Date: October 21, 2008
Effective Monday, Oct. 27, a new address system providing traditional street addresses for individual campus buildings is in place for all of Andrews University. The new addresses, created in conjunction with Berrien County, will aid in 911 dispatch services, package delivery and eventually allow for GPS service.
The new street names are W Campus Circle Drive, E Campus Circle Drive (formerly Westwood Drive, Seminary Drive and parts of Grove Avenue), Administration Drive and International Court. University Boulevard has been extended through campus. Other streets, including J.N. Andrews Boulevard, Garland Avenue, Dairy Road and Farm Oval, remain unchanged. A list of the new building addresses is posted at www.andrews.edu/news/agenda/au_addresses.pdf. New street signs are in production and will be installed within the next couple weeks. The campus map reflects the new street names and is available at www.andrews.edu/about/visiting/campus_map. (Additional information from the U.S. Postal Service on properly formatting mailing addresses is available at www.usps.com/businessmail101/addressing/deliveryAddress_print.htm.)
Campus buildings with a 49103 address (primarily university apartments) will, according to U.S. Postal Service policy, receive mail to either the old or new address for one year. It is important to note this new address system does not affect intercampus mail. To send a letter intercampus, you will still use the zip+4 code.
“The new address system on campus solves a variety of challenges, including 911 system compatibility, public utilities service, ease of package delivery for places such as UPS and prepares the campus for our new directional signage,” said Richard Scott, director of Facilities Management.
Eventually, the 911 system will automatically associate a physical address with the calling party's telephone number and route the call to the most appropriate emergency personnel. The new street addresses will allow greater precision and reduced response time from emergency crews.
The new addresses reflect a traditional street address. Please refer to the following example for the proper format to use:
|Name or Attention Line:||JOHN DOE|
|Delivery Address:||4185 E CAMPUS CIRCLE DR|
|City, State, Zip Code:||BERRIEN SPRINGS MI 49104-0020|
Please refer to these address changes when ordering office stationery or business cards, or if you are creating forms for your office. Departments and offices are encouraged to contact current vendors and other routine off-campus postal contacts to notify them of the address change.
Other way-finding signs are also in production with installation anticipated in the next several months. Please remember no signs, including stake signs, are allowed to be posted at the main entrance or anywhere along JN Andrews Boulevard.
-Written by Keri Suarez, media relations specialist, Office of Integrated Marketing & Communication