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Mailing and Material Management Services
Division of Financial and Business Services



USPS Customs Declaration Form




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Mailing and Material Management Services is responsible for the administration and operation of incoming and outgoing mail and all shipping and receiving of items for the university. Primary duties include the pickup or receipt, sorting, and delivery of all university incoming, outgoing, and interdepartmental mail. Additionally, this unit assists all departments on campus with their shipping and receiving needs. Provide Medical, Industrial, High Purity compressed gases and research alcohol to university departments. Provide storage space in our warehouse, and fill any request for janitorial supplies and Arrowhead water coupon booklets.

    Location: University Parking Center (UPX)
3434 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA  90089-7777

Days/Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday (Excluding University Holidays)
8:30am - 5:00pm
       Our phones are not working.  Please send an email to for your inquiries or request.    

Winter Recess
Please note the following changes to our services as a result of Winter Recess:
Office Early Closure:
December 24, 2014

Mailing and Material Management Services will close at 2:00 p.m. on December 24, 2014.  This includes the Mail Stop, Mailing Services and Material Management. The university mail collection boxes (cardinal) will be picked up at 1:00 pm.  Surplus Sales will be closed for the entire day.

Service Schedule

December 29th, 30th and 31st

Mailing Services and Material Management will only have morning delivery and pickup for departments that have requested this service.  We recommend that your outgoing mail and packages (USPS Express, FedEx, and UPS) are ready when the carrier arrives for your morning delivery.  The university mail collection boxes (cardinal) will be picked up at 3:00 pm.  

Note:  Surplus Sales and the Mail Stop will be closed during Winter Recess.

MMMS will return to normal operating hours January 5, 2015. 

Happy Holidays from MMMS!


Holiday Shipping Dates/Deadlines

2014 Holiday Shipping Dates

Holiday Shipping 2014 - Last Days to Ship

Holiday Schedule 2014


Holiday Mailing Tips

Mail Early:  To ensure mail and packages are delivered in time for the holidays, the United States Postal Service recommends that you mail early.  You can find the mailing and shipping deadlines provided in the links below.

Packing Tips:  Pick a strong and sturdy box, cushion contents with packing peanuts, newspaper or bubble wrap and tape it closed with strong packing tape.

Track It: Make sure you add USPS tracking delivery services to your mailing.  Additionally, if you are sending items of value through the mail, always inquire about purchasing postal insurance.

Important: Never send cash through the mail. 

International Mail with Customs Declaration Form (PS Form 2976 and 2976-A) XEROX RECYCLED COPY PAPER COMPRESSED GAS SHORTAGE & PRICE INCREASE
  • On January 27, 2013, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will revise the mailing standards to require that customs information for international packages is electronically transmitted to the USPS
  • The majority of international mail items will require a customs form.  The type of customs form required will depend on the service and the declared value of the mail piece
  • To ensure USC is compliant with these requirements, it is very important that departments sending international mailings (i.e. books, merchandise, small packets, etc.) fill out the customs form electronically. Customs forms received that are handwritten or incomplete will be returned to the department
  • To fillout the customs forms online click here USPS Customs Forms
  • Click here for more information
  • In an effort to support the sustainability initiatives of the university, regular copy paper will no longer be available through MMMS once our current stock is depleted
  • Departments are strongly encouraged to help support this initiative by purchasing recycled paper. We currently have recycled paper in stock for your convenience
  • The cost is $39.50 per case
  • Please email us at for your future orders for recycled paper

  • Due to the current shortages of Carbon Monoxide, Ethane and Methane nationwide, our suppliers can no longer give us estimated time of delivery. Our suppliers get these products from Texas and Louisiana and are now shipped via Railcar. These gases can’t be processed in California because of environmental laws. For now when someone orders these products it could take longer than 4 weeks including shipping to receive the items. Please keep the nationwide shortage in mind when placing your compressed gas order.
  • Due to Helium being rationed and a supplier shortage the price has increased. Please call or email our office for a current price list.
  • Click on "READ MORE" to see the letter from our supplier: Gilmore Liquid Air.
  • MAIN NUMBER - 821-1200
  • Jeffrey Shanks - 821-1246
  • Elvia Abdullah - 821-1232
  • Bernardo Nunez - 821-1201
  • Angelo Aldama - 821-1222
  • Roy MacAdam - 821-1026
  • Ling Chiang - 821-1241
  • Joni Park - 821-1257
  • Nita Pilate - 821-1238
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USC Package Tracking


USC Package Tracking

Check the status of your package once it arrives at USC. See when it was received, enroute and delivered

Package Tracking
(Before 9/4/2014)

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Incoming Incoming Mail
All inbound U.S. mail, as well as internal campus mail is processed and sorted every morning.
Deliveries Deliveries
Mail carriers make deliveries and collections (including FedEx) on specific daily mail routes.
Outgoing Outgoing Mail
Involves the preparation, metering and presorting of outgoing U.S. Mail for the entire university.
Mail Mail Stop
A full-service postal retail unit, offering everything from stamps to shipping supplies to P.O. Box rentals.
Overnight Express Overnight Express
FedEx overnight packages are collected by the mail carrier. We also provide on call service every day until 4:45 pm.
Shipping/Receiving Shipping and Receiving
Assures goods are received properly, and delivered in a safe and expeditious manner.
Compressed Gases Compressed Gasses
We provide Medical, Industrial, High Purity compressed gases and research alcohol to the university departments.
Storage Storage
We are able to provide storage in our warehouse depending on space availability.
Xerox Paper, Janitorial Supplies, Water Coupons Xerox Paper, Janitorial Supplies and Water Coupons
Fill orders for Xerox paper and janitorial supplies. As well as Arrowhead water coupon booklets.
Xerox Paper, Janitorial Supplies, Water Coupons Surplus Sales
Handles the donating, disposing, and selling of items belonging to the university. Surplus Sales also provides low cost items for sale to USC students, faculty, staff, and departments.
Ink and Toner Cartridge Recycling Program Ink and Toner Cartridge Recycling Program
USC Purchasing Services and Mailing & Material Management Services have partnered with We Care, Inc., to offer a convenient option for recycling used ink and toner cartridges.


print-cartridge-recycling-program - Option for recycling used ink and toner cartridges