Mail procedures

The MSE department provides outgoing mail service via two services: US Postal Service (meter mail) for non-express shipments and United Parcel Service (UPS) for express mailings.

  • Important: Billing account numbers (also known as "chart field numbers") are required to mail items. For account numbers, please contact a supervisor, advisor, Principal Investigator, or Mei Wang, MSE-WE Fiscal Officer.

Helpful links

  • Ohio State Receiving and Mail
    Provides drop-box locations, policies, and more.
    Service Center: 614-292-2694
    OSU-UPS Pickup: 614-292-6967
  • Track mailings
    The Receiving and Mail department can provide a tracking number to check the status of mailings (requires OSU login).
  • UPS Guide for Shipping Hazardous Materials
    Research will, at times, require the shipping of materials which are potentially hazardous or dangerous. As a shipper of a hazardous material or dangerous good, you are required to correctly classify, package, and ship the material. In-depth information provided by UPS.
    Dry ice is considered a hazardous material.  If you are using Dry Ice, the UPS Guide for Shipping Ground and Air Hazardous Materials (link above) describes your responsibilities as a shipper when preparing a hazardous material for transport with UPS.  


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