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Stamped or metered letters or campus mail may be dropped at any time in the appropriate slot at the end of the Mailroom corridor. Mail is taken from Knox to the Galesburg Post Office at 2:30 p.m. weekdays.
First-Class: All correspondence is required to go first-class or expedited mail. First class mail can be certified with or without a return receipt.
Standard Mail: Any mail that is not required to be mailed first-class can be mailed standard mail. Standard mail may cost less than priority mail, but needs a longer delivery time.
Express Mail: Overnight or two day depending on destination. An expedited service that is guaranteed. Only the USPS can deliver to post office boxes.
Priority Mail : Two or three days to major markets. An expedited service that can be faster than first class, but has no service guarantee. Only the USPS can deliver to post office boxes.
Next-Day and Second-Day air are available, as is ground service. Air services are guaranteed. Saturday delivery on overnight items sent on Friday is available for an additional charge. All UPS packages are insured for $100. Additional insurance is available at a nominal cost. All UPS packages must include a Knox College return address. UPS cannot deliver to post office box numbers.
Overnight and two day service only. Service is guaranteed. Saturday delivery on overnight items sent on Fridays is available for an additional charge. FedEx cannot deliver to post office box numbers.
There is no single best way. One service may be better than the others depending on the circumstances, such as in these examples:
The class of mail is determined by the contents.
The most common reason mail does not reach its destination is an error in the address. Always make sure that the address is complete, with:
Use this form for your address at Knox College:
Knox College Box 1234
2 E. South St
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
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