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Messenger Service

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


Effective March 11, the Payroll Office is moving to the Governor Park Exec. Center at 6165 Greenwich Drive, Suite 300. Messenger will still fulfill requests to/ from the temporary Payroll office, but it will be considered an Off Campus location. Thus, requests to/ from the Payroll office must be placed by 10:00 a.m. for same day delivery. Requests made after the cutoff time will be scheduled for the next business day. Requests to/ from the Payroll office will be charged the Off Campus rate.


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, Veterans' (VA) Hospital $11.00
Medical Center Includes UCSD Medical Center and surrounding buildings $13.00
Off campus Includes all other locations $25.00

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