All students are assigned a mailstop code for receiving mail and packages. However, you must decide what type of mail you will receive in order to create the best mail plan for you. All students can receive large packages—like your textbooks–at the University for free, but if you want to receive small mail, such as magazines, letters and postcards, you have to rent a mail box. Students who choose to rent a mailbox are able to receive smaller items as well as any incoming UPS/FedEx items. All mail is available to be picked up in the Ferguson Student Center.

Rental Rates

$60 per semester (fall or spring only)
$120 per year (includes fall, spring, and summer semesters)
$25 for summer semester only

Rented Mailbox

With a mailbox rental, you receive all mailed items, package acceptance from all carriers, package and mail notifications, mail forwarding, and 24-Hour access.

Mail should be addressed with the following information:

Full Name
MSC # _____ (Student Mailbox Number)*
1831 University Station
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

*A student’s unique mailbox code (MSC #) for receiving both mail and packages is assigned when a mailbox is rented.

Package Acceptance

If you did not rent a mailbox, you can still receive large inbound packages from the postal service and UPS/FedEx. All small items will be returned to the sender.

Packages should be addressed with the following information:

Full Name
MSC # ____ (Unique Student Identifier)**
1831 University Station
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

**A student’s unique mailstop code for receiving packages ONLY is automatically assigned when enrolled. Students can find this number through their myBama account.