FAQs

The Southern Miss Post Office is located in the Thad Cochran Building (lower level).

When is the Campus Post Office open?
Regular service window hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What time does the mail leave campus?
Mail is picked up by USPS Monday - Friday at 3 p.m. Mail that requires special attention, such as Express, Registered, Certified, or Insured, should be delivered to the Southern Miss Post Office no later than 2:30 p.m. to allow sufficient processing time.

When is mail delivered to my mailbox?
Mail from the Post Office (USPS) is delivered each morning at 7:15 a.m. and placed in mailboxes by 9 a.m. Deliveries from UPS and FedEx are received at various times throughout the day, written up and delivery notices placed in mailboxes within 30 minues of receipt at the Southern Miss Post Office. Campus mail is placed in mailboxes throughout the day.

I lost the combination to my mailbox. How do I get a new one?
A replacement combination card can be obtained at the Southern Miss Post Office. There is a $1 fee for this service, which will have to be paid at the time your combination is requested.

What forms of payment are accepted at the Post Office?
Currently, the Southern Miss Post Office accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and debit cards for postal transactions. Customers who purchase a USPS Money Order must pay with cash only.

How much does it cost to rent a student mailbox?

$65 fee covers fall, spring and summer semesters; $40 fee covers spring and summer semesters, and the $15 fee is for the summer semester only. Post Office box rental fees are nonrefundable.

Am I required to maintain a campus mailbox?
The post office box rental fee is assessed to all students living in university-controlled housing. Students who live off-campus have the option of renting a campus post office box at the same rate if they so desire.

Do I have to get a new mailbox each semester?
No. Once your box is assigned it remains yours as long as you are enrolled at Southern Miss.

I will not be taking classes during the summer semester, but will return for the fall semester. What do I need to do about my mail?
Before the end of the spring semester students who plan to sit out the summer semester must visit the Southern Miss Post Office and complete a Temporary Official Change of Address Form. This action reserves your mailbox for the fall semester and allows the Southern Miss Post Office to forward your mail during the summer break.

What do I need to do about my mail?

Prior to the end of the spring semester, students who plan to sit out the summer semester must visit the Southern Miss Post Office and complete a Temporary Official Change of Address form. This action reserves your mailbox for the fall semester and allows the Southern Miss Post Office to forward you mail during the summer break.

I am graduating, withdrawing, or transferring from Southern Miss. What do I need to do about my mail and campus mailbox?
Campus mailbox holders must visit the Southern Miss Post Office and complete an Official Change of Address form. This action prevents any further mailbox charges to your student account and allows your mail to be forwarded to your new address for one year.

I am having trouble getting my mailbox open. Am I doing something wrong?
Remember the final step, after dialing in your combination, is to turn right to open. Any box holder who has difficulty opening his/her box should seek assistance from a member of the Southern Miss Post Office staff.