Receiving Mail & Packages

For the safety and security of our students, mail and packages are not delivered directly to the residence halls or Greek houses. All deliveries are made to the Campus Mail Service Center.

Students residing on Campus at one of the Residential Communities are able to receive letter mail and trackable inbound UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS items. Every student actively enrolled and taking classes at UA are automatically assigned a 6-digit mailstop code (MSC#). This mailstop code (MSC#) is permanently-assigned and allows every student the opportunity to receive any trackable item at the mail center.

Off-Campus students may also receive mail and trackable inbound UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS items.

Students can find their mailstop code (MSC#) by clicking on the Campus Mail Service Center icon behind the Student tab on the MyBama web portal. Please be sure to include your district number on packages. This will allow us to deliver packages to the parcel lockers nearest to you for convenient retrieval.

Use the same address regardless of the carrier (USPS, UPS, FEDEX, DHL). Please use the below address structure exactly being sure to use the student’s full name, and correct MSC #.  Mail and Packages received with tracking or incomplete, incorrect or no MSC # will be returned to sender.   Students can access their unique MSC# located in myBama.

Once in MyBama select student, under Campus Services select under Campus Mail Service Center, MSC (Mail Stop Code) number.

MSC # __ __ __ __ __ __
DISTRICT # __ __ __

Please note Campus Mail Services is not responsible for packages not delivered in a timely manner.  Please be aware of the hours of operations and that overnight and priority shipping does not guarantee that packages will be available for pickup at the times the carrier provided.  If a package is needed immediately alternative methods may need to be considered such as FED Ex or UPS pickup.

Please be aware that during peak and high-volume times, packages may not be available for collection for several days after delivered by the carrier.

Letter Mail

The student will receive an email notification that they have letter mail available to be picked up from the Campus Mail Service Center.  Letter mail is not trackable and Campus Mail has no control over how long letter mail takes to arrive from the United States Postal Service (USPS). If you believe you letter mail is lost, please contact he USPS through the link below.

Missing Mail and Lost Packages | USPS

Letter mail that is not collected within 30 days will be returned to the sender.

By utilizing the services of the Campus Mail Service Center, students appoint and authorize the University of Alabama Campus Mail Service to act as their agent for the receipt of their inbound mail/packages and agree to the following terms and conditions: Student Mailbox Service Policy