Oakwood University operates a campus mail facility and NOT a U.S. Post Office. It is designed to serve the needs of the campus and offers limited services. Full postal services are available at the nearest U.S. Post office. (645 WYNN DR NW)
In order to offer the most efficient service, the facility operates under the following guidelines:
Counter Service - The window is open for service from 8a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday- Thursday, and Friday 8a.m. to 12p.m. For accountable mail pick up, check campus security. Office closed during lunch Mon-Thurs: 12pm - 1pm.
Incoming Mail - Mail from the U.S Post Office comes between 8:30- 9:00a.m. and is not ready for pick up before 11:30a.m. daily. Phone inquiries interrupt mail preparation.
Outgoing Mail - Mail leaves O.U. campus at 3:30pm Monday-Thursday and 11:30am on Friday. All outgoing mail must include the name of the person or department that is sending the mail. It must have a completed address of destination, including the proper zip code. The Post Office requires a zip code for each item mailed. The zip code 35896 is exclusively for Oakwood University. Mail should be at the campus facility no later than 3p.m., Monday- Thursday, and 11:15a.m. on Friday to be metered for the days mailing. Please Note: Mail received after 11:25a.m. on Friday will not leave the campus until Monday afternoon. This could cause a five-day delay of delivery of your mail.
International Mail - Spell out the country of destination. Abbreviations are unacceptable by the U.S. Postal regulations. W.I. for the West Indies could be mistaken for Wisconsin, causing a delay in routing the mail. This mail is ½ oz = $1.05
Accountable Mail - (Express, certified, requested, and insured letters and packages) An authorized person from the department must sign in this mail when we deliver. (We deliver to departments). Other persons must show proper identification to sign for mail when they pick it up from the Postal Service Department. All accountable mail left after 12p.m. on Friday is sent to the dorms only if the Deans will accept it. Otherwise, it remains at the postal services over the weekend. Executive officers accountable mail will be delivered.
Dormitory Services - Mail for dorms are sorted by the dormitories address and is placed in containers and delivered to dorms. Undesignated mail is checked for proper location by each dorm roster and the off- campus roster as well. After all efforts fail, mail is returned to sender.
Community Services - Boxes, if available are rented on a yearly basis to students and community members at $40.00 per year.
Complaint Form - these forms are available for your use.