Campus mailing addresses created for individual buildings

To: UCSC Community

From: Jean Marie Scott, Associate Vice Chancellor Risk and Safety Services; Henry Salameh, Director Physical Plant

In an effort to improve emergency response times on campus, individual building addresses have been created over the past two years. This addressing system was developed in conjunction with both the UCSC Police Department and what is now the Santa Cruz City Fire Department.

Although the initial expectation was to utilize the new addresses for mail and delivery purposes, recent developments have necessitated that we continue to use 1156 High Street. The United States Postal Service (USPS) will only accept addresses into their database if they actually deliver to that address. Since they will still only deliver to the college mailrooms and Mail Services, they will therefore not accept our new addresses. Because there are many businesses that use USPS's database to determine if an address is valid, most of the new addresses will be rejected as invalid.

Please continue to use your Mail Stop plus 1156 High Street as your mailing address. Mail Stops can be found using the SlugMail Locator at

The new building addresses may prove useful for providing directions, as Google Maps already has many of the addresses in its database. Over the coming months, student employees will add all new addresses to Google Maps. The new addresses can be found at

If you have any questions about campus mail, please contact Campus Mail Services at (831) 459-3169 or