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Postal Services

Mailing & Shipping

We receive first-class mail and parcels in the morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday. USC Postal Service route drivers deliver to departments twice daily.



Only official USC mail will be processed in our mail facility for dispatch. Personal mail received for processing will be returned to the sender unless you are a student living on-campus whose mail is delivered to your assigned student mailbox. Official Campus Mail Solicitiation Policy [pdf]

The USC Student Mail Center is responsible for sorting and delivering mail to student boxes. If you are a student changing your place of residence, be sure to follow our mail forwarding guidelines.



University Housing and Greek Village Residents
  • U.S. Postal Service, UPS/FedEx/DHL

Student's Name (first name, middle initial, last name)
1400 Greene St.
USC Student Box ______ (5 digit box #)
Columbia, SC 29225

  • USC Intra-Campus Mail 

Student's Name (no nicknames)
Box ______ (5 digit box #)

Proper formats:

       Inbound addressing:

       Addressee Name (if required)
       Department Name
       Department Location
       University of South Carolina
       Columbia, SC 29208-0001


       Intra-Campus addressing: 

       Addressee Name 
       Department Name (required)
       Department Location (required)




  • Scanned into the USC Postal Service internal package tracking system upon arrival
  • Labeled with an internal barcode
  • A signature is required upon delivery



Mail Fraud 

Protect yourself by disposing of all "junk mail" or unwanted mail in a safe manner. If you suspect that you are a victim of mail fraud, please contact the USPS Postal Inspector

Safety Precautions


  • Shred all mail that contains confidential information
  • Check and empty your student mailbox regularly


  • Share your student mailbox combination with others
  • "Preset" the combination lock on your box
  • Send someone else to pick up mail for you
  • Allow others to have mail addressed to your USC box number
  • Give personal information over the phone 

If you receive mail that you did not request:

  • Contact the company's customer service department to stop the mailings
  • Email the company, keeping a hard copy of your email and any responses for your records.