To ensure that agencies such as fire departments and ambulance services are able to respond to the exact location of campus emergencies as quickly as possible, the University began using unique street addresses for each of its buildings last spring.
The U.S. Postal Service has observed a transition period since that time, and delivered campus mail whether it was addressed to a building’s unique street address or to the University’s existing 2200 N Squirrel Rd. address.
As of Tuesday, February 28, 2017, the U.S. Postal Service will no longer deliver campus mail addressed to 2200 N Squirrel Rd.
As such, all University vendors, partners, supporters and other associates who are not already doing so will need to begin using unique building addresses. Several examples of how mail should be addressed are available on the OUPD How to Address Mail web page.
It is critical that University faculty and staff inform the people they work with about this change. Failure to use unique building addresses will lead to mail being returned to the sender, which may in turn lead to delays in the management of University business.
To help communicate new building addresses, University Communications and Marketing (UC&M) will provide any department or unit with 100 individualized mailing labels such as the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) label pictured. Those interested in obtaining these labels should contact their UC&M account manager .
Departments and unit employees not already using unique building addresses in outgoing mail, email, web and other communications will need to begin doing so as soon as possible. All printed materials shared with outside organizations and individuals, including employee business cards, will need to include unique building addresses.
The U.S. Postal Service is also advising the University to use standard street type abbreviations such as Ave., Blvd., Dr., Ln., Rd., St., etc. when addressing mail, as this will result in more efficient processing and delivery.
Finally, department and unit web content managers must update any outdated location information included in the main content areas they maintain. The 2200 N Squirrel Rd. address should no longer appear in any web content.
Those seeking additional information on the campus addressing system are encouraged to view resources available on the OUPD Campus Addresses web page, or to contact Police Support Services at (248) 370-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
As always, University leadership appreciates the support and cooperation of faculty and staff helping to ensure that University operations continue to be managed efficiently.