University of Rochester

Campus Mail Center

Todd Union - River Campus     P.O. Box 270002     Rochester, New York     14627-0002


Campus Mail Center Staff - 2014

pictured (l-r): Bruce Kinnaird, Pete Lootens - Working Leader, Amy Mirabella - Supervisor, Mike Preston, Steve Erickson, Lisa Brongo


Campus Mail Center: 585.275.3991    Package Store: 585.275.7495
Hours of Operation: Mon.–Fri. 9am – 5pm; Sat. 10am – 2pm (academic year only)
Closed Sundays and University Holidays

Quick Links
Latest News: Holiday Stamps
Postage Increase Mailbox Availability Discontinuing Money Orders
Sending Mail Receiving Mail Forwarding Student Mail Payments Accepted
Box Rental Package Tracking Newsletters Contact Us

Providing services to the University of Rochester community; students, staff and faculty, the Campus Mail Center serves as an on-campus location for your mailing needs.

The Campus Mail Center sells postage, including rolls/books of stamps, flat rate shipping boxes, as well as, common postal services such as Certified, Priority, return receipt, insured, and postal overnight.

The Campus Mail Center also provides full domestic and international mail service thru USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors may send outbound mail and packages by visiting one of our customer service windows. We carry many different size boxes and envelopes to handle most of your shipping needs. Our professionally trained staff will guide you in finding the best rate and delivery times available using our automated comparison software.

A Mail Collection Box for outgoing mail is located across from the Service Window; mail leaves campus to the US Post Office at 5:00 pm promptly Monday through Friday.

The Package store, also located in the Todd Union Building, is where current Campus Mail Center Box holders pick up their packages.

Latest News!

Holiday Stamps

Holiday stamps are now available at the Campus Mail Center. Current inventory includes: Gingerbread Houses, Kwanzaa, Poinsettia, Eid, Santa and Sleigh, Hanukkah, Madonna of the Candelabra by Raphael, and the international Global Holiday Evergreen Wreath. Holiday stamps are forever stamps and can be used anytime in the future regardless of price change.

holiday stamps

Postage Rate Increases

Stock Up on Forever Stamps before the Stamp Rate Increase in January 2014. Forever stamps are good for mailing a First Class (1 oz.) letter and can be used at any time regardless of any future postage increases. The Postal Service has filed for a rate increase for early next year, raising forever stamps to 49 cents. Purchase all your forever stamp needs now before the rate increase. Currently, booklets of 20 can be purchased for $9.20. Larger quantities may be ordered by contacting or calling 275-3991.

For more information on the postage rate increase: Proposed USPS Postage Rates, Jan. 2014

Campus Mailbox Availability

For University Faculty and Staff: Campus Mailbox Availability

With the height of online-shopping season upon us, please remember that personal packages/purchase shipments should not be addressed for delivery to your department.

Office mail delivery is for University-related business only. However, if you would like the convenience of a campus address for personal mail and packages, consider renting a campus mailbox. A personal on-campus delivery address is only $25 for six-months or $50 for a year-long rental. Mailboxes are located in the Todd Union Building. Stop by the Campus Mail Center for more information or contact 275-3991.

Money Orders no longer available January 15, 2014

Due to contractual changes with the Postal Service, The Campus Mail Center will no longer be selling money orders beginning on January 15, 2014.

Sending Mail

For postage sales the Campus Mail Center window is open Monday -Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm (academic year only.) The mail drop is located next to the front window. Mail is picked up from the USPS at 5pm each day. All outgoing mail must be received at the Campus Mail Center no later than 5:00pm to ensure same-day delivery to the United States Post Office.

Receiving Mail

Incoming student mail is sorted based on the students box number and is available to be picked up after 10:30am. All mail and packages addressed to students on campus should follow this format:
     Student Name
     500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
     CPU Box #27XXXX    <-- where XXXX is last four numbers of your mailbox
     Rochester, New York 14627

Forwarding Student Mail

To set up mail forwarding you first need to know about what type of things that we can forward to you.

First: Only first class mail and packages can be forwarded.

Second: All other mail is either returned to sender or recycled. This includes magazine subscriptions!

Third: All non-USPS packages such as from FedEx, UPS, and DHL cannot not be forwarded and will be returned to sender.

To set up your mail forwarding please go to the following link:

Once there you will be asked for your student ID number NOT your NetID. Everyone was emailed their own password, however if you have forgotten yours there is a “Forgot Password: link to recover it. Click that button, enter your Student ID number and a new password will be emailed to you.

Payments Accepted

New!! The Campus Mail Center now accepts departmental blue requisitions for all services (except US Postal Money Orders) in addition to cash, check and Student Flex cards.

Box Rental

Each student is provided with a Campus Mail Center box (which remains the same for four years) to receive both U.S. and campus mail. Who Can Have One: All full-time faculty members, administrative department, full time students. How to get one: Come to the front window at the Campus Mail Center. Package slips: For articles of mail too large to fit into your box you will receive a package slip notifying you where the package can be picked up. A yellow slip can be taken to the front window. A blue slip can be taken to the package store.

Tracking a Package and Pick-up Availability

The Campus Mail Center receives packages from all of the major carriers throughout the day.

Students receiving packages are notified via email from the Campus Mail Center (CMC) when the package is ready for pickup. Each email represents one package. You will need a photo ID, preferably your UR ID card, to pick up your package.

Packages can be picked up at the package store window during open hours. Please wait until you receive an email from the CMC to pick up your package; notifications directly from carriers and/or companies such as Amazon only indicates that the package has been delivered to the University and does not signify that the package has been processed through the CMC. Our staff is working diligently to make sure your package is processed quickly.

To track a package you need the tracking number and the service through which it was sent. Click on the service provider to reach their tracking page.

Contact Us

Campus Mail Center Supervisor:

Amy Mirabella, 585.273.5015,

Campus Mail Center Working Leader:

Pete Lootens, 585.275.3991,

Last modified: September 08 2014 12:18:39 pm