Addressing your Mail
The accuracy of the address affects the speed and handling of your mail.

Return Address
Print or type your address in the upper left corner on the front of the enevelope. Use Campus Box #. Do not use Post Office Box #. When typing, use all CAPS and BOLD lettering. The only punctuation is the hyphen in the Zip Code. 30501-3628.

Extra Services
Place labels for extra services above the delivery address and to the right of the return address, or to the left of the postage.

Use stamps, a postage meter, or a PC Postage system to affix the correct amount. You can calculate postage online at

Recipient Name
Name of Organization
Street Address
Use a post office box or street address, but not both. If the address also has a directoinal (for instance, NW for Northwest)), be sure to use it. There may be more than one Main Street.

Apartment or Suite Number
The correct apartment or suite number helps to ensure delivery to the right location.

City, State and Zip Code
Print the delivery and return address on the same side of your envelope or card. The address should be written parallel to the longest line.

Print or type clearly with a pen or permanent marker so the address is legible from an arm’s length away. Do not use commas or periods.

Return Address
A return address is required on most mail.

Military Mail
Military addresses must show the full name with middle name or initial and the PSC number, unit number, or ship name. Replace the city name with APO, FPO or DPO, and the state with AA, AE, or AP, and use a special ZIP CODE.
All packages leaving the Untied States must have a customs form attached.

A list of commonly used state, stree, and other abbreviations is available online.