Receiving and Distribution Center
The MEC Receiving and Distribution Center is open from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily Monday – Friday. The following links will provide helpful information for many of the services offered.
- Outgoing Mail and Packages
- Incoming Mail and Packages
- Campus Van Reservations
- Campus Inventory
For any questions regarding mail processing or receiving and shipping a package, please call the information center at 703-822-6507 (from off-campus locations) or 6-6507 from within campuses.
|Carrier||Services Offered||Procedure for outgoing shipments||Telephone Number|
|First Class Mail||All First Class mail must have department
name on the return address area of the envelope.
USPS picks up between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm.
Please allow enough time for mail processing
to ensure for same day pick up.
|First Class Mail||Supplies for sending Certified Mail are available
in the MEC Distribution Center. Please ensure
that the sender's name and department are
on the envelope, the Certified label, and the return
receipt. USPS picks up between 12:00 noon
and 2:00 pm. Please allow enough time for
mail processing to ensure for same day pick up.
and Priority Mail
|Forms and envelopes for these services are
available in the Distribution Center. USPS
Express Mail and USPS Priority Mail that
is received in the Distribution Center
and processed before noon
will go out that day. After 12:00 noon
sender should call the USPS for a special
pick up or these packages may be dropped
off at any United Sates Post Office.
|Ground||All UPS ground shipments are processed
by NVCC Central Receiving and
Distribution Services in Annandale. Sender
should prepare package for shipment and
deliver to MEC Distribution Center
(room 105) before 12:00 noon.
UPS Ground shipments will be couriered
to NVCC Central Receiving and Distribution
Services that afternoon and picked up by UPS
the following business day.
1-800 PICK UPS
|UPS||Next Day Air||
Sender should prepare package for shipment.
1-800 PICK UPS
|UPS||Second Day Air||Sender should prepare package for shipment.
UPS shipping supplies and labels are available in
the MEC Distribution Center. All shipping
labels must be printed clearly with sender's
name and Department. Sender must call
UPS to schedule package pickup from
sender's office unless other arrangements
are made in advance with the MEC
1-800 PICK UPS
Incoming Mail and Packages
Mail is delivered by the USPS daily. Monday-Friday between the hours of 12:00pm and 2:00pm. The mail is sorted and is ready to be picked up by 3:00pm.
All packages, parcels, and equipment must be signed for.
Campus Van Reservations
Faculty, Staff or Student Activities representatives needing transportation to meetings, conferences, conventions, or other business related activities may request the use of the Campus van by calling, 703-822-6507, or emailing Alemu Befekadu at mailto:email@example.com to make a reservation. Individuals using the Campus van will receive key, a gas card as well as instructions how to refuel and other pertinent information for your trip.
The following information is required for reservations:
- Name and telephone number of driver/responsible party
- Campus department/division and budget account code for associated costs
- Date(s) needed
- Purpose of trip
- Return date and time.
Items received by the Center that have a dollar value of $1000.00 or more are tagged for inventory purposes. The individual(s) placing orders for such items are requested to furnish the necessary information by email or hard copy of the purchase order to the center. Individuals who order equipment using a credit card that has a value of $1,000 or greater must notify the Center for inventory and tagging purposes.