UCSB Mail Services

UCSB Mail Services serves UCSB campus departments and academic offices, and is assigned zip code 93106 for U.S. Mail, U.S. Mail parcels and private carrier parcels, like UPS and FedEx. UCSB Mail Services also serves the student residents at the San Clemente Residence. U.S. Mail for the residents at San Clemente Residence should use zip code 93106 for their U.S. Mail and U.S. Mail parcels, but use zip code 93117 for private carrier parcels, like UPS and FedEx.

University Center (UCen) Post Office processes inbound and outbound U.S. Mail for all student residence halls except San Clemente Residence, and is assigned zip code 93107.

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UCSB Mail Services is the central mail facility delivering mail throughout the campus. We prepare and process an average of 162,000 pieces of University mail per month.

Mail Services is dedicated to the timely processing and delivery of intra-department mail, U.S. mail, and related services.

We provide an essential link, ensuring the efficient flow of mail between the U.S. Postal Service and the campus community

Since Mail Services handles correspondence related to University business only, faculty and staff should make arrangements to receive personal mail at home.

Delivery and Collection

Delivery and collection schedules are set by Mail Services based on building locations and mail volume. There are five mail routes which are delivered daily between 8:00 am and 10:30 am. 

Our carriers do not collect or deliver mail to unauthorized areas. Changes to a delivery or pick-up location must first be authorized by Mail Services. Requests for a new stop, or changes to an existing stop, can be requested by completing and submitting the New Mail Stop & New Delivery Location Form.

To facilitate service, all departments should establish a standard location for mail delivery and pick-up, providing three labeled boxes for:

  • incoming mail
  • off-campus (outgoing) mail
  • campus mail

Your off-campus mail will be processed more quickly if it is separated or bundled by group, as follows:

  • Stamped
  • To Be Metered
  • International
  • Special Services by USPS

Incoming Mail

UCSB's U.S. Mail is picked up every morning at approximately 7:45 am from the Goleta Processing and Distribution Center. It is then processed and delivered to each designated department collection point the following morning. The use of mail codes helps ensure the most efficient mail sorting and delivery possible.

Central Receiving handles distribution of incoming U.S. Mail parcels and outbound UPS packages only. Central Receiving can be reached at 805.893.2878 or ignacio.astorga@ucsb.edu.

Outbound Campus Mail

All outbound U.S. Mail is metered daily and picked up through the U.S. Postal Service at 4:15 pm. Outbound campus mail is for business related purposes of UCSB only.

Note: No personal mail is to be handled by the Mail Services staff, even outbound personal mail already with postage affixed. 

U.S. Postal Service Rates

U.S. Postal Services Rates, effective September 3, 2017