How to Address Incoming Mail

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has specific requirements governing mail addressing. USPS has introduced new bottom up address scanning, where the SECOND line from the bottom of the address is scanned for the exact location. All University incoming mail must conform to the current USPS addressing standards. Below are examples of proper automation compatible addresses. To expedite mail delivery on campus, the zip+4 code must be used.

Benjamin Franklin
University of Pennsylvania
Left Bank Commons
STE 500 or RM 500
3160 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6280

College House and Sansom Place Mailing Addresses
John/Jane Doe
RM xxxx FSHS MB xxxx (College House Code, click above link)
3700 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6025