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Effective November 30th, 2018 the USPS Contract Postal Unit operated by UTHSC will cease operations. This entails the closing of the counter where stamps can be purchased, packages mailed, and money orders are sold. Mail Services will continue to deliver and pickup campus mail for UTHSC offices. Mail Services will also continue to provide centralized metering of outgoing UTHSC departmental mail.

Available Services

Note:  All services provided by the UTHSC Post Office may be purchased only by cash or business check. Personal checks are not accepted.

Mail Services operates United States Postal Service (USPS) Contract Station #21. We are also known as the UTHSC Post Office.

In addition to providing most of the services available at USPS branches, Mail Services provides:

  • Campus mail pickup and delivery services for UTHSC offices located in the vicinity of the Memphis campus
  • Centralized metering of outgoing USPS mail for UTHSC departments
  • Postage sales (stamps, stamped envelopes, stamped post cards)
  • Domestic money orders up to $1,000 (see below)
  • Shipping & receiving of packages (United States Postal Service (USPS) only - see package information below)
  • Registered and Express mail > (8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. only)
  • Priority mail (Priority Mail envelopes & boxes are available)
  • International airmail services
  • Delivery Confirmation, Signature Confirmation, Return Receipt, Certified and Insured mail services
  • Post Office Boxes (contact Mail Services for rates and availability)
  • Change of Address Service

Additional Services

Money Orders

Money Orders must be purchased with cash only and are available only from 8:30 am — 3:45 pm.

  • If the amount is between $0.01 - $500.00, the fee is $1.10
  • If the amount is between $500.01 - $1000.00, the fee is $1.50

Domestic postal money orders may be cashed at the University Post Office, subject to the availability of funds. If sufficient funds are not available, the customer will be referred to the nearest United States Post Office branch.

Campus Address Change

To help ensure that campus mail is delivered to the correct address, please send an email to to notify us of departmental or individual employee relocations on campus. The following information should be included:

  • Department Name
  • Employee Name(s)
  • New Building Name and Room Number
  • Effective Date of Relocation
  • Contact Person (include phone number and email address)

Order Mail Bags

Mail Services provides centralized metering for outgoing USPS mail for UTHSC departments. If your department would like a mail bag please provide the information below to Mail Services and we will gladly meter the mail and bill your department.

Send an email to with the following information:

  • (Department Name) Needs (#) orange mail bag(s) for $5 each.
  • Account ___________ 
  • Cost Center or Account Number:
  • Department Name:
  • Address:
  • Contact Info:
  • Phone:

Unavailable Services

  • International money orders
  • Postal insurance claims
  • Passport Application
  • Bulk Mailing

The UTHSC Post Office currently does not stock items such as manila envelopes, padded envelopes, bubble wrap, etc. These items are available from the University’s office supply contractor or some items may be available from the UTHSC Bookstore.

The UTHSC Post Office does not accept or deliver packages shipped via United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express (FedEx), Airborne Express, or any other private delivery company. We pick up and deliver United States Postal Service (USPS) and inter-campus mail only.

Zip + 4

Departments are sometimes asked to provide the four digit zip code suffix for their zip code (Zip + 4). For departments that use the campus 38163 zip code, the campus building number serves as the four digit zip code suffix. For more information, view a listing of building names and numbers. Departments that use zip codes other than 38163 can find their four digit zip code suffix by visiting the USPS web site and completing a simple zip code lookup search.

Last Published: Aug 9, 2018