Mail carriers (i.e. Federal Express, UPS, DHL, and other personal
delivery companies) may deliver to students at all times and are
responsible for contacting the student and informing them that a
package is available in the lobby by the mail room. It is
important to give the carrier a local or cell phone number that the
carrier can use to reach the student to inform them their package is in
the lobby. Carriers may NOT go on to the floors where the
students live to make deliveries. The package exchange is
done in the lobby area. Sometimes communication between the
carrier and the student as well as facilitating this exchange can be
very difficult due to individual schedules.
Beginning the Monday before on-campus housing opening day for fall and spring semesters, the reception desks of each
residential area will assist in carrier deliveries and accept delivery
of the packages if the carrier cannot connect with the student to make
the exchange. The reception desk may not have the capacity to accept all
undeliverable packages from non-U.S. Mail carriers, particularly at the
beginning of each semester because of the volume of the packages and
the limited capacity of the mailroom. Students should
strongly encourage carriers to utilize the local/cell phone contact
number to reach them and make the package delivery directly with them.
When a student receives a package that the reception desk accepted delivery on, an email message will be sent to their registered email address with the University. The student will need to print the email message and then proceed to the reception desk to obtain their package.
The University also has an on-campus U.S. Post Office that
provides members of the University community with all postal services.
The Post Office is located on the ground floor of the Whitten
University Center across the lawn from the library and their telephone
number is (305) 284-5255.
The University does not recommend any particular carrier, but past experience indicates that students receive their packages much quicker through U.S. Mail. All U.S. Mail (including USPS packages) are received & signed for directly by the reception desk in each residential area. Inquire with your local carriers to determine whether they deliver to the University of Miami and if their services meet your mailing/shipping needs.
Each resident student is assigned a mailbox in his or her residential college or apartment area. Mail is delivered to student boxes Monday through Saturday. If the mailbox combination or key is lost, the student must take their 'Cane Card to the reception desk for verification in order to receive a replacement key or a copy of the combination.
The proper mailing address for
students living on campus is:
determine the correct street
address, please use the following as a guide: