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Shipping Personal Packages

Find out about shipping personal packages through UCSD Mail Services.

Faculty, staff, and students can ship personal packages via FedEx or UPS through UCSD Mail Services at discounted rates. The discount varies by package size and carrier.

Preparation and shipping requirements

Personal packages must:

  • Weigh less than 70 pounds
  • Ship to a U.S. destination
  • Be ready to ship (Mail Services can't provide packing material)
  • Use the following address format:
Full return address:
City, state, ZIP code
  Full shipping address:
Delivery address
City, state, ZIP code

Take your ready-to-ship package to Mail Services, Campus Services Complex, Building A (map), weekdays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If your package does not meet the criteria, take it to a FedEx or UPS drop-off location. You won't receive a discounted rate at a drop-off or retail facility.

Carrier options

Choose a service below for delivery to most U.S. addresses:


  • Priority Overnight, next-business-day delivery by 10:30 a.m. to most U.S. addresses; by noon, 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. in remote areas; by noon, 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays
  • Standard Overnight, next-business-day delivery by 3 p.m. to most U.S. addresses; by 4:30 p.m. to rural areas
  • 2Day, by 4:30 p.m. in 2 business days to most areas; by 7 p.m. to residences
  • Express Saver, delivery in 3 business days by 4:30 p.m. to most U.S. business addresses; by 7 p.m. to residences


  • Next Day Air, next business day delivery by 10:30 a.m., noon, or end of day, depending on destination
  • 2nd Day Air, delivery by the end of the second business day
  • Ground, delivery within 5 business days


You can pay with:

  • Cash
  • Personal check: Make checks payable to "U.C. Regents" and have proper identification, such as a valid driver's license.