Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Drake Postal Operations located?

Our office is in the lower level of the Olmsted Center, across from Sussman Theater. For our mailing address and additional contact information, visit the Contact Us page.

How should incoming mail be addressed?

Make sure your incoming USPS mail is addressed as follows:

Drake University
2507 University Ave.
(Your Name, Your Department and/or Building)
Des Moines, IA 50311

When is the latest I can send outgoing mail each day?

Drake Postal Operations must receive your outgoing mail no later than 2:45 p.m. each day. Outgoing USPS mail leaves campus at 3:00 p.m.

How much does a stamp cost?

The current price of a USPS First Class postage stamp is $0.49.

Where can I drop off UPS, FedEx, and USPS packages or mail?

UPS, FedEx and USPS packages can all be dropped off at Drake Postal Operations located in the lower level of Olmsted before 3:00 p.m. each weekday. 

There are also two UPS drop boxes on campus:

  • On the north side of Sheslow Auditorium by the reserved parking spaces
  • On the south side of the Olmsted Center outside the southeast entrance

 

If you have additional questions not covered here, contact Drake Postal Operations at campusmailoperations@drake.edu or call us at 515-271-3162.

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January 18, 2018
Roustem Saitkoulov will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 29, in Sheslow Auditorium.
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