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Addressing

General Standards

All domestic mail should have a return address a delivery address (with a PO Box or street address). Since the United States Postal Service (USPS) reads your address from bottom up the last line of your address should only include the city, state, and Zip Code. The line right above it should contain the street address or PO Box. Window envelopes should only have the address info showing through the window.

USPS automated equipment reads addresses from the bottom up. The equipment looks first for a delivery point barcode (DPBC). If there is no DPBC, the equipment scans the bottom two lines, again, reading up from the bottom. After the Optical Character Reader (OCR) reads your address it sprays a Delivery Point Barcode (DPBC) on the mail piece. Since an OCR reads the text from the mail piece it's best to address your mail with either a sans serif font or printed text in dark ink on a light background. The OCR is easily confused by sloppy handwriting, highly stylized characters, extraneous printing and incorrect address information.

A DPBC along with your address information is the most efficient and reliable way to get mail delivered to its' intended recipient. Please see the "Mail Piece Design" section for address placement on an envelope.

Addressing to Regent:

Any mail that is sent to Regent University should always have either a full-time faculty or staff's name (if a GA, part-time staff or adjunct faculty is receiving mail the department/school name or mail drop MUST be included on the address) or a school/department name. It is acceptable to just to put the mail drop after "REGENT UNIVERSITY" but the desired format is an individual's name or school/department name.

Any of the examples below are acceptable:

Example 1
Individual's Name John Smith
Individual's Title Professor of Greek
Department Name School of Divinity RH303
School Name Regent University
Address 1000 Regent University Drive
City, State, Zip+4 Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800

 

Example 2
Individual's Name John Smith
School Name Regent University
Address 1000 Regent University Drive
City, State, Zip+4 Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800

 

Example 3
Department Name School of Divinity RH303
School Name Regent University
Address 1000 Regent University Drive
City, State, Zip+4 Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800

Military

Overseas Locations
Overseas military addresses must contain APO or FPO designation (the equivalent of a city name) along with a two-character "state" abbreviation of AE, AP, or AA and the ZIP Code. AE (ZIP Codes 090-098) is used for armed forces in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada; AP (Zip Codes 962-966) is for the Pacific; and AA (Zip Code 340) is for the Americas excluding Canada.

Example 1 Example 2
Major John Thomas PFC Susan Smith
7024 AIRPS Company A 122 SIG BN
PCS 3 Box 2051 UNIT 20511 BOX 4290
APO AE 09021-2072 APA AA 34049-2342


Domestic Locations
Use only the approved city name along with the two-character state abbreviation and the Zip Code.

Example
MINOT AFB ND 58705-1253

International

The bottom line of the address should show the COUNTRY name, written in ENGLISH, in full (no abbreviations) and preferably in capital letters. Do not place the postal codes (Zip codes) of foreign country designations on the last line of the address.

Example 1 Example 2
Inge Dietric-Fischer Mr.. Thomas Clark
Hartmannstrasse 7 17 Russell Drive
5300 Bonn 1 London WIP7HQ
Germany England

Canada

Use the standard two-character abbreviations for provinces and territories.

Example 1
Ms. Helen Saunders
1010 Clear Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0B1
Canada

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