Mail Services

Mail Services supports the mission of the University Center and the University of Montana by providing the UM community with cost-effective, efficient and accurate handling, distribution, and processing of all mail services as it relates to University business and student needs. We constantly seek to provide excellent customer service and to utilize staff and resources with ever-improving proficiency.

Mail Services

Mail Services moves hard copy communication and material for the campus community and their correspondence.


  • Pickup and delivery of campus mail, US Mail, FedEx, and UPS.
  • Processing of outgoing USPS, FedEx, and UPS.
  • Pickup of heavy parcel (70 lbs per item max) and high volume mail.
  • Sealing of envelopes by request.

Request Pick-up Service

To request a pick-up service, call Mail Services at (406) 243-2272 before 2:00PM.


(406) 243-2272


  • Mon - Fri: 8AM - 12PM, 1PM - 3PM
  • Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Contact Mail Services Manager, Michael Weddle, for more information.


The place to go for all your shipping needs! ShipEx is Mail Service's retail location.


  • Retail Products: stamps, greeting cards, and a wide variety of stickers.
  • Packaging: padded envelopes, tape, packing peanuts, tyvek, and an assortment of boxes. Custom packaging available.
  • Private Mailboxes: never have to change your address again! UPS & FedEx packages also accepted.
  • Shipping Options: global shipping, certified mail, overnight, insurance, and signature required.
  • Other: Locker rentals, lost and found, postering, and more!


(406) 243-6304


  • Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
  • Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Contact ShipEx Manager, Jordan Crawford, for more information.


Check out the slideshow of 7 items below:

  • Slide Title: Some of the greeting cards available at ShipEx
  • Slide Title: Image of UM's Main Hall on a greeting card
  • Slide Title: University Center's core values (Learning, Leadership, Diversity, and Fun) as seen on the wall in ShipEx
  • Slide Title: Two ShipEx employees smiling
  • Slide Title: Some of the boxes, envelopes, and other packaging items available at ShipEx
  • Slide Title: Some of the stickers available for purchase at ShipEx
  • Slide Title: Some of the wrapping paper available at ShipEx

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Mail Delivery

Mail Services delivers incoming US Mail and campus mail from departments to identifiable UM addresses. If the address on the outside of a piece of mail is illegible or incomplete, Mail Services opens the item to determine the intended destination. If the destination of the mail is still unknown, it is returned to sender for a better department address.

All deliveries are made to a central location within each building. Carriers are not obligated to take items to specific department offices unless the item(s) require a signature or are too heavy and require the use of a hand truck. Carriers are not to be instructed by department personnel to take mail or parcels to other locations.

Mail Services cannot be used to distribute non-US Mail of promotional materials to University addresses. State agencies are prohibited from providing businesses with mailing lists of employees for the distribution of promotional materials through Mail Services. The only exception is the "Qualified Inter-Unit Benefit Retirement" program approved by the Vice President of Administration and Finance.

Residence Halls

Departments sending mail to students in residence halls may use Mail Services. Residence Hall mail originating from a department on campus is treated as inter-departmental mail and does not require postage. USPS mail received by students is delivered directly by the US Postal Service. Please use the following address format:

Name of Student
Room Number, Residence Hall Name
Missoula, MT 59801

**Students should notify correspondents of their correct address format and Zip Code (59801). Do not use “University of Montana” or “32 Campus Drive”, in any part of the address as it may delay delivery by the Postal Service.

Postal Regulations require mail for off-campus residents, such as the University Villages or Lewis and Clark Villages, to have US postage applied.


Mail Services has negotiated contracts with every major shipping provider that allows us to take advantage of deeply discounted rates.

United States Postal Service logo

United States Postal Service

Daily pickups from ShipEx: 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Daily pickup from Mail Services: 3:00 p.m.

FedEx logo

FedEx Authorized Shipping Center

Daily pickup from ShipEx: 4:00 p.m.
Daily pickup from Mail Services: 2:00 p.m.

UPS logo

UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet

Daily pickup from ShipEx: 4:30 p.m.
Daily pickup from Mail Services: 3:00 p.m.

USPS Resources