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Preparing Packages/Parcels

Size and Weight Limits

The combined length and girth of a package can be no more than 130 inches, and the weight can be no more than 70 pounds. The minimum size for an item of intra-campus mail is 3 1/2" X 5". Items such as posters and single sheet flyers that exceed 11 1/2" X 15" must be folded in half. Addressed single sheet items must be folded in half unless they are printed on poster paper.

Preventing Damage

Most damage to packages is due to improper packaging and handling. A strong, sturdy container and adequate cushioning can protect your contents against damage. For further packaging requirements please refer to the following:

See also Addressing Domestic Mail or Addressing International Mail.

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PO Email Fraud Alert

We want to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and email requests for product quotes that purport to originate from UC Davis, but are in fact fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal activity, we are actively working with law enforcement to investigate these fraudulent email contacts. To verify authenticity of an order, please contact Contracting Services at (530) 752-0370.