How to Format UC Berkeley Addresses

All campus addresses have a standard format, and this standard should be adhered to in every situation where a campus address is used (stationery, correspondence, forms, Web sites, etc.). Every time the correct address format is used for incoming mail to the campus, USPS and Mail Services will be able to process it quickly and efficiently through their system with no delay.

The basic format is outlined below. Please note that the order of the address lines is very important:

Address Formatting
Address Component Example
Campus Name University of California, Berkeley
Department Name Department of Interesting Research
Address & Mail Code (1) 100 Academic Hall # 1234
City/State/ZIP+4 (2) Berkeley, CA 94720-1234
  1. A space must appear between the “#” and the Mail Code. It should read “# 1234”, not “#1234”
  2. The last four digits of the ZIP+4 must match the Mail Code in the line above

This is all the information required for basic mail delivery. However, if you wish to include additional address information for clarification or other purposes, please follow the formatting outlined below. It is important to note that the Department Name, Address & Mail Code and City/State/ZIP=4 should always display at the bottom three address lines:

Address Formatting
Address Component Example
Name of Addressee Prof. Jane Smith
Campus Name University of California, Berkeley
Sub-Unit Name Robotics Division
”Locator Address” Room 357B
Department Name Department of Interesting Research
Address & Mail Code 100 Academic Hall # 1234
City/State/Zip+4 Berkeley, CA 94720-1234

 

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