How do I address mail to an OU building?
Should I use “room” or “suite” in my address?
The US Postal Service does not allow addresses to use both “rooms” and “suites” in the same building, thus it has been decided that OU will use the “room” designation for all campus addresses.
How do I address buildings that have a “north, south, east, or west” wing or tower?
While some buildings on campus are often referred to by a directional designation, the building itself has only one address. To ensure proper emergency response and mail delivery, please use the directional designation with the address. For example, Room 551 in what is commonly referred to as West Vandenberg Hall should be addressed as:
Vandenberg Hall Rm 551 West
502 Meadow Brook Rd.
Rochester MI 48309
Can I just use my building name during an emergency when I call for help?
Simply using a building name to identify your location will tremendously complicate the response by first responders. This is especially true if you call 911 from a cell phone as there is a chance your call may not be answered directly by OU Police. 911 center personnel will require the caller to identify their location by the locatable street address and specific room within that facility. Failing to do this may cause significant delays in emergency response!
Should I use ZIP +4 codes?
All OU facilities on main campus share the same city and zip code:
Rochester MI 48309. If you choose to include ZIP +4, please look up your +4 here.
Do services such as Google Maps, Mapquest, etc. work with campus addresses?
Unfortunately, it will take some time for the addressing updates to work on mapping services such as Google Maps, MapQuest, Garmin, etc. OU has no control over these services, which all pull their mapping data from different sources. OU representatives are working to reach out to the major services to update them with new and changed addresses.
Do I need to discard my old business cards and stationery and order new?
After February 28th, the USPS will no longer recognize 2200 N. Squirrel Rd. as a valid address. After that date, you must have all stationary and business cards updated to reflect the new address.
Does this change how mail is delivered on campus?
No. Mail will still be delivered by Mail Services. Additionally, this new addressing scheme will assist them to sort mail entering the campus.