Mail Services

University Mail Services is responsible for distributing intercampus mail and metering outgoing United States Postal Service mail. Incoming U.S. Mail is delivered to each address on campus by the US Postal Service.

ALERT: UPS / CVS SHIPPERS - UPGRADES TO CVS REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ACTIONS

ShipExec has replaced CVS and requires setup. View Detailed Instructions on setup.  ShipExec can now be used for dry ice shipments!  Training materials for using ShipExec are below.

 

OCTOBER 29, 2020 OPERATIONS UPDATE

View COVID-19 Supplies, including return-to-campus kits

Return-to-campus kits Pickup Option

DELIVERY AND PICKUP SERVICES

Central Receiving and Mail Services remain open and continue to provide full service, including expedited deliveries to buildings that are open for receiving and pickup.  If a received delivery contains perishable items, an email will be sent to the contact with instructions for pickup.

CAMPUS MAIL AND UPS DROP BOXES

In addition to providing full service to open buildings, Central Receiving is servicing the following drop boxes:

LocationType of Box
Doan Hall N129AUPS Box
Biomedical Research Tower

OSU Box, UPS Box

McCampbell Hall UPS Box
2050 Kenny RdUPS Box

2650 Kenny Rd
(Central Receiving)

OSU Box, UPS Box
Veterinary Hospital

UPS Box

660 Ackerman Rd

UPS Box (adjusted pick up time to 8:00am instead of 4:30pm)

 

NOTE:

Central Receiving does not deliver United States Postal Service (USPS) parcels and mail.

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Services


UPS Shipping

UPS has migrated their web portal from CVS to ShipExec.  For access to the new system or instruction aids, see below.

SHIPEXEC LOGIN(LINK IS EXTERNAL)

UPS ShipExec Access Instructions

Before gaining access to the ShipExec system you must:

 

Other Resources

 

UPS Contacts

  • General UPS questions/Tracking/Missing Packages/etc: 1-800-142-5211
  • UPS Dry Ice and Hazardous Material Questions: 1-800-554-9964
  • Order UPS Shipping Supplies

​USPS Outgoing Mail 

U.S mail is collected throughout the day by Ohio State delivery drivers in building mail rooms and University Mail Services mail boxes located throughout campus.  University mail boxes are picked up twice daily, 1:30pm and 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. All mail must be in an Ohio State mail box by 4:30 to be sent same day.

  • Meter Mail Request – To send an item through the United States Postal Service, select the report, Meter Mail Request and fill out all appropriate information on the form. Please print and attach the created form to the items you are sending.
  • Mail Reporting Link – Customers can view mail services charges to their specific ORGs.

Service to Residence Halls

University Mail Services does NOT deliver personal shipments or mail to residence halls. These items are delivered directly by the carrier, UPS, Fed Ex, USPS, etc. Please contact University Housing for questions, 614-292-9622 or email housing@osu.edu

Inter-Campus Mail

Columbus campus

Inter-campus mail is collected daily by OSU delivery staff and delivered same or next business day. There are two types of inter-campus mail:

  • Mail addressed to an individual: This mail should be in campus envelopes or folded to business envelope size and marked campus mail. Identify the mail with the individual’s complete campus address: name, department, building and room number.
  • Mass distribution: Official announcements or notices for mail distribution to all departments, faculty, and staff. Mass distributions should be coordinated through OSU Addressing Services at Uniprint.

Regional campuses

All inter-campus mail addressed to regional campuses is held in UMS for pick up by staff from the regional campuses.