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Helium orders currently require 15 working days to be processed due to Helium being rationed and a supplier shortage.

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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 MC-7777)
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.    


Please note: Surplus Sales will be closed 11/25 to 11/30/2015 and will re-open on Tuesday 12/1/2015 at our regular office hours.


Protecting Your Mail
(Provided by the US Postal Inspection Service

The U.S. Postal Service reaches every home and business in the country. The vast majority of the mail it delivers arrives intact, but thieves persist in their efforts to steal it.

Postal Inspectors use proven remedies to address the problem. They team with the Postal Service to devise new security strategies that thwart thieves. You can help by reporting suspected mail theft or identity theft.

Click here to see what you can do to protect your mail from thieves.


New Delivery/Pickup Schedule:

In an effort to increase the efficiencies of our operations, Mailing and Material Management Services will deliver/pickup once per day to each mail stop effective July 1, 2015. The new schedule will impact both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses.  Our goal is to ensure the entire university community continues to receive reliable delivery services.

Please have your outgoing mail and packages (USPS, Express, fedEx, UPS and Campus Mail)ready for pickup when your carrier arrives. All perishables and expedited mail will continue to be delivered expeditiously.

Storage Request, Xerox paper, janitorial supplies and water coupons will be delivered once per day:

- Orders received by 2:00 pm will be delivered the following business day.

- Orders received after 2:00 pm will be delivered the second business day.



Mailing Tip of the Month

It is imperative that mailers sending mail to the University of Southern California use accurate and complete mailing addresses.  This important step may prevent mail lost, reduce transit delays and improve the efficiency of our delivery service.  Please use the example address format below when informing anyone of your address.

Example Address Format:

Tommy Trojan
Department of School Spirit
University of Southern California
3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Mail Code 0000
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0000


  • 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.
  • Helium orders currently require 15 working days to be processed.
  • 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

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

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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