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Resident and Student Mail

CPO Boxes for Residents

Members of the Judson community living on campus are assigned a Campus Post Office (CPO) Box.

Commuter Students

CPO does not issue CPO boxes or process mail for commuters.

Addressing for Residents

Adhering to the following addressing requirements will ensure the timely receipt of mail at the CPO.

  • Direct senders to use the format shown below, and to include the full legal name, CPO number, and Judson address.
    FirstName LastName #1
    Judson University (If four address lines are not available, Judson University may be omitted.)
    1151 N State St
    Elgin, IL 60123
  • Mail without a CPO number may be significantly delayed.
  • A list of student CPO box numbers is posted at the CPO to facilitate on campus correspondence.
  • Residents are required to check their CPO box at least weekly.
  • CPO boxes are monitored and residents who do not check their box will be sent an email reminder.
  • A second email notice will be sent if mail remains in the CPO box.
  • If the box is still not checked after the third notification, First Class mail will be returned to senders, or forwarded to the student's home address.
  • It is recommended that short-term residents who have a permanent mailing address consider maintaining that address for financial and legal correspondence and utilize paperless statement options from banks. See the "Moving off Campus" section below for important information.
  • Mail to residents is to be addressed as shown above using the residents’ first and last name(s).
  • Residents cannot operate a business using the university address. The CPO operates for university business and residents’ personal mail. Mail addressed to a business name other than Judson University will be returned to sender.

Receiving Packages (Residents)

  • A Judson ID or a government-issued photo ID is required to be shown for package pickup at the CPO.
  • When a package arrives, residents will receive an email notification with the subject: A package has arrived for you
  • The package arrived email indicates the package is ready to be picked up at the CPO window as soon as possible.
  • CPO may also send an URGENT PACKAGE email if we have received a perishable item, food, flowers, or medication, requiring immediate pick up
  • The CPO cannot be responsible for urgent or special handling packages that arrive during the weekend (Friday after 2pm, Saturday and Sunday).
  • When USPS tracking numbers indicate that the package has arrived in Elgin, please expect that the package will arrive at the CPO on the following day.
  • To arrange for a package to be picked up by a third party, the addressed recipient must respond to the PACKAGE email, authorizing the CPO to release the package to the person, who will be required to show their photo id at the window.
  • Residents whose association with Judson is through their spouse who is a student or employee, may not already be in the Judson database, on contact lists or have an Judson email address to assure delivery of mail.
  • Residents going by an alternate name, middle name, nickname, married and maiden name, or have changed their name should verify that both names are in the database.

Moving off Campus, Study Abroad and Semester Breaks

  • When residents move off campus, CPO boxes are immediately closed and any First Class mail left in the box is sent to the domestic address listed in the Judson database. If a domestic address is not listed, First Class mail is returned to sender. On campus mail that has a return address is returned to the sending department.
  • Residents can provide updated contact information to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Consider USPS regulations when moving on campus to ease the eventual move off campus.
  • USPS regulations do not allow residents to use the classic forwarding procedure when moving off campus.
  • In order to avoid a disruption in mail service, residents must update their mailing address information with businesses and individuals before moving off campus.
  • When residents move off campus, CPO boxes are immediately closed and any First Class mail left in the box is sent to the domestic address listed in the Judson database. If a domestic address is not listed, First Class mail is returned to sender. On campus mail that has a return address is returned to the sending department.
  • Faculty/Staff can provide updated contact information to payroll@judsonu.edu.
  • Updated contact information includes personal email, phone number and permanent address.
  • The CPO can forward most First Class mail domestically.
  • The following cannot be forwarded:
    • Packages
    • Magazines
    • Catalogs
    • Advertisements
    • Standard
    • Non-Profit

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