Proper addressing ensures timely delivery
Outgoing mail must be addressed properly, with a complete institutional return address and a budget number barcode for metering. Mail not properly prepared will be returned to sender. Please assist us with the efficient processing of your mail by using the following formats for campus and U.S. mail return addresses.
If you are receiving mail now with an incomplete address PLEASE contact the sender and notify them of your complete UI mailing address.
Campus Mail Address Formats:
On Campus Address Format
Mail Stop Number (Current 4-digit Campus Zip)
Address format for all carriers except FedEx Express or DHL
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS XXXX
Moscow, ID 83844-XXXX
The street address must come first followed by the Mail Stop (MS) number.
Several campus departments choose to use their own physical address for direct package delivery around campus. UPS, FedEx Ground and other private ground carriers have a difficult time finding these departments because current campus signage doesn’t reflect actual street addresses, and delivery personnel are often unfamiliar with our campus layout. Please be aware that when a department chooses to use their street address for direct delivery, they are doing so at their own risk, and there is a good chance that these packages may be delivered incorrectly, delayed in delivery, or returned to sender because your department can’t be found by the delivery person. When packages have been delivered incorrectly by a private carrier, it is the responsibility of the department, not CMS, to contact the private carrier directly to find those lost or missing packages. CMS does not internally track packages that are not delivered to the central receiving dock. In fact, we have no way of even knowing that they exist. CMS will not be responsible for tracking down missing packages that are miss-delivered or where attempted delivery has failed by a private carrier such as UPS, USPS, FedEx, etc.
The best way to avoid lost or miss-delivered packages is to always use the CMS central receiving address of 875 Perimeter Drive with your Mail Stop number on the address as well. This allows CMS staff to be able to scan and track the packages as they arrive on the dock. Most packages are delivered the same day or the next morning, unless they arrive after the last delivery time on Friday. Please consider using this method, as we have found it is more reliable than direct package delivery by private carriers.