Mail Services


MAIL SERVICES STAFF Extension Email
Supervisor, Mail Services Jim DiLellio 24286 dilellio

LOCATION:

McMaster University Mail Services is located in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business Building (MGD), room B109.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The wicket is open to the campus community from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.
INCOMING MAIL:

Mail Services processes all incoming mail from the Canada Post Corporation. Mail is delivered daily to each department commencing at 8:30 a.m..

To ensure timely delivery, all items must have the following information:

ADDRESSEE'S NAME

DEPARTMENT NAME
BUILDING NAME AND ROOM NUMBER
"MCMASTER UNIVERSITY"
1280 MAIN STREET WEST
HAMILTON ON (APPROPRIATE POSTAL CODE)
OUTGOING MAIL: All outgoing mail must be sorted, before pickup, as follows:
Canadian

U.S.A.
Overseas
Campus (including courier items)
I.U.T.S.
Personal stamped
All outgoing mail is charged to the departmental account unless otherwise noted on the mail.

Canada Post Corporation's new requirement for addressing is that all addresses be in capital letters without punctuation (unless it is part of a word in the address, e.g. SMITH'S BICYCLES). The postal code should be placed on the same line as the city and province.

ADDRESSEE'S NAME

COMPANY
STREET
CITY PROVINCE POSTAL CODE
Look up postal codes via the Canada Post Postal Code Search

COURIERS: Mail Services acts as an on-campus drop off point for specified courier pickups. Please call extension 24286 for further information.

I.U.T.S. (Inter University Transit System): - List of Universities and Participating Agencies

 Mail Services has free delivery, for faculty and staff, to the following Universities and related organizations:
 
 

Station No. Name Location Delivery Address
1 York University North York Scott Library, 
4700 Keele Street
1A Council of Ontario Universities Toronto 180 Dundas Street West,
11th Floor
2 University of Toronto Toronto 130 St. George Street
2B OCUFA Toronto 27 Carlton Street
3 Trent University Peterborough Walter Street
3A Ontario Universities' Application Centre Guelph 650 Woodlawn Road West
4 Queen's University Kingston Stauffer Library,
University Avenue
5 University of Ottawa Ottawa 141 Louis Pasteur Street
5A National Library Ottawa 395 Wellington Street
5B Canadian Book Exchange Ottawa 85 Bentley Street
6 Wilfred Laurier University Waterloo University Avenue
6A Humanities and Social Science 
Federation of Canada
Ottawa 151 Slater Avenue
6B Canadian Association of Physicists Ottawa University of Ottawa
Suite 112, 
McDonald Building
7 Ryerson Polytechnic University Toronto 31 Gerrard Street East
7A Royal Military College Kingston Royal Military College
8 Carleton University Ottawa Colonel By Drive
9 University of Guelph Guelph MacLaughlin
Library Building
10 University of Waterloo Waterloo Arts Library Building
11 McMaster University Hamilton Mills Memorial Library
11A Association of Canadian Medical Colleges Ottawa 774 Echo Street
12 Brock University St. Catharines Library Tower
12A Canadian Institute for Historical
Micro Reproduction
Ottawa 395 Wellington Street
13 University of Western Ontario London Weldon Library
14 University of Windsor Windsor The Leddy Library
15 Laurentian University Sudbury Priority Mail
16 Lakehead University Thunder Bay Priority Mail
17 Canadian National Institute
for the Blind
Toronto 1929 Bayview Avenue
18 Nipissing University North Bay Priority Mail
19 Ontario College of Art Toronto 100 McCaul Street

* Mail for Laurentian, Lakehead and Nipissing is amalgamated at York University then forwarded by courier. There is therefore a restriction placed on this mail of 30 grams per item ( this is usually the maximum weight placed in a #10 envelope ). All mail larger than a regular envelope will be sent via Canada Post and the sender charged postage.

SPECIAL SERVICES:

Mail Services offers the following special services:

Courier Services
Registered Mail
Insured Mail
Express Post (Canada only)
Remail Services (outside Canada only)
Admail (bulk)
Business Reply mail
"GO" Letters (purchased in bulk only)
ADDRESSING AND INSERTING:
Mail Services provides an addressing service for general mailings to the McMaster community. Labelling equipment will affix labels to envelopes, magazines and flyers for any on- or off- campus mailing. Mailing lists can be set up using data bases in Mail Services. A folding service is also available as part of the Addressing operation. The University inserting equipment will insert up to 4 items into envelopes. Maximum size of envelopes is #10. For more information call extension 24286.
TWO LETTER ABBREVIATIONS OUTSIDE CANADA:
     Africa                AF     Missouri               MO
     Alaska                AK     Montana                MT
     Alabam                AL     Nebraska               NB
     Arizon                AZ     Nevada                 NV
     Arkansas              AR     New Hampshire          NH
     Asia                  AS     New Jersey             NJ
     Australia             AU     New Mexico             NM
     California            CA     New York               NY
     Canal Zone            CZ     New Zealand            NZ
     Colorado              CO     North Carolina         NC
     Connecticut           CT     North Dakota           ND
     Delaware              DE     Ohio                   OH
     District of Columbia  DC     Oklahoma               OK
     Europe                EU     Oregon                 OR
     Florida               FL     Panama                 PN
     Georgia               GA     Pennsylvania           PA
     Guam                  GU     Puerto Rico            PR
     Hawaii                HI     Rhode Island           RI
     Idaho                 ID     St.Pierre & Miquelon   PM
     Illinois              IL     South America          SA
     Indiana               IN     South Carolina         SC
     Iowa                  IA     South Dakota           SD
     Kansas                KS     Tennessee              TE
     Kentucky              KY     Texas                  TX
     Louisiana             LA     Utah                   UT
     Maine                 ME     Vermont                VT
     Maryland              MD     Virginia               VA
     Massachusetts         MA     Virgin Islands         VI
     Mexico                MX     Washington             WA
     Michigan              MI     West Virginia          WV
     Minnesota             MN     Wisconson              WI
     Mississippi           MS     Wyoming                WY
TWO LETTER ABBREVIATIONS FOR PROVINCES & TERRITORIES:
     Alberta               AB     Prince Edward Island   PE        
     British Columbia      BC     Quebec                 QC
     Manitoba              MB     Saskatchewan           SK
     Newfoundland          NF     Northwest Territories  NT         
     New Brunswick         NB     Yukon Territories      YT
     Nova Scotia           NS     
     Ontario               ON
POSTAL CODES:

Canada Post Corporation's new requirement for addressing is that all addresses be in capital letters without punctuation (unless it is part of a word in the address e.g.SMITH'S BICYCLES). The postal code should be placed on the same line as the city and province e.g. HAMILTON ON L8S 4K1 Look up postal codes via the Canada Post Postal Code Search

University Campus Postal Codes:
A.N. Bourns Science Building                          L8S 4M1
Campus Services Building                              L8S 4M3
Chester New Hall                                      L8S 4L9
Gilmour Hall and T-27                                 L8S 4L8
H.G. Thode Library of Science & Engineering           L8S 4P5
John Hodgins Engineering Building                     L8S 4L7
Kenneth Taylor Hall and Michael G. DeGroote Building  L8S 4M4
Mills Memorial Library                                L8S 4L6
Togo Salmon Hall                                      L8S 4M2
University Centre                                     L8S 4S4
ALL OTHER BUILDINGS                                   L8S 4K1
Residences:
Bates Residence                                       L8S 4P1
Brandon Hall                                          L8S 4N8
Whidden Hall                                          L8S 4N7
Woodstock Hall                                        L8S 4N9
ALL OTHER RESIDENCES                                  L8S 4M6

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