Mail Services COVID-19 Information

MUW Mail Services business hours have been reduced to help limit exposure.

New hours are:
Mon-Thur: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: Closed

Information for W Employees:

Please drop of any metered mail and/or campus mail into the drop box near department mailboxes instead of the window. Please use the window for package pickup and postage purchases only.

Metered/Outgoing Mail

Please keep the following in mind before dropping off mail to be metered:

  • All mail that needs to be metered MUST HAVE a transmittal slip that includes date, 3 digit department code, and signature.
  • Separate any letters that are addressed to campus mailboxes into another stack and place in campus mail.
  • Make a note if any mail is to be sent internationally with a separate transmittal slip.
  • As best you can, bind all outgoing mail in a rubber band along with your transmittal slip before dropping in the drop box.
  • When sealing envelopes, let them dry before stacking with each other. Stacking too soon will cause them to stick together and jam the meter machine or overcharge you.
  • If envelopes are unsealed, stack them with the flap closed. Do not stack with the flap open.
  • Make sure all envelopes are turned in the same direction before binding together.

Campus Mail

  • When dropping off campus mail be sure to list name and/or department along with Mailbox number. Please do not use office phone numbers. If you're unsure, you may call Mail Services at 329-7408.
  • Double check for other names/box numbers that are on the envelope and cross them out.

Picking Up Mail

  • Pick up your department mail using your mailbox combinations.
  • If you need your department combination email or call Mail Services and we will email that information to you.

University Mail Services

Mail Services oversees the operation and distribution of the University's mail and packages.

We apologize Mail Services is not set up to accept debit/credit cards, therefore we only accept CASH. 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 United States Postal Service.  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. 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.

Receiving:Please refer to Receiving Information

Mail Services Staff:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mail Services Head Clerk
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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.

All incoming mail should be addressed as follows:
Your Name
Your Department Name
1100 College Street, MUW-(Your Box Number)*
Columbus, MS 39701-5800
* Please be sure to include the box number.

Price of Postage: As of January 27, 2019, the postage rate for First-Class Mail single-piece letters is 0.55 cents.  Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

Please visit the following link for more pricing:  USPS Price List


Mail Services Envelope Prices:
Single letter envelope $0.30
Stamped envelope $0.55
9x12 clasp envelope $1.25
9x12 padded envelope $2.00
12 x15 clasp envelope $2.00


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Mail Services

Hogarth Student Center
Phone: (662) 329-7408
Mon-Fri: 8am -4:30pm