University Mail Services
Mail Services oversees the operation and distribution of the University’s mailing services to benefit the administration, faculty, staff, students and surrounding community. Mail Services isn't responsible for lost mail/packages that were never received. However, all mail received is distributed as quickly as possible.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Payment Method: CASH Only. We apologize we are not set up to take debit/credit cards.
Angenette "Cookie" Frazier, Mail Services Head Clerk
Renee Phillips, 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 the box number as it is the most important part of the address.
Price of Postage
The postage rate for First-Class Mail single-piece letters is 0.49 cents. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes. Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States.
The First-Class Mail prices for these products are:
|Letters (1 oz.)||47 cents||49 cents|
|Letters additional ounces||21 cents||21 cents|
|Letters to all international destinations||$1.15||$1.15|
|Postcards||34 cents||34 cents|
Mail Services offers a variety of flat-rate boxes and envelopes for Priority Mail, including legal-sized flat rate envelopes.
The domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include:
Small box - $5.80
Medium box - $12.35
Large box - $16.85
Regular envelope - $5.60
Easy Permit Postage Program
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 Bluceutt.
Campus Mail Services (very limited)
Please be reminded that campus mail services are very limited. You may purchase postage stamps, mail first class items, and mail items using Priority Mail. However, for special mail services such as delivery confirmation, mail insurance, international mail, signature confirmation, certified mail, express mail, registered mail, certified mail, return receipt, etc., you may visit the nearest post office located downtown on Main Street or you may visit http://www.usps.com/. We apologize that Mail Services is not authorized to provide these services. NOTE: Procurement cards can be used to pay for special mail services.
When Express Mail is received at Bluecutt General Mail Facility, it is stamped with Angenette Frazier's signature, not her actual signature as she is not a Bluecutt employee. Once the Express Mail arrives on campus, Mail Servies 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/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 can't be held responsible for lost mail/packages that were never received, but all mail received is distributed as quickly as possible.
During the holiday season when online shopping is more prevalent, 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.
Mail Services strives to provide professional customer service and distribute all mail/packages received in a timely manner.