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Messenger Service

Read about messenger service rates and service areas offered by UCSD Mail Services.


Please Note: On Friday, June 16, 2017 Messenger Service will be unavailable. 



Messenger service costs vary depending on the delivery or pickup location and are recharged to your department's index:

Location Service area Rates
Campus Includes UCSD campus, Torrey Pines Center North and South, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, East Campus, La Jolla Professional Center, Veterans' (VA) Hospital $7.00
Medical Center Includes UCSD Medical Center and surrounding buildings $9.50
Off campus Includes all other locations $13.00

There is an additional charge if:

  • The messenger is delayed at the pickup or delivery location
  • The pickup and delivery consists of 4 or more boxes

Pickup and delivery hours

  • On-campus pickups and deliveries are made weekdays throughout the day up until 3:30 p.m. Requests made after 2:00 p.m. may not be completed until the following business day
  • Off-campus pickups and deliveries are made once every weekday, and must be scheduled by 10 a.m. for same-day delivery. Requests received after 10 a.m. will be scheduled for the following work day
  • There is a 70 pound weight limit for a single item
  • Messenger service does not transport cash

Request service

Send email to Messenger Service and provide the following information:

  • Pickup location
  • Name and extension of contact person
  • Location of delivery
  • Index to be recharged
  • Description of item

Note: Requests can be made up to a week in advance