Distribution Center

To all Cal State LA employees:

The Distribution Center will no longer be delivering mail to campus offices. Mail can be picked up on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Corporation Yard, Room 116. To speak with staff regarding special deliveries or any other needs, please call (323) 343-2697 or (323) 343-3745, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This action is being taken to promote social distancing and protect the health and safety of our University community.

Personal Protective Equipment


PPE Request Form

Do you require PPE supplies to meet the changing needs of your department as a result of COVID-19? Please click on the following link to submit your request. A notification will be sent to you by email as soon as the order is ready for pickup.


The Distribution Center is responsible for handling all incoming and outgoing letter mail, packages, and freight to or from the university. The Distribution Center distributes all First Class mail the same day of receipt. Packages and freight are delivered within 2-3 business days of receipt.

  • Intra-Campus Mail
  • Processing Outgoing Mail
  • First Class
  • Periodicals (2nd class mail)
  • Standard and Non-profit mail
  • Priority Mail
  • Special Services (Certified, Delivery Confirmation, Insured, Registered)
  • Presorted 1st Class and Standard Mail
  • International Mail
  • Sealing and Metering
  • Tabbing
  • Folding and Inserting
  • Addressing
  • USPS, UPS, Golden State Overnight, FedEx Shipping
  • Receiving and Delivery of Freight

Address Placement

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Find detailed guidelines regarding addressing and labeling envelopes and packages on our Address Placement page.

Mailing Standards

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Review our mailing standards, including dimensions, proper addressing for incoming mail and packages, and more mailing tips.

Mail Service Permits

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A University Department or College may be authorized to mail material without affixing postage. Find more information about the authorized use of permit imprints on our Mail Service Permits page.

Interoffice Mail

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The Distribution Center will pick up inter-campus mail as well as outgoing mail, packages and express shipments. Review the collection schedule on the Interoffice Mail page.

Shipping and Receiving Guidelines

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All merchandise and equipment ordered by the University are processed through the Distribution Center and delivered to the departments initiating the orders. The Shipping and Receiving Department strives to deliver packages within 2-3 business days.