Campus Mail

Reina Aragon, Supervisor

The UNM Mailing Systems Department is to be used for Official University purposes only. Campus mail is interdepartmental mail addressed by campus senders to campus recipients. Campus mail must be properly addressed with Name, Department and Mail Stop Code. When addressing a campus envelope, all previous addresses must be marked through to guarantee proper delivery to the appropriate party. Campus envelopes may be purchased at the UNM Bookstore. Campus mail must be rubber banded and all addresses facing the same direction. If a regular envelope is used then "CAMPUS MAIL" must be clearly written, typed, printed, or stamped on the front of the envelope, otherwise your mail may be sent to the USPS. Campus Mail not properly prepared will be left at the department. Campus mail is sorted by department name and mail stop code only, not by the name of the individual addressee.

Mail Stop Codes should be used in the following addressing format example:

USPS Mail: Campus Mail:
Your Name
Your Department Name
Your Department MSC
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
Recipient's Name
Recipient's Department Name
Recipient's MSC

All previous Zip + 4 numbers will no longer be used, please use 87131-0001. "1 University of New Mexico" is UNM's street address in the US Postal Service national database. New Campus Mail envelopes are available from the Bookstore.

UNM Mailing Systems processes approximately 50,000 pieces of mail per day or approximately 1,000,000 pieces per month. Included in that figure are approximately 500-1000 pieces per day of "mystery mail." "Mystery mail" is undeliverable as addressed. Our goal with the Mail Stop Code system is to reduce the amount of "mystery mail," position UNM for the potential changes in service from the United States Postal Service and provide UNM departments with information to prepare their mail to meet USPS mail automation requirements. A comprehensive Mail Stop Code system is the first step in a very long process to meet these goals.