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Mail Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?
The mail center is located in the Facilities Management building across from the ODU tennis courts. The street address is 4401 Powhatan Avenue.

Do you sell stamps?
The mail center does not sell stamps.

Where can I buy stamps?
ODU Monarch Market, the ODU Credit Union and the ODU Card Center sell-stamps by the book. The two local 7-Elevens on Hampton Blvd and the 7-Eleven on campus at 4803 Powhatan sell individual stamps and by the book. Gray's Pharmacy at 4712 Hampton Blvd sells individual stamps with a limit of ten.

Can I mail my personal mail through the Mail Center?
The Mail Center accepts only personal letter mail that has stamps and a return address on it.

Does the Mail Center provide any postal services for students?
U. S. Postal Service Flat Rate Priority or Express envelopes and boxes can be purchased for personal use at the University Card Center. If it fits, it ships.

My son/daughter is a student at ODU but they are not getting the mail I send them. Is their mail being held there?
All mail for students is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. We do not pick up or deliver student mail. Problems with student mail can be addressed with Housing at 683-4283.

I am moving to a new office. Who do I notify?
E-mail the Supervisor of the Mail Center at TMiller@odu.edu.

Do you have shipping and mailing supplies?
The Mail Center has all the Priority and Express envelopes and boxes used by the U.S. Postal Service. We also have brown wrapping paper and mailing tape for your use. We do not stock boxes or filling material such as bubble wrap.

Do you have any Inter-Department envelopes?
The mail Center can provide you with Inter-Department envelopes.

Do you do overnight, next day delivery mailing?
The Mail Center utilizes the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail for this purpose. Some rural zip codes may take a little longer so call us with the zip code if you are concerned.

What is the cheapest way to send a box or package?
If merchandise, Parcel Post. If books, Media Mail.

What is the latest time I can bring mail to the Mail Center and have it go out today?

How long does Priority Mail take?
Priority Mail is delivered in 2 – 3 days.

Do I need a customs form for International Mail?
International Mail over 16 ounces requires a customs form. Mail to Puerto Rico and Guam do not need a customs form. They are U.S. territories and their mail is considered domestic mail.