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We are a full-service, HIPPA certified post office for the University of Oklahoma.

We process intercampus, ingoing/outgoing, USPS, bulk, and student mail. Our custom mailing solutions are designed to meet your specific needs, saving you time and money, while putting quality first.

405-325-1759
centralmail@ou.edu

locations and hours

Facilities

Central Mail is the mail processing facility for the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The function of Central Mail is to process all incoming, outgoing, bulk and inter-campus mail, in a timely and responsible way and in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the United States Postal Service and the University of Oklahoma.

Central Mail picks up and delivers mail to approximately 283 authorized locations on the Norman campus each working day. This includes exchanging mail with the CCE mail room, the Student Post Office, and Health Sciences Center mailroom in Oklahoma City.

Central Mail was voted In-Print Award's Mail Center of the Year for 2007 and 2009.

Student Post Office (SPO)

Students who receive any package will be notified from the SPO portal once it has been processed and is ready for pick up. 

***Delivery confirmation from the shipper does not imply the package is ready.***

Check your email for package location; either RESIDENT LOCKER or SPO.

A university-issued ID is required when picking up packages.

We do not provide money orders or passport photos. Passports may be obtained at the Passport Office in the Union. 

Available for Purchase at the SPO:

  • Stamps
  • Flat Rate Boxes
  • Packaging Supplies (envelopes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts and shipping tape)

Payment Options at the SPO:

  • Cash
  • Check

Union Post Office

Notary services are available at the Union Post Office.

We do not provide money orders or passport photos. Passports may be obtained at the Passport Office in the Union. 

Available for Purchase at the Union Post Office:

  • Stamps                
  • Flat Rate Boxes
  • Packaging Supplies (envelopes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts and shipping tape)
  • P.O. Box Rentals (available to the general public)

Payment Options at the Union Post Office:

  • Cash
  • Check

Services

Incoming U.S. Mail is delivered by the USPS each morning, Monday through Saturday (excluding federal holidays). The mail is then sorted and delivered to each department according to our route schedule on the day it is received.

Central Mail sorts mail according to department name not individual name.

Personal parcels received at Central Mail will not be delivered. Departments should inform personnel that receipt of personal mail in the office is to be discouraged.

In order for Central Mail to charge departments for postage, departments are required to follow the guidelines set forth by the Administrative Guide to Services below.

  • All University mail must have a University of Oklahoma return address or it will be returned to the department.
  • Any official University mail to have U.S. postage affixed by Central Mail that does not have the account number indicated on each envelope should be bundled and have the account to be charged identified on the top piece or a separate piece of paper.

Outgoing mail will be sorted by the guidelines set forth by the Administrative Guide to Services below.

  • All mail to be picked up by Central Mail should be faced (meaning all envelopes placed where the address may be read without turning them over and/or  upside down).
  • On-campus mail, stamped outgoing mail and mail to have postage affixed should be separated and each group rubber banded together.
  • Mail received in a department for delivery elsewhere on campus should be marked with the corrected address and rubber banded together.

Student Mail

All student mail is processed by the Student Post Office (SPO) in Cate Center, Oliver House. Student mail services are for personal use only.

Residents will be assigned a mailing address when moving on campus through OU Housing.

Residents should file a change of address at www.ou.edu/spo/change before they move off-campus to ensure mail delivery is not interrupted. Filing with the USPS will not forward your mail from a campus address.

To ensure accurate delivery of mail, please be sure to include:

Recipient’s full name
Street address
Box number
City state and zip

Only mail addressed to current students is deliverable.  All other mail is returned to the sender as Undeliverable as Addressed.

 

For a full list of deliverable OU dorm addresses, view the download below.

Students will receive letters and flats (magazines, newspapers, etc.) at their resident hall mailbox.

Outgoing letters and flats with postage can be dropped off in Resident Hall outgoing mailboxes or at the SPO.

Packages will be available for pick up at OU Locker System or SPO.

OU Locker System

Students who receive any package will be notified from the SPO portal once it has been processed and is ready for pick up. 

***Delivery confirmation from the shipper does not imply the package is ready.***

Check your email for package location; either RESIDENT LOCKER or SPO.

Watch a video about the pickup process here.

See a list of locker locations here:

Student Post Office (SPO)

Students who receive any package will be notified from the SPO portal once it has been processed and is ready for pick up. 

***Delivery confirmation from the shipper does not imply the package is ready.***

Check your email for package location; either RESIDENT LOCKER or SPO.

A university-issued ID is required when picking up packages.

We do not provide money orders or passport photos. Passports may be obtained at the Passport Office in the Union. 

Available for Purchase at the SPO:

  • Stamps
  • Flat Rate Boxes
  • Packaging Supplies (envelopes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts and shipping tape)

Payment Options at the SPO:

  • Cash
  • Check

Union Post Office

Notary services are available at the Union Post Office.

We do not provide money orders or passport photos. Passports may be obtained at the Passport Office in the Union. 

Available for Purchase at the Union Post Office:

  • Stamps                
  • Flat Rate Boxes
  • Packaging Supplies (envelopes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts and shipping tape)
  • P.O. Box Rentals (available to the general public)

Payment Options at the Union Post Office:

  • Cash
  • Check

Shipping Services

We accept outgoing, prelabeled FedEx and UPS packages at the SPO and Union Copy Center.

Available for Purchase at the Union Copy Center:

  • UPS and FedEx Shipping Services
  • Boxes
  • Envelopes
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Shipping Tape

Payment Options at the Union Copy Center:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card