Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mail Forwarding

We forward USPS mail ONLY. USPS mail can be forwarded for one year, magazines and newspapers should be forwarded or discontinued with the publisher/vendor.
Mail CANNOT be forwarded to addresses outside the United States.
Mail CANNOT be forwarded to another students mail box on campus.
We do not forward mail for 5 weeks or less. This is due to the turnaround time for the USPS. If you need something forwarded to you please call (615) 322-2934 and speak to a mail services employee.
You may use our web link Click here from any computer to forward your mail. If you choose to forward your mail permanently you will not be allowed to change the address, you will need to contact Station B to make any changes.
Mail may be forwarded for students who leave the campus for study abroad, medical leave, personal leave, transfer to another school, graduate, and for any other extended leave. Some restrictions may apply. We cannot forward to overseas addresses.
Newspapers and magazines will not be forwarded; you should discontinue the subscription in advance or forward with the publisher/vendor.
Campus mail will not be forwarded; it will be sent back to the originating department with a correct forwarding address. Because this mail has no postage applied, the originating department/person will choose at their discretion if the mail piece should be mailed to the student’s forwarding address.
Cash should NEVER be sent through campus mail, for any reason. If you choose to do so it will be at your own risk. VU Mail Services will not be responsible for cash sent through the USPS or campus mail. Cash should always be delivered in person.
We DO NOT forward UPS, FedEx, DHL or other common carrier delivered packages during Summer break. If you have accidentally sent a package to your campus address and you have forwarded your mail, unless you contact us prior to the packages arrival it will not be checked in but immediately returned to sender.

USPS Automated Mail Forwarding Procedures

Available Services
The Postal Service offers a variety of forwarding services to fit different needs. When you are changing your primary residence, the permanent change of address service forwards mail, piece-by-piece to your new address for one year. Packages will not be forwarded, and magazines are only forwarded for 60 days. If you are going on a long trip and need to temporarily forward your mail, you can use a standard temporary change of address or premium mail forwarding. A temporary address change offers the same service as a permanent address change for a period no longer than one year and no less than two weeks. Premium forwarding service packages mail and forwards it in bulk once a week and also includes package forwarding. If you will be away for less than two weeks, put your mail on hold because you cannot use the forwarding service.
Forwarding Requirements
You can only forward mail for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one year for temporary forwarding, whether through the temporary change of address or premium forwarding service. When you use the Internet or telephone change of address services, you are required to provide a MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express credit card number. The Postal Service verifies that the address on your credit card matches either your current or forwarding address and charges your card $1 for the service.
How to Set Up Forwarding
Begin the official change of address form by verifying that you are or have authorization to set up mail forwarding for the individual listed on the form. Click the radio button for permanent forwarding or temporary forwarding as applicable in your situation and enter a start and end date for the service. Enter your name, current and forwarding address information and email address for confirmation. Complete the form by providing your credit card information for verification purposes and the associated service fee. You can also call the automated telephone change of address service at 1-800-275-8777. Walk through the same questions on the phone and provide your credit card for address verification.
How to Change or Cancel Forwarding
If you have set up temporary forwarding for vacation or short-term move, the service will automatically end on the date you specified on your change of address form. If you need to change or cancel the forwarding service at any time, go to the "View, Update or Change" page and enter your forwarding zip code and the confirmation number from your email change of address confirmation. You can use this form to change forwarding start and end dates, convert a temporary change to a permanent one or completely cancel a permanent change or address or a temporary one that has not started.
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