Post Office Box Rental Information

Faculty, Staff, and Students

Post office boxes are available for rent to faculty, staff, and students. The rental fee is $15.00 per semester for students and $44.00 per year for Faculty and Staff.

To purchase a University of Memphis mailbox rental do one of the following:

  1. Make your initial purchase for your box rental online! Just go to our online store, and make your selection for a new mailbox rental or a renewal. Once you have paid via credit card or checking/savings account, you will be sent an e-mail with instructions for how to pick up your mailbox key. For additional information, read more about our online mailbox purchase process.
  2. Visit the Bursar’s Office in Wilder Tower to make an initial payment for the box rental. Then come to the Campus Postal Station located in 259 University Center, present your payment receipt from the Bursar, fill out the rental agreement, and we will issue you a box number and key.

If further assistance regarding this process is needed, please call 678-2366 or 678-2380.

Dormitory Students

Students who reside in dormitories must also rent a post office box in order to receive mail while residing on campus.

Proper Addressing

Faculty/Staff/Student’s Name
Faculty/Staff/Student’s Post Office Box Number*
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

*Lack of a box number could result in mail being returned to the sender.


Notification in writing will be made when articles too big for the box are received. These articles must be picked up between the hours of 7:45 and 4:30 p.m. at the post office contract station in 259 University Center. The notice and an ID must be presented at the time of pickup.

Mail Forwarding

Faculty, staff, and students who will not be renewing their rental of a campus post office box should fill out a change of address card so that mail can be forwarded.  Failure to provide a forwarding address will result in mail being returned to the sender. A box cancellation notice must also be signed to avoid a continual charge for rental. The box cancellation notice and the change of address card is available at the post office contract station located in 259 University Center. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:45am to 4:30pm.

Unsolicited Mail

If you receive unsolicited or unwanted mail, simply write “refused” in the piece of mail and return it unopened. Postage is not required for returning mail when it is unopened. Mail which has been refused by the addressee will be returned to sender or disposed of by the Postal Service, in accordance with postal regulations.