SPO Basics

The Student Post Office or SPO provides a broad range of mail and packaging services to faculty, staff, students and community members. The SPO is located in the basement of the Bishops Common. Below are some important facts about the SPO and sending and receiving mail and packages.

your Address

All mail and packages should be addressed:

The University of the South
BOX ###
735 University Ave. Sewanee, TN 37383

Receiving Packages

When a package is received at the SPO, you will receive an email notification the day it was received or the following morning depending on the time it was received. You will receive a reminder email message about your package should you fail to retrieve it within 3 business days.

Package Pickup

You must present your University ID or another valid picture ID when picking up any package at the SPO. Using your University ID will expedite the pickup process. If you are sick or otherwise unable to retrieve your package on a timely basis, you may have a fellow student pick up your package provided that they present the SPO staff with a printed copy of your package notification email and have valid ID themselves. All package pickups require an electronic keypad signature.

Package Return

Please check your email regularly for package delivery notices and pick up your package as soon as possible. Packages may be returned to sender if not picked up within 5 business days. Your student account will be responsible for any shipping cost associated with returning any package addressed to you. 

Sending Packages

Packages can be sent through the SPO via UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service. The SPO offers stamps for sale and mail and package metering services as well.

The SPO does not provide package wrapping services, but does offer for sale a limited selection of packaging supplies such as packing tape, padded envelopes etc. The SPO staff will not address your package for you, you must clearly provide this information on your package or for your UPS, FedEx or USPS label as applicable.

More about the SPO

Hours of Operation

During the school year, the SPO is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to Noon. The SPO is closed on Sundays. See below for the full SPO schedule.

Track your Package

Use the links below to track your package with the appropriate carrier.