Our addressing project on the UT campus is in full swing. The main UT campus is converting from using ‘1 University Station’ to using the physical street address of each and every building. The Post Office is handing over delivery of all UT mail to the Mail Services team and this conversion will allow the USPS to use automation equipment to sort the UT mail instead of the current hand-sort method that delays all deliveries.
These changes will in turn make the process of delivering all of UT mail a more efficient operation for the Mail Services Team. In addition, using the physical street address will allow departments on campus to have one address to use for both United States Postal Service mail, UPS, and FedEx package shipments — which they cannot do when using the virtual address of ‘1 University Station.’ The new address will also work in GPS systems so customers and visitors will be able to get directions to locations on campus easier. And the UT Police Department will also benefit as they will be able to use official street addresses when routing officers to buildings on campus, ultimately saving time.
Other noteworthy details:
- For the first time each building on 78712 Campus has an official USPS/City of Austin approved address to use.
- Uniform Addressing Format on letters, flats and packages for the entire 78712 campus.
- UTPD now has street addresses to use to document incidents and dispatch officers.
- Faculty and staff will have a physical address to give 9-1-1 or UTPD dispatch.
- Departments now can provide all mailers and shippers one address to receive both mail and packages.
- UPS/FedEx will have physical addresses to use to automate the sort of packages going to the campus.
- A higher percentage of UT mail will be sorted by automated equipment by the USPS.
- Departments with multiple mail codes in multiple buildings will be able to get correct addresses for each one.