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Change of Address question

bkallday1bkallday1 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
So I got my housing assignment today and "changed my address with USPS" to the mailing address that the school gave me. The expected format for my new mailing address is:
Building, Room #
1 Grand Avenue
SLO, CA
93410
However, when I went into my local post office they told me that the address cannot start with my Building because it's not a street number but a name. So what I put instead was:
1 Grand Avenue
Building, Room #
San Luis Obispo, CA
93410
Since I couldn't submit a change of address using the "expected format" the university gave me, when the USPS starts forwarding my mail in mid-September will it still get delivered to my mailbox inside my residence hall or be returned to the sender?

Replies to: Change of Address question

  • MLMMLM Registered User Posts: 744 Member
    edited August 2014
    My son's mail was addressed as you indicated in the first example (and he received his mail):

    John Doe
    Dorm Name, Room Number
    1 Grand Avenue
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93410-1300

    Since you somewhat reversed the address, I don't think it will be a big deal. You will still get your mail. The way SLO prefers it is easier for them when sorting the mail.

    edited to add - don't forget your dorm zip code extension (the last 4 digits on the zip code).
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