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About MDDS


UCLA Mail, Document and Distribution Services (MDDS) is the University’s full service center and premier choice for mail, messenger, document and distribution related services. MDDS participates in fulfilling the teaching, research and public service mission of the University of California by delivering high quality, cost-effective services using modern technology to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. Our professional staff demonstrates financial responsibility and customer service excellence in support of the University.

Mail, Document and Distributions Services operates the following resource centers:

Mail Services

Incoming Mail, Outgoing Mail, Bulk Mail, Messenger Services

Incoming Mail receives mail from the outside world. MDDS mail carriers sort and deliver mail daily to over 600 mail stops (offices and departments located on and off campus).

Outgoing Mail receives mail from administrative offices and departments located on-and-off campus, during the daily mail stops. MDDS mail processors sort and process the domestic and international mail for postage in our mailroom and then deliver the mail the same-day to the USPS for delivery to off-campus recipients worldwide.

Bulk Mail is the most cost-effective way to send mass mailings. The state-of-the-art technology we use enables us to provide several services: intelligent fold and insert, tabbing to meet USPS standards, and ink jet address labeling. Using targeted lists, we can send bulk mail as non-profit standard mail (200 or more pieces of mail) and first class permit mailings (500 or more pieces of mail). BruinPost, the official University email communications is administered by Bulk Mail Services.

Messenger Service assists customers with time-sensitive, urgent delivery of letters, documents and parcels. Pick-up and delivery occur between offices and departments on campus and to university affiliated sites off campus.

Document Services

Printing, Scanning

Document Services is the University’s one-stop source for all printing and finishing projects. Document order requests can be submitted using WebCRD - online ordering system. To place orders, customers can use the specialized features on WebCRD (File Upload, My Files, Catalog Items and Special Order). A partial list of services include: secure high volume black and white digital printing/copying, color copying/printing, large format printing, custom envelope and letterhead printing, graphic design services, document scanning/imaging/digitizing, full bindery/finishing, and mail merge. We offer free on campus pick-up and delivery.

Distribution Services

Receiving, Cylinder Management

Receiving operates the main loading dock for UPS and FedEx inbound shipments for the Center for Health Sciences.  We deliver all shipments the same day to the research labs, offices and departments located within the CHS complex of buildings.

Cylinder Management is the resource for medical and industrial gases and research ethyl alcohol. We are hazmat compliance and offer next day delivery to University research labs and Ronald Reagan Hospital.