Mail and Distribution Services

Office: 311 Juniper Street, First Floor
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
Telephone: 215-717-6950

For special requests, you may email us at distributionservices@uarts.edu.

MAIL AND PACKAGE SERVICES

University Mail
U.S. Postal Services Mail

The mail is picked up by the distribution services staff and arrives at our location at 8:30 a.m. It is sorted and delivered immediately.

Overnight Courier Packages
Inbound courier packages are delivered as they are received. Outbound packages are prepared by the shipper and sent out by the distribution services staff.

Interoffice Mail
All interoffice mail is sorted and delivered the same day if it is received before 10 a.m. and the following business day if received after 10 a.m.

Package Tracking
Package tracking is available through the Internet via these websites: FedEx.com, UPS.com or USPS.com.

Cut-Off Times
To meet our overnight vendors' pickup times, all packages must be in the mail center by these times for same-day pickup:

  • U.S. Post Office: 3 p.m.
  • UPS Packages: 2 p.m.
  • Presort Mail: 1 p.m.

The staff needs at least 24 hours notice for any mailing of 1,000 pieces or more. Any shipments of 100 lbs or more must be scheduled prior to their arrival. Please consult with Distribution Services for these options before sending us your package.

Mail FAQs
Q: What time is the cutoff for U.S. mail?
A: Mail must be in the mail center by 3 p.m. for same-day processing.

Q: What time does the U.S. mail arrive from the Post Office?
A: The mail is picked up from the Post Office daily at 8 a.m.

Q: What happens if I have a large mailer to be sent out? What do I do?
A: Please contact Distribution Services in advance so that they can prepare and have the opportunity to discuss mailing options with you.

Q: When do overnight packages arrive at the mail center?
A: Priority packages are generally received between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Standard packages are received between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Shredding
The staff handles shredding as well. For assistance, please e-mail your request to the staff.

Paper Supplies
All orders for copy paper should be placed through the W.B. Mason website. Distribution Services orders generic stationary and most paper supplies for the University.