Frequently Asked Questions
- Can University employees receive personal mail in a department's box?
- Who can rent a campus rental box?
- How much does it cost to rent a campus rental box?
- Do both addresses need to be included on a Campus Mail envelope?
- What forms of payment do you accept?
- Can I share a box with a friend?
- Can I ship packages from vendors such as FedEx or UPS from the University Mail Center?
- How do I receive a package that is shipped to my University address?
- If I do not have my key, can an employee of the University Mail Center check my box for me?
- Can I have my mail forwarded to a new address?
- What is the procedure for preparing Domestic and International mail to be metered?
- What is the correct procedure for addressing Domestic Mail?
- What is the correct procedure for addressing International Mail?
- What is the correct procedure for addressing military bases?
- Is there a key deposit required?
- What is the cost of replacement keys?
- Where can I purchase mailing/shipping supplies on campus?
Departmental boxes are for University business only.
Campus rental boxes are available for rent to students, faculty, staff, or the public. A valid form of photo ID is required.
The cost to open a new box for the Fall or Spring semester is $16.00 (cash or check with ID accepted). The cost to open a new box for the Summer is $8.00. Renewals are $16.00 per Spring or Fall semester and $8.00 for the Summer. Students residing in any of the 8 contemporary residence halls will have access to on-site rental boxes at no additional charge.
Faculty/staff members have two options when renting an annual box for personal use. One option is to pay the full $40.00 due in August. A second option is to pay the semester rates of $16.00 for the Fall or Spring and $8.00 for the Summer.These rental options are also available to the public (not including Southeastern students).
Campus mail must have complete addresses in the "To" and "From" fields and must include the box number of the recipient. When re-using an inter-department envelope, be sure to cross out the previous address on the envelope.
Services can be paid with either cash or check (with proper ID). Credit and debit card charges are not accepted.
University policy prohibits the sharing of boxes except by spouse or sibling.
Can I ship packages from vendors such as FedEx or UPS from the University Mail Center? Only United States Postal Service (USPS) mail is received and shipped to and from this location. The University Mail Center is not a drop-off location for anything other than USPS.
Packages sent via USPS should be shipped as follows:
Your Box Number
Hammond, LA 70402
Packages sent via alternate carriers (ex. FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.), should be shipped as follows:
Your Box Number
c/o 2400 N. Oak Street
Hammond, LA 70402
Upon receiving packages other than USPS, the Southeastern Receiving Station delivers the packages to the University Mail Center. At that time a notice in the form of a card is placed in the patron's box. In order to receive the package(s), all notices must be presented to the employee at the front counter by the recipient who must sign and print their name on the notice for verification of receipt of the package(s).
Only you or someone with your key can check your box for mail or notices.
Federal law prohibits mail from being permanently forwarded from an open box. The patron must close the box, return the key, and fill out a Change of Address form in person.
All mail to be metered must be dropped off at the front counter at the University Mail Center and signed in by the person leaving it. Department name and Budget number must also be provided. Mail must be sorted by Departments and placed in the appropriate bins labeled "Handwritten" and "Typed". Budget number must be written visibly on the mail to be metered or it will be returned to the department. All mail must have completed "To" and "From" addresses.
Please be sure to keep Domestic and International mail separate. The country of destination is required on International Mail following the address.
Meter machine operation begins at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Mail is metered throughout the day until courier pick-up at 3:00 p.m.
The correct placement for the Return address is the upper left corner of the envelope or address label. The address of the designee/recipient should be placed slightly below and to the left of center of the envelope and the postage should be placed in the upper rightcorner of the envelope or item to be mailed. Please note that a return address must always be included. An article that does not have a return address, if undeliverable, will be sent to the Dead Letter Office in Atlanta, GA. Do not secure postage with tape. The item will be returned to sender as undeliverable.
When addressing International Mail, the delivery address should be printed in all uppercase letters. The name of the place of destination and the name of the country of destination must be written in capital letters together with the correct post code number or delivery zone number, if any. If possible, the address should have no more than five lines. Some examples:
Mr John Clarkson
120 Rowan Drive
LONDON WIP 6HQ
MsJ D Station
46807 PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO
Exception: to Canada, there must be two spaces between the province abbreviation and the postal code, as shown below.
Ms Hannah Sellers
2525 Clearing Street
OTTAWA ON K1A 0B1
Whenever necessary, be sure to include completed Customs forms, taking care to list each item contained in the package (includinga list of perdocumentssuch as letters, checks, money orders, etc.).
Pleasesee the InternationalMail Manual available in theUniversity Post Office for more details on International Mail Procedures.
Mail addressed to an APO or FPO should not include the country name. Including the country name results in the mail being sent to the international post office instead of the military post office. Examples are below:
Sgt. Johnson Sgt. Johnson
44th Battalion 44th Battalion
Unit 4230, 232Unit 4230, 232
APO AE 09650 APO AE 09650
There is no key deposit required. However, failure to return the key upon closure of box will result in a charge of $25.00 that will be assessed to your LeoNet account.
The cost of replacement keys is $25.00 each which must be purchased from the University Mail Centerprior to issuance of additional key.
Where can I purchase mailing/shipping supplies on campus?
Mailing supplies such as Priority/Express envelopes, boxes and labels are located outside of the Document Source at no charge. The University Bookstore and the Document Source sell stamps and envelopes. Books of stamps are also available for purchase through the Whitney ATM located in the Student Union.