There are specific regulations that apply to outgoing mail. These can be found on the University’s Mail Service Center’s website at MailServices.IllinoisState.edu. Examples of addresses for mail sent to and from campus and to students are shown below.
Note that building names, building room numbers, and street addresses should never appear as part of a return address. They are used on incoming mail only when the recipient is a student living on campus.
Do not add Illinois State University or use the campus ZIP code (61790) for mail being sent to students. Mail delivery will be delayed if either is included in the student address.
Should an address be needed for global positioning system (GPS) purposes, use the following: Corner of West College Avenue and Main Street, Normal, IL 61761
John Doe, director (title is optional)
Illinois State University (optional)
College, department, or office name (optional)
Campus Box (insert four-digit mail code) (mandatory second line from the bottom)
Normal, IL 61790-(insert four-digit mail code) (mandatory bottom line)
Illinois State University (must be the top line; can be replaced by the Illinois State logo)
College, department, or office name
Campus Box (insert four-digit mail code)
Normal, IL 61790-(insert four-digit mail code)
Room number and residence hall name
Street Address Normal, IL 61761-XXXX*
*The four-digit mail code will vary depending on the residence hall. Visit MailServices.IllinoisState.edu for the list of mail codes.
Street address and apartment number
Normal, IL 61761
Email addresses should use the “@IllinoisState.edu” domain. Only full names of units should be capitalized when referencing an Illinois State University email address. “IllinoisState” should be capitalized when used in email addresses. Email aliases can be obtained by contacting Web and Interactive Communications at websupport@ IllinoisState.edu.
Use the following examples as guides to email address capitalization:
The most marketable and concise web addresses should be used. For this reason do not copy and paste an internet address from the top of a website or page. Contact Web and Interactive Communications with questions regarding what web address is preferred in a given situation.
A web address Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a term describing what is entered into a browser to access a site, page, or document.
Any website on campus should have four separate URLs that point to it: