Package Services (Parcel Post, Media Mail)

Parcel Post

Used for gifts and general merchandise, may also contain books and other printed matter. Maximum weight is 70 pounds. The maximum size is 130 inches in combined length and distance around the thickest part. 

Mark each package "Parcel Post" in the postage area.

Media Mail (formerly called Book Rate)

Used for books, film, manuscripts, printed music, printed test materials, sound recordings, play scripts, printed educational charts, loose-leaf pages and binders consisting of medical information, videotapes, and computer recorded media such as CD-ROMs and diskettes. Media Mail cannot contain advertising.

The maximum size is 108 inches in combined length and distance around the thickest part. 

Mark each package "Media Mail" in the postage area.

United Parcel Service (Domestic Service Only)

United Parcel Service is available for offices and departments that have University accounts which can be recharged. Departments can leave outbound packages that are clearly marked UPS in campus mail and we will pick them up with the daily mail stop.

The following service levels are provided:

For additional info please call 413.545.3313.

Requirements, limitations, and recommendations:

United Parcel does not deliver on weekends, so packages shipped on Fridays by next day, 2nd day, 3 day select etc. are delivered on the following Mon., Tues., Wed; etc.