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Morris Campus Post Office

The Morris campus mail system serves University students, faculty, and staff, and is not affiliated with the United States Postal Service. As part of the University community, we facilitate communications between and among the members of the campus community.

We are located in Science 1150, across from the Bookstore.

Post office boxes are located in hallway of Science/Student Center tunnel.

HOURS

  • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Science 1150
Email
Phone: (320) 589-6143

The campus mail system is also used as a means of public communication. Students, faculty, and staff who are conducting college business may have their public communications freely distributed. Others may not use the campus mail system for public communication, except as provided, for a sanctioned University activity. Notices and announcements to members of student organizations and the campus community will normally be included in the electronic Weekly Bulletin rather than distributed through campus mail.

POST OFFICE BOXES

Every student is assigned a post office (PO) box upon registration; the number of this box should be noted on all incoming mail. We ask students to check their PO box and collect their mail regularly. Any changes of local address should be reported to the Post Office. When students move away, even for the summer, they should fill out a change of address form.

Standard Campus Address Format for PO boxes is

[Name]
[Morris PO Box Number] 
University of Minnesota, Morris 
600 E 4th St 
Morris, Minnesota 56267-2132

POSTAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Domestic postal services
  • Purchase of postage and stamps
  • Certified Mail
  • Certified Mail with Return Receipt
  • Priority Mail (2 to 3 day delivery)
  • Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation
  • Priority with Signature Confirmation
  • Insured Mail
  • Express Mail
  • Postal Services International
  • Global Priority (to selected countries only)

Services not available at the Morris Post Office (such as money orders) may be obtained at the USPS Post Office at 105 E 6th St. downtown.

USPS mail is delivered once a day, Monday through Friday, to the mailroom, usually around 9:30 a.m. Campus mail is picked up from the mailrom and delivered to the campus buildings Monday through Friday at about 10 a.m. and again at about 1:00 p.m. Mail delivery to the student PO boxes is usually completed by noon. Outgoing, off-campus mail, is picked up by the USPS Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m.

We provide service for USPS outgoing mail, UPS, FedEx (both Express and Ground), and SpeeDee for departments and students. There is a nominal fee for personal use of package vendors. Feel free to stop in; we can help you ascertain the best option for your shipment.

If you have an item that requires overnight service, we recommend using a vendor other than USPS, such as UPS or FedEx. Items sent via FedEx must be at the Morris Post Office by 10:30 a.m., and those sent via UPS by 2:00 p.m.

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

Due to the large volume of newspapers and magazines received at the Post Office, we cannot hold them for extended periods. If you get regular delivery of a periodical, please pick it promptly. If this presents a problem, please let us know so we can work out an arrangement.

DOMESTIC FIRST-CLASS RATES

The First-Class letter rate as of January 22, 2017 is 49 cents for the first ounce and 21 cents for each additional ounce. Postcards cost 34 cents. “Forever” stamps can be used for a regular, First-Class letter at any time, even if the First-Class rate increases. Flats and odd-sized mailings have different rates. Please check with us or with the USPS prior to mailing. Some examples of mailings that can cost more than a regular First-Class envelope are:

  • Square letters;
  • Envelope height exceeding 6-1/8 inches, length exceeding 11-1/2 inches, or thickness exceeding 1/4 inch;
  • Envelope length divided by height is less than 1.3 or more than 2.5 (length is the dimension parallel to the address);
  • Envelope with clasps, strings, buttons, or similar closure devices;
  • Envelope too rigid or containing items that cause the thickness of the mail piece to be uneven;
  • Envelope with an address parallel to the shorter dimension of the mail piece;
  • Please note that intra-campus mail does not require postage.

PRIORITY MAIL

Priority Mail is the USPS option for documents or parcels weighing more than 13 ounces. The maximum weight is 70 pounds, and the maximum dimension is 108 inches or less in combined length plus distance around the thickest part.

Priority Mail is Rates start at $5.95 for a flat rate envelope, and increase depending on the size, weight and destination.

EXPRESS MAIL

Express Mail offers overnight service to very limited destinations, but two-day service is guaranteed or your money is refunded. Express Mail is delivered to most locations 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays, at no extra charge. Rates begin at $21.18 for a flat-rate envelope.

You can track Express Mail online at the USPS website using the tracking number provided for your mailing.

INTERNATIONAL POSTAL RATES

  • All countries are $1.15 for per ounce

Please contact us for up-to-date information on sending and receiving global express mail.

HOURS

  • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Science 1150
Email
Phone: (320) 589-6143