About UPS

UPS is on NYS contract for courier services at reduced rates. Mail Services has envelopes, polybags, boxes, and labels available free of charge for UPS express shipments. Call us to have a supply sent to you (518-442-3272).

Packages can be insured. The shipping cost includes $100 of insurance, with an additional charge for each additional $100 coverage desired.

Shipments to residential addresses incur an additional charge, based on weight and location. An address correction fee is incurred if any change must be made to an address to deliver a shipment.

UPS CampusShip

The University participates in an Internet-based shipping program available from UPS called CampusShip. Packages can be shipped directly from your PC using any of the service levels available from UPS. Labels can be printed on your printer using regular paper and attached to the package. Packages can be picked up with the Mail Services daily mail service, handed to the courier if he's stopping by your office, placed in a drop box on campus, or taken to any authorized location. Contact Miguel Santiago (518-442-3472) in Mail Services to learn more and get set up on the system.

Ground Service

Shipments sent by UPS ground service to commercial addresses have a guaranteed delivery date of between 1 and 5 days and can be tracked on-line. This method of shipment is the least costly available. Pick-up from Mail Services is at 3:00 PM Monday - Friday.

A Mail Services charge-back form needs to be completed for each package sent to Mail Services for processing. Click here for a printable copy of the form. This form can be used for all levels of UPS service. For recharge purposes, a departmental account number is required on the form.

Express Services

Next Day Air provides overnight service to all addresses within the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Documents and packages up to 150 pounds can be shipped, using either UPS-provided packaging or the customer's own. Delivery is guaranteed by 10:30 AM, noon, or end of the next business day, depending on location.

Saturday delivery will incur additional charges.

Second Day Air guarantees delivery to every U.S. and Puerto Rican address by the afternoon of the 2nd day. The cost can be substantially less than overnight service.

UPS also offers Next Day Early AM service, with delivery guaranteed by 8 AM to major cities in the lower 48 states. Call Mail Services to check on rates and availability of service. Additional charges apply.

Substantial discounts are also available for International Express shipments. Click here to link to the International Mail page to learn more about services offered.

Sign and date the shipping document in section 9. Peel backing off and apply to package.

If the package is to be put in a drop box, remove the top copy of the shipping document and send it to Mail Services for invoice reconciliation.

Call Mail Services (518-442-3272) if you have any questions about preparing the shipping document.

Pick-up Times

UPS pick-up at the main mail facility is at 3:00 PM weekdays. Drop boxes are available for express letters and small packages and are located in front of the University Art Museum (5:00 PM pick-up), on the downtown campus outside the Dewey Library (5:30 PM pick-up), at the entrance to the University Administration Building (5:30 PM pick-up), and outside Building C at the East Campus (5:00 PM pick-up).

For more information on UPS services, contact them at 1-877-222-3535 or visit their web site at www.ups.com.