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Postal Services

For Students

Located in the basement of the Russell House, the Russell House Retail & Passport Counter is here to assist with your postal needs whether you are moving in or moving on.  The Russell House Retail & Passport Counter in the Russell House basement is your one stop shop for stamps, shipping and passport services.  Mail & Package pickup will be at the Blatt PE Center located at 1300 Wheat St.  All letter mail and packages will be available for you to pickup using your CarolinaCard. 

Important information for Mail/Package Services:

Mail & Package pickup will be at the Blatt PE Center located at 1300 Wheat St. beginning Fall 2021 Move-in.   Move-In hours below: 

  • August 11, 15, 16 2021  8am-6pm
  • All other weekdays open 9am-5pm
  • All letter mail and packages will be available for you to pickup using your CarolinaCard. 

All students living inresidence halls located on the UofSC Columbia campus and the Greek Village are required to have a UofSC Mail ID number. The Mail ID number is automatically assigned once a university housing room assignment has been completed.

Bates House Bates West Capstone Columbia Hall
Desaussure East Quad Green Quad Harper Elliott
820 Henderson  Honors Residence Maxcy McBryde
McClintock Patterson Hall Pickney-Legare Preston Res. College
Rutledge Sims South Tower South Quad
 Thornwell Wade Hampton Woodrow  Greek Village

Mail and parcels shipped via the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and DHL are accepted at the Mail/package Pickup location for students assigned to a mail ID. All mail and packages must be properly addressed to your student mail ID to avoid being returned to the sender. Packages cannot be delivered to residence halls.

Proper format for addressing student mail and packages:

Student's Name (first name, middle initial, last name
UofSC Student # __________ (assigned five-digit mail ID number)
1400 Greene St
Columbia, SC 29225-0112 

Term Mail Service Dates Mail ID Assignments 

Fall 2021

August 11, 2021 - Dec 14, 2021 July 15 

Spring 2022

Jan 5, 2022 - May 6, 2022 Dec. 15 

 

To view:

  1. Go to the Post Office Management System
  2. Login with your Network Username or VIP ID

University Housing and Greek Village residents are charged a nonrefundable, non-prorated mail and package service fee each term for mail, package services, forwarding and handling of mail for six months at the end of each term or upon cancellation of University Housing or Greek Village residence hall assignments. 

Refunds/Removal of Mail Service Fees:

University Housing or the Office of Greek Life will refund or remove mail and package service fee charges from student accounts upon cancellation of residence hall contracts each term based strictly on non-enrollment or withdrawal from the university prior to the official start date of classes each term.

Mail and package service fee refunds or removals from student accounts will not be granted after the official start date of classes each term or for any prior term.

Inquiries regarding mail and package service fee refunds or removals should be directed to:

  • University Housing
    Email: ethom@mailbox.sc.edu
    Phone: 803-777-4283

  • Office of Greek Life
    Phone: 
    803-777-3506

If you live off campus and you are enrolled in classes for at least one hour per term, you have the option to apply for mail and package services. The commuter mail service fee is $35, and it is nonrefundable.

Off-Campus Mail Service Rental Procedures:
  • Go to my.sc.edu
  • Click on “View Mail Assignment"
  • Sign in with network username or VIPID (if required), then the SecureCarolina authentication method
  • Click on “Sign up for an Off-Campus Mail Service Rental”
  • Complete and submit the “Off-Campus Mail Service Rental Application”
  • Upon successful submission, a message will appear with instructions to log in to Self Service Carolina to pay the $35 commuter mail ID fee.
    • Once you login to Self Service Carolina:
    • Click on the "Account Information" tab
    • Find "Optional Fees"
    • Select the "Commuter Mail Service fee" option
  • You will receive your mail ID assignment  by email within five business days after the fee has been posted to your account. If you do not, please contact Sarah Kelly at sarahk@mailbox.sc.edu.

All mail and parcels will be signed for by UofSC Postal Services upon arrival at the university and entered into our internal parcel tracking system. Students assigned a mail ID number will have a notification delivered to their university email from uscpackagepickup@sclintra.com when any letter mail and any parcels are ready for pickup at the Mail/package Pickup.

If you are expecting a piece of mail or a package but have not received an email notification, please check your junk mail folder. This situation can be corrected to receive future mail/package email notifications in your inbox by adding "uscpackagepickup@sclintra.com" to your safe sender list.

To claim shipped items, you must present your Carolina Card to the Mail/package Pickup.

Forwarded for six months to your permanent address as shown on my.sc.edu after:

  • date cancelled or released from University Housing or Greek Village residence hall contract
  • last day of mail service each term

Update or cancel magazine subscriptions and notify your family members and any other correspondents prior to your forwarding expiration date (six months).

Students are encouraged to verify their permanent address at my.sc.edu prior to the above.

These shippers do not forward shipments. Items will be returned to the sender.

Pleas contact UPS and FedEx directly to inquire about returned shipments:

UPS: 1-800-742-5877

FedEx Express/Ground: 1-800-463-3339

Go to my.sc.edu to have USPS first-class mail and parcels forwarded to an international address.

 (for mail forwarding to an address other than permanent address)

  • Go to my.sc.edu 
  • Click on “View Student Mail ID
  • Login if prompted
  • Click on “Update Forwarding Address”
  • Complete all information and submit

Note: Campus mail ID numbers are not considered permanent addresses for the purpose of forwarding mail.

  • Freight or oversize shipments: 
    • Beds (including loft beds)
    • Futons
    • Large-screen TVs (exceeding 40 inches)
    • Microfridges
    • Microwaves
    • Mopeds/bikes, etc.
    • Refrigerators
    • Trunks
  • Perishable or refrigerated items (No refrigeration on site)
  • Hazardous materials
  • Medications requiring refrigeration. These items must be shipped to and picked up from the Center for Health and Well-Being, 1409 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29208.
  • Flower deliveries from florists
  • Weapons of any kind

Mail and package services are provided directly to each respective location by Amazon, USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL and should be addressed accordingly. See address information below.

Please note that mail and packages for the above locations will not be accepted during Fall 2021 Move-In at UofSC Postal Service or the Mail/package Pickup.

 

Student Name

506 Huger St

Apt #_________(Apt number and letter required)

Columbia SC  29201

  • All mail and packages are delivered to the office. (Delivery drivers are not allowed on the floors.)
  • Students will be notified when packages are waiting on them either in the mail ID or the package room.  
  • Photo ID and signature required to pick up packages.

803-470-6936   www.parkplacecolumbia.com

Please contact the Property Management Office regarding mailing address and shipping packages for Move-In.

YOUnion at Columbia    (803) 400-1570  

Columbia@YOUnion.com

Student Name

650 Lincoln St.

Columbia, SC  29201

 


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