Mailing Information

Mail Services for Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Postal Service hours 
  • How to properly address mail
  • Sending and receiving packages
  • Express Mail Processing form
Express Mail Processing
  • STUDENT MAIL SERVICES

    US POSTAL SERVICES (USPS): The USC Upstate Postal Services Department provides mail processing and delivery for students who live in University housing. Generally, mail is placed in student mail boxes between 2 and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Outgoing drop boxes are also located in the Palmetto House and Villa apartment complex near the student mail boxes. Student parcels/packages are received and distributed at the University Services Building, located at 8000 Valley Falls Rd. No weekend or holiday services are available, and occasionally as determined by University policy, may be closed due to inclement weather.

    US Postal Services

    In-bound mail - Make sure senders have your correct address, including your PMB #

    Postal Service In-bound mail example

    Out-bound mail - For the best possible service remember to address properly.

    • Use full and formal names (first and last, no nicknames)
    • Provide a delivery address and return address that includes your PMB #
    • Use two (2) letter state abbreviations and common abbreviations
    • Be sure to include the zip code
    • For international mail, please provide country name in ALL CAPITALS on last address line.

    Postal Service Out-bound mail example

    Receiving A Package

    • An email will be sent to you when the package has arrived and ready for pick-up. (Please do not attempt pick up based on the carrier’s notification. Otherwise, you may make an unnecessary trip.) 
    • Bring your student ID
    • You must pick up your package in person; another person cannot pick it up for you without authorization from the Postal Services Manager.
    • Only students who live on campus can receive packages through Upstate Postal Services

    Sending A Package

    USPS, UPS, and FEDEX packages can be dropped off for pick-up by these vendors, ONLY if you have a prepaid shipment with a preprinted label. If you wish to send a package and pay for the shipment, please take it to a nearby UPS Store, FEDEX, or US Post Office.

    Mail Forwarding

    Students leaving residential housing for the summer, or permanently will not have their mail automatically forwarded unless a STUDENT OFFICIAL MAIL FORWARDING / CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM is submitted to Upstate Postal Services. You may bring it by the University Services Building.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Postal Services Hours

    Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
    Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

    Student Mailbox access – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Forgot your PMB # or access code? Please contact the Residential Housing office.

    US Postage stamps and stamped envelopes are available for sale at Postal Services, located in the University Services Building, 8000 Valley Falls Rd, on a cash-only basis

    Contact Us
    USC Upstate Postal Services
    University Services Building
    8000 Valley Falls Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29303

    Phone: 864-503-5773 or 864-503-5205 Manager: 
    Hunter Cox – 864-503-5222 email: COXHC2@uscupstate.edu

  • FACULTY STAFF MAIL SERVICES

    US POSTAL SERVICES (USPS): The USC Upstate Postal Services Department provides mail processing and delivery for University faculty and staff. Mail delivery and pick-up is strategically located throughout the campus. Courier services are used to pick-up and deliver mail to University Center Greenville, George Dean Johnson, Jr. School of Business, and the Achieve Program. Faculty/Staff parcels and packages are received at the University Services Building, and delivered to departments throughout the day. No weekend or holiday services are available, and occasionally as determined by University policy, may be closed due to inclement weather.

    US Postal Services 
    In-bound mail - Make sure senders have your correct address

    Postal Service In-bound mail example

    Out-bound mail - For the best possible service remember to address properly

    • Provide a valid delivery address Provide a return address that includes your name and/or department Use two (2) letter state abbreviations and common abbreviations
    • Be sure to include the zip code
    • For international mail, provide country name in ALL CAPITALS on last address line
    • For inter-agency mail, please print in all caps: INTER AGENCY on the front of the envelope

    Postal Service Out-bound mail example

    Express Mail Processing

    In-bound Shipments are received daily, Monday through Friday, from USPS, UPS, and FEDEX to the University Services Building. All packages are processed into the tracking system and delivered to the recipient’s physical location as quickly as possible.

    Out-bound The sender should complete the EXPRESS MAIL PROCESSING information form (install link). Drop off the form with your package at the URC building, or call extension 5773 to arrange pick-up. Items received after 1:30 pm will be processed the next business day. For your convenience, envelops and packing supplies are also available.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Postal Services Hours

    Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
    Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

    Metered mail and express shipping services are restricted to official University business. All charges for services are covered in the Mail Services budget and are no longer redistributed to the individual departments.

    US Postage stamps and stamped envelopes are available for sale at Postal Services, located in the University Services Building, 8000 Valley Falls Rd, on a cash-only basis.

    Contact Us
    USC Upstate Postal Services
    University Services Building
    8000 Valley Falls Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29303

    Phone: 864-503-5773 or 864-503-5205 Manager:
    Hunter Cox – 864-503-5222 email: COXHC2@uscupstate.edu