Formatting Addresses

Basic Format

Note that the order of the address lines is important:

  • Binghamton University's address must include a post office box number and zip plus four. If you must also include your office's building and room number, abbreviate it in parentheses immediately after your office's name:

Example: Office of Creative Services (AD-141)
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000 
Binghamton, NY, 13902-6000

  • Items in addresses should be listed in the following order:

Name, Title
Street or Building, Room or Suite
City, State, Zip + Four

  • Campus addresses should begin with the name of the office or department, or Binghamton University if there is no office or department name. In any case, the campus box number should immediately precede the city. Note the use of the zip + four, which includes the box number.

Sentence form:
Questions can be sent to: Binghamton University, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, N.Y., 13902-6000.

Stacked address:
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY, 13902-6000

  • Use the complete mailing address when information is intended for an off-campus audience. Include area codes if listing telephone or fax numbers. Separate the area code from the telephone number using a hyphen, not parentheses. [607-777-4000 or 607-777-4000]
  • Use the abbreviations Ave., Blvd., St., Dr., Rd., etc. only with numbered addresses [123 Main St., 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.]; spell these words out and capitalize when part of a formal street name without a number [Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue].
  • Include campus street addresses only for publicizing an off-campus event and for publications intended for off-campus audiences.
  • If you're unsure if you're using the correct PO Box and ZIP for your department or office, please consult Campus Mail Services or the USPS.
  • Use Postal Service state abbreviations in addresses.
  • Campus room numbers should be referred to with the name of the building and the room number, in that order. [Library North 100, Couper Administration Building 148]