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MVZ Front Office Mail

MVZ Handbook

Mail is delivered/picked up once a day around 9:00AM. Please note that using campus mail adds an additional day of transit. Couriers like FedEx and UPS generally deliver once a day, usually in the late morning/early afternoon. Please read this along with Shipping Guidelines to learn more about shipping details (e.g. dry ice requires special training!).

Outgoing Mail
  • Outgoing mail charged to the MVZ should be for museum-related business only. There is a regular USPS mailbox by the West Circle for personal use.

  • Outgoing off-campus mail should go in the dark wood box to the right of the mailboxes. All pieces should have an MVZ barcode affixed in the bottom left hand corner (not on top right hand corner where postage stamps normally go).

  • Outgoing on-campus mail should go in the light wood box to the right of the mailboxes. All pieces should be sent in an intercampus mail envelope with the campus department’s mail code written visibly on the piece.

  • You can find an alphabetical mail code list on the Mail Services website.

  • MVZ’s mail code is 3160
Incoming Mail
  • Incoming mail is typically delivered mid-morning. All MVZ faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are assigned a mailbox in the museum. If your tenure at the MVZ ends, please give Leleña Avila your forwarding address and notify your contacts of your new address.

  • If you receive a package at the front office you will be notified via a small note in your mailbox. The package will be stored in front of the mailboxes. Once you pick up your package, please leave the package note in the central mailbox marked “Supplies & Package Notices.”

  • Returns of loans from other institutions and incoming shipments containing any biological materials (specimens, tissues, etc.) should be coordinated with a staff curator to ensure that quarantine procedures are followed and all paperwork and permits are in order.

MVZ Address:
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
3101 Valley Life Sciences Bldg.
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3160



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