Urgent Mailing Options

Priority Mail

  • Priority Mail is available for any item.
  • Anything over 13 ounces is automatically sent as Priority Mail.
  • Anything under 13 ounces may be sent Priority Mail for the minimum charge of $3.85.
  • Flat rate envelopes are available. Postage is $3.85 no matter what the weight is.
  • This service is not guaranteed but the U.S. Postal Service claims it is faster than First Class Mail.


  • Relatively inexpensive.
  • First Class mail privileges (forwarding, return service, etc.)
  • Delivered to any address in the U.S.


  • It's not guaranteed.
  • It's not trackable.

Federal Express

  • This service is very reliable for guaranteed overnight, two-day, or three-day delivery.
  • International Federal Express is also available (it is very expensive).
  • Check with the Campus Mail Center for current rates which are based on weight and zone.
  • Use the envelopes, packages, and boxes available specifically for FedEx purposes. The packaging is free of charge.
  • Packages or letters to be sent by Federal Express must be delivered to the Campus Mail Center by 4:00pm.


  • Very reliable
  • Trackable


  • Extra charge for Saturday delivery.
  • Extra charge if address is not exactly correct.
  • Cannot be delivered to a P.O. Box.

U.S. Postal Service Express Mail (EMS)

  • This service is available for guaranteed overnight or 2nd day delivery.
  • Check with the Campus Mail Center for current rates.
  • Use the Express Mail envelopes and packages available free of charge.
  • Items to be sent out EMS must be delivered to the Campus Mail Center by 1:00pm.


  • Slightly less expensive than other overnight services.
  • No extra charge for Saturday delivery or address corrections.
  • Delivery to P.O. boxes or any other address.


  • Not all locations guarantee overnight delivery.
  • Not as reliable as Federal Express.