Mail Services

Welcome to the Mail Services web site. Mail Services operates in support of the University's objective to achieve excellence in education and research by providing delivery, collection and processing services of all University mail. Mail Services also provides addressing and folding and inserting services. We are committed to ensuring that the University's written communications move efficiently to their destination.

Location

Hours of Operation

Incoming Mail

University Mail Stops

Outgoing Mail

University Postal Codes

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LOCATION

McMaster University Mail Services is located in the Campus Services Building (CSB), room 204.

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HOURS OF OPERATION


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Closed for lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m.

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INCOMING MAIL

Mail Services processes all incoming mail from the Canada Post Corporation. Mail is delivered daily to each department commencing at 9:00 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)

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OUTGOING MAIL:

All outgoing mail must be sorted, before pickup, as follows:

Canadian
U.S.A.
Overseas
Campus
I.U.T.S.
Courier Items

All outgoing mail is charged to the departmental chart field string on return address unless otherwise noted.

See the latest requirements for addressing at Canada Post.

Look up postal codes at the Canada Post website.

COURIERS:

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

Fedex and Purolator - deliver and pick-up daily.

CANPAR, UPS, DHL pick-up must be arranged by department.

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SPECIAL SERVICES

Mail Services offers the following special services:

Express Post
International Mail
Admail (bulk)
Publications Mailings
Business Reply mail
"GO" Letters (purchased in bulk only)

To arrange a pickup of Bulk mailings please contact Facility Services, Service Clerks at extension 24740 and a work order will be issued. Please note that you will need to allow 48 hours for pickup.

ADDRESSING, FOLDING 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 up to #4 bboklet; minimum #9 envelope. For more information call extension 24286 or e-mail mailadd@mcmaster.ca.

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UNIVERSITY 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, Downtown Centre, and MIP L8S 4L8
H.G. Thode Library of Science & Engineering L8S 4P5
John Hodgins Engineering Building L8S 4L7
Kenneth Taylor Hall and DeGroote School of Business L8S 4M4
Mills Memorial Library L8S 4L6
Togo Salmon Hall L8S 4M2
University Centre L8S 4S4
1200 Main St. W. (Health Science Centre) L8N 3Z5
1400 Main St. W. (IAHS) L8S 1C7
ALL OTHER BUILDINGS L8S 4K1
Residences:
Mary Keyes L8S 4S5
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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Related Information

Canada Post Corporation

  • Two letter abbreviations for Provinces & Territories
  • Canadian Postage Rates
U.S. Postal Service
  • Two letter abbreviations for destinations outside Canada
DHL

FEDEX

UPS

Purolator Courier

National Association of College and University Mail Services

Canadian Colleges & Universities Mail Managers (CCUMMA)