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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

 USPS

 USPS.com

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.   

 1-800-275-8777

 1-800-ASK-USPS

 USPS

 USPS.com

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.
 1-800-275-8777

 1-800-ASK-USPS

 USPS

 USPS.com

Express Mail
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.
  1-800-275-8777

 1-800-ASK-USPS

 UPS   

 UPS.com

 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.   

 1-800-742-5877  

 1-800 PICK UPS

 UPS   

 UPS.com

 Next 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 Distribution Center.

 1-800-742-5877  

 1-800 PICK UPS

  UPS   

 UPS.com

 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
Distribution Center.
 1-800-742-5877  

 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:abefekadu@nvcc.edu 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
  • Destination
  • Purpose of trip
  • Return date and time.

Campus Inventory

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.