Sending items to IWU students

Guidelines for sending mail and other shipments

The following addressing template should be used for everything sent to IWU students living in residence halls or fraternities and sororities (Click here for information on mail delivery to The Gates at Wesleyan).  All IWU living unit street addresses (residence halls and fraternity and sorority chapter houses) follow the template and example below.

 

Addressing template:
student name
living unit name*
living unit street address
city, state  ZIP+4

Example:
Tommy Titan
Ferguson Hall
1209 N Main St
Bloomington, IL  61701-1792

*To protect the privacy and safety of your student, please do not address items using the students' room number. 

 

MAIL

The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers mail and packages to each residence hall daily during the regular academic year on regular postal delivery days.

-- Correctly-addressed USPS mail is distributed to students through individually-assigned mailboxes in the residence hall lobby. 

-- Items improperly addressed (to a previous residence, for instance) will be forwarded to current students (but may be delayed 3-5 days) or returned as per USPS regulations.

-- Items sent Express Mail or overnight mail are received centrally at Publications, Printing and Mailing Services (PPMS), Monday through Friday; PPMS is closed on Saturday.  From the time they are received on campus, these packages take 24 to 48 hours to reach their final destination at the residence hall desk.  This means that even items shipped "overnight" will take at least 2-3 days to reach the student.

-- A signature from the student is required for any package or for any piece of mail sent with special services, such as delivery confirmation.  Signatures are obtained by residence hall desk staff during posted hours. 

-- Please never send cash through the mail; use a check or money order instead.

-- Mail early (7-10 days) before holidays, such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, etc, before birthdays and before the start of finals because the volume of mail in the USPS system and/or on campus can cause delays during these times. 

-- Mail received during breaks (between hall closings and hall openings) is delivered centrally to Publications, Printing and Mailing Services (PPMS), and typically unavailable to students.  Students who need access to mail delivered during breaks should contact PPMS directly (309/556-3387) to arrange a time.

SHIPPERS / CARRIERS

IWU's preferred shipper is UPS http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/index.jsx, because we have found them to be the most responsible, dependable, and able to interface with our campus systems.  Shipments are also commonly accepted from Fed-Ex and DHL, and less commonly from other shippers, as well.

-- All shipped packages are received in the Physical Plant during regular IWU business hours; this means shipped packages are not accepted on Saturdays. 

-- From the time they are received on campus, shipped packages take 24 to 48 hours to reach their final destination at the residence hall desk.  This means that even items shipped "overnight" will take at least 2-3 days to reach the student. 

-- UPS commercial rate shipments generally arrive from the Chicago area at IWU on the next delivery day.

-- Please keep your tracking number until your student has confirmed receipt of the package.

PERISHABLES

Perishables, such as flowers and foodstuffs are accepted at residence hall desks between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Unfortunately, there are not refrigeration units available in which to store perishable items between the time the item is delivered and the time a student signs for it; students are responsible for timely receipt of perishable items delivered to them and accepted on their behalf. 

EMERGENCIES

If unusual circumstances require you to send an item to your student outside the delivery conditions and timeframes indicated above, please contact Eric Gordon (309/556-3387) at Publications, Printing and Mailing Services (PPMS) to mutually determine the best delivery method and timeline.  PPMS office hours are 8:00-Noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

LIVING UNIT STREET ADDRESSES

Living Unit / Residence Hall Street Addresses
Adams Hall 1401 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1761
Blackstock Hall 1102 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1706
Dodds Hall 1301 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1793
Dolan Hall 1404 Franklin Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701-1778
Ferguson Hall 1209 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1792
Gulick Hall 109 E University Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701-1780
Harriett Hall 201 E Emerson St, Bloomington, IL 61701-7227
Kemp Hall 1207 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1757
Magill Hall 210 Beecher St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1717
Martin Hall 110 E Chestnut St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3004
Munsell Hall 1211 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1792
Pfeiffer Hall 102 E University Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701-1781

 

Living Unit / Fraternity and Sorority Street Addresses
Acacia 1307 Park St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1739
Alpha Gamma Delta 1409 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1704
Kappa Delta 1105 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1755
Kappa Kappa Gamma 105 E Graham St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1705
Phi Gamma Delta 1601 Franklin Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701-1734
Phi Mu Alpha 303 E Chestnut St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3127
Sigma Alpha Iota 307 E Chestnut St, Bloomington, IL 61701-3127
Sigma Chi 111 E Emerson St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1794
Sigma Kappa 1011 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1701
Sigma Pi 1101 N East St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1703
Tau Kappa Epsilon 1609 Franklin Ave, Bloomington, IL 61701-1734
Theta Chi 404 Beecher St, Bloomington, IL 61701-1802

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