Mail Services

University Mail Services (UMS) is responsible for distributing intercampus mail and metering outgoing United States Postal Service (USPS) mail. Incoming U.S. Mail is delivered to each address on campus by the US Postal Service.

USPS Outgoing Mail – U.S mail is collected throughout the day by OSU delivery drivers in building mail rooms and OSU Mail Services mail boxes located throughout campus.  University mail boxes are picked twice daily, 1:30pm and 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. All mail must be in an OSU mail box by 4:30 to be sent same day.


Meter Mail Request – To send an item through the United States Postal Service, select the report, Meter Mail Request and fill out all appropriate information on the form. Please print and attach the created form to the items you are sending.

Mail Reporting Link – Customers can view mail services charges to their specific ORGs.

Residence Hall Students: University Mail Services does NOT deliver personal shipments or mail to residence halls. These items are delivered directly by the carrier, UPS, Fed Ex, USPS, etc. Please contact University Housing for questions, 614-292-9622 or email

Inter-Campus Mail

  1. Columbus Campus – Inter-campus mail is collected daily by OSU delivery staff and delivered same or next business day. There are two types of inter-campus mail:
    • Mail addressed to an individual. This mail should be in campus envelopes or folded to business envelope size and marked campus mail. Identify the mail with the individual’s complete campus address: name, department, building and room number.
    • Official announcements or notices for mail distribution to all departments, faculty, and staff. Mass distributions should be coordinated through OSU Addressing Services at Uniprint.
  2. Regional Campuses – All intercampus mail addressed to regional campuses is held in UMS for pick up by staff from the regional campuses.

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