University Mail Services
Mail Services oversees the operation and distribution of the University's mail and packages.
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 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 (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.
Receiving: Packages from UPS, FedEx and DHL are now being delivered to Mail Services in Hogarth Student Center, where they are logged in. Campus departments are now responsible for picking up their packages from Mail Services. This includes deliveries from Barefield, MIB, etc; however, deliveries can be arranged through Mail Services for oversized or heavy packages. No deliveries will be made for personal items. Students will still pick up their packages from Housing and Residence Life, Cochran Hall, 2nd floor. Mail Services will continue to put package slips in department mailboxes and asks each department to check mail often and pick up packages in a timely manner due to limited space. Mail Services isn't responsible for lost mail/packages that were never received. Because of ever-changing volumes of mail/packages and limited space, we ask you to please pick up all applicable packages within 2 business days – of course this will vary during holidays, spring break, winter break, etc. If you think delivery will take place during your absence, please designate someone in your office to pick up package(s) or contact Mail Services at (662) 329-7408 for assistance.
Mail Services Staff:
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 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 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|
As of January 21, 2018, the domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate is:
Small box - $7.20
Medium box - $13.65
Large box - $18.90
Regular envelope - $6.70
Mail Services Envelope Prices:
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
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 United States Postal Service Extra Fees and Services
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.