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Addressing Mail

Every day the campus mail center receives thousands of pieces of mail. Without a proper address, many pieces will be delayed or returned to the sender.

Proper Addressing of Mail to Faculty and Staff

The acceptable formats for incoming mail to faculty and staff are:

110 8TH ST TROY, NY 12180-3590
TROY, NY 12180-3590

The last two lines of the address must be 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180-3590. These formats will insure your mail is delivered as efficiently as possible.

Address Placement

Placement of the address on the face of an envelope should conform to the following USPS specifications:

  • The address should be in an area a half-inch from each side of the envelope.
  • The top of the address should be no more than 2 3/4" from the bottom of the envelope.
  • The bottom of the address should be no more than 5/8" from the bottom of the envelope.
  • The area 4 1/2" by 5/8" in the lower right hand corner of the envelope should remain empty for bar code placement.


When hand-addressing mail, be sure to print legibly as failure to do so may cause delays in sorting by the U.S. Post Office. Computer-generated labels are preferred.

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Rensselaer’s Mail Services are intended for Institute business only. We reserve the right to refuse, return or discard any mail or package that is not intended as Institute business.

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