Note from Steven Roberts, Assistant Director, UW Mailing Services

Mailing Services is operating as normal and has no plans to change operations due to the COVID-19 virus. Some parts of Mailing Services are essential, and we will continue to provide service to your department through the entire pandemic. If your organization has adjusted their operations with telecommuting staff, we have many options for you to continue to send and receive mail critical to your business needs.

Should your office close or is staffed intermittently:

  • Mail can still be delivered if we are granted access to your building’s mail room (if we don’t already have access, we will bring mail back to our facility for safe keeping)
  • Mail can be held at Mailing Services for customer pick up
  • We can arrange to call you if mail starts to pile up in your department’s mail box
  • We can arrange to ship your department mail to a home address if necessary
  • Mail can be forwarded to another mail box in the campus system
  • Outbound items can be delivered in person to the Mailing Services customer counter for mailing or shipping at 3900 7th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98195

We do not want you to worry about mail service and can work with you to determine the best options for your department. If you have questions about your specific business needs, please contact us by email at


Mailing Services is proud to connect the University campus with timely and accurate postal services. Services include:

  • Collection, processing, and distribution of internal campus mail,
  • Incoming and outgoing United States Postal Service (USPS) mail,
  • Distribution of many products and services


Our exclusive ZIP code, 98195 makes Mailing Services a full service post office on campus. Count on us to deliver and collect your mail at least once a day to campus and many off campus locations. Our efficient box number system ensures that each department  receives mail service each day.

We are here and happy to serve your needs so please don't hesitate to give us a call or e-mail: for help or to answer your mail or shipping questions.


Mailing Services processes UW business mail but has a (Mail Store) in the Mail, Copy & Receiving Center at UW Tower C-LL that is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.. They sell stamps and can mail U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx shipments.

Those Brown Mail Boxes are for use by faculty, staff and students to send letter and small items through intra-campus mail postage free to another UW department or recipient using the Box Number system. Make sure the item has an official Box Number like 359010 on it with the correct box number and we will be happy to deliver it.

Mailing Services has several locations:

  • Our main facility is located at 3900 7th Ave NE off the Burke Gilman Trail on the edge of West Campus close to the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge and is open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
  • Our UW Tower Mail & Receiving operation is located a C-LL (loading dock) and is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon – Fri
  • Copy & Mail Center location, a service of Copy & Mailing Services, is open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon – Fri.

You can e-mail us directly at anytime or call our main number at 206.543.8757 and even after hours you can leave a message and someone will return your call the next business operating day.