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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?

Your UPS/FedEx deliveries should have your actual building address listed, and will generally be delivered directly from UPS/FedEx.

Please see the University Shipping Addresses page to find your building's address.


Your incoming USPS mail can either be addressed to your building address, or the main University address - either will first be directed to the mailroom, and delivered to your buidling during our next mail route.

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 $0.55.

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 or call us at 515-271-3162.

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