University Mail Services
Mail Services oversees the operation and distribution of the University's mail and packages. Mail Services now receives deliveries by UPS, Federal Express and DHL. However all student packages are still to be picked up from Community Living, Cochran Hall, 2nd floor. Deliveries to campus offices for campus items will be delivered. Packages for personal use must be picked up from Mail Services. Mail Services isn't responsible for lost mail/packages that were never received.
Mail Services is not set up to accept debit/credit cards (CASH ONLY). Mail Services does not provide special mail services such as money orders, USPS tracking, delivery confirmation, signature confirmation, certified mail, express mail, registered mail, return receipt, mail insurance, international mail, etc. You may visit the nearest post office located downtown on Main Street or visit http://www.usps.com/. NOTE: Procurement cards can be used to pay for special mail services (listed above).
Mail Services provides professional customer service when you purchase postage stamps, pick up department mail, mail first class items and/or mail items using Priority Mail. We have convenient drop slots for use before/after hours for stamped, metered and campus mail. You may purchase envelopes (see prices below) and/or rent a mailbox for personal use (faculty/staff only). Please contact Mail Services at ext. 7408 for rental rates. We are enrolled in the Easy Permit Postage Program for bulk/non-profit mailing (see details below). We maintain a supply of interdepartmental envelopes available upon request. Mail Services also provides free window envelopes upon request and maintains a limited supply of free boxes for your mailing needs. We apologize we are not set up to accept debit/credit cards. We only accept cash. Mail Services discourages sending cash through the mail.
Single letter envelope $0.30
Stamped envelope $0.50
9x12 clasp envelope $1.25 9x12 padded envelope $2.00
12 x15 clasp envelope $2.00
Normal Business Hours*: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday unless otherwise specified.
Payment Method: CASH ONLY. We apologize we are not set up to take debit/credit cards.
Staff: Sara Bennett, Mail Services Head Clerk and Skyler Hargrove, Mail Services Assistant
All incoming mail should be addressed as follows:
1100 College Street
MUW-(Your Box Number)*
Columbus, MS 39701-5800
* Please be sure to include the box number as it is the most important part of the address.
Price of Postage: Effective January 21, 2018, the postage rate for First-Class Mail single-piece letters is 0.50 cents. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. The First-Class Mail prices for these products are:
|Letters (1 oz.)||49 cents||50 cents|
|Letters additional ounces (not available at Mail Services)
||21 cents||21 cents|
|Letters (metered)||46 cents||47 cents|
|Letters to all international destinations||$1.15||$1.15|
|Postcards||34 cents||35 cents|
Effective January 21, 2018, the domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate will be:
Small box - $7.20
Medium box - $13.65
Large box - $18.90
Regular envelope - $6.70
Easy Permit Postage: Mail Services is enrolled in Pitney Bowes (PB) Easy Permit Postage Program. This program includes non-profit/bulk mail, business reply mail and postage due mail. We will now be billed by PB for any activity on these permit accounts instead of having to keep open accounts at Bluecutt. If you use any of these services, please be sure to contact Mail Services at ext. 7408 to obtain the Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS) account number PRIOR to going to Bluecutt.
Express Mail: When Express Mail is received at Bluecutt General Mail Facility, it is stamped with Sara Bennett's signature, not her actual signature as she is not a Bluecutt employee. Once the Express Mail arrives on campus, Mail Services personnel and the driver confirm the mail. It is then logged in a book and depending on the size, placed in the appropriate box. If the item is too large, a package pick up slip is put in the appropriate box.
Tracking Mail: Tracking mail/packages can confirm when the package has left Bluecutt, however, there is no way to track packages from Bluecutt to MUW. We rely on a driver (who has several stops) to deliver all mail/packages. Once mail reaches Mail Services, it is distributed upon arrival. Mail Services isn't responsible for lost mail/packages that were never received, but all mail received is distributed as quickly as possible.
Mail Insurance: When online shopping, we strongly encourage the purchase of liability insurance for packages. Insurance coverage only covers the actual value of mail contents. You may purchase up to $5,000 indemnity coverage in person at the Downtown Post Office or online. The price is based on declared value starting at $2.10. Visit the following link --Extra Services and Fees http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/Notice123.htm
Mail Services strives to provide professional customer service and distribute all mail/packages in a timely manner. Mail Services isn't responsible for lost mail/packages that were never received. USPS delivers mail in the morning and picks it up in the evening.