The complete address should be located within the Optical Character Reader (OCR) read area (no return address information). Extraneous (non-addresses) printing or markings should appear as high on the mail piece and as far away from the address as possible.
Bar-code Read Area
Please make sure that this area remains clear of all printing. It is reversed for the bar code that will be printed by the OCR.
Labels are used on parcels, packages or large envelopes must be addressed according to the recommended format above. Labels must be applied parallel to the bottom edge of the envelope to be processed by the USPS on automation equipment.
Proper addressing for packages and mail coming to NMU:
Your Department Name (required)
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette MI 49855
If your mail/packages are not coming to NMU in this correct format please advise your correspondents to make the change. Please note that your building and room number is not part of the address and does not need to be.