Receiving Your Mail

This is a guide for students, faculty, and/or staff receiving mail through Lamar University’s Mail Center. Should you have any questions or concerns which are not covered in this site, contact the Mail Center employees at 880-8485.

Note: Only one person per mail box.  The mailpiece can only obtain the name of the boxholder. If there is any other name on the mailpiece, it will be returned the same day to the sender. There is no general delivery. Mail cannot be received for another person in this designated box.

The University Mail Center is a full service federal postal facility. Federal mail is delivered twice daily (6 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.). University Mail Center is the official drop-off/pick-up point for all federal and express courier mail/parcels. Other independent couriers deliver parcels, next day air, and second day air based on their delivery policies.

The physical address for express couriers (FedEx, UPS) is: 211 Redbird Ln, Beaumont, TX 77710.

Instruct correspondents to use the correct zip code + the last four digits of the assigned box number for mail addressed to you. Experience has shown that most delayed mail results from an incomplete mailing address and/or an incorrect zip code. 


If you suspect missing mail, notify the Director, University Mail Center at (409) 880-8485 and provide pertinent information regarding the specific mail piece. Thief by mail is a federal offense punishable with fines and/or imprisonment. The United States Postal Service may be contacted by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS, (1-800-275-8777) OR on the USPS website. No deliveries of flowers in glass containers will be accepted for departmental pick-up. 

Revised 11/2014

Your Correct Mailing Address

Name: Your Name (Susie Person)
Lamar University
P.O. Box (Use your assigned box number)            P.O. Box (designated box) 10000
Beaumont TX 77710-_________
Last four digits of assigned box number

Hours of Operation

The University Mail Center is open Monday - Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday. Employees observe those holidays specified by the Texas Legislature.

Window sales: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Deadline for money orders: 4 p.m.
Package Pick-up: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Mailboxes are located in the main lobby of the University Mail Center facility which provide privacy for rent at a competitive price of $15 per year in the Wimberly Student Affairs Bldg, Cashier Office. After paying for first time renter or box rental renewal, your receipt must be presented to a window sales clerk to update yearly records or complete documentation to open a box. Mailboxes are accessible Sunday through Saturday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Change of Address

When you move to a location outside the Beaumont, 77710, area you should complete and submit a Change-of-Address request on the USPS website. Follow the directions for Internet processing. Inform correspondents of your change of address to eliminate delay in receipt of your mail. Failure to submit a Change-of-Address order will cause your mail to be returned to the sender.

Do Not Send Cash in Mail

Advise correspondent not to send cash through the mail. When monetary gifts are mailed, do so in the form of a postal money order which may be cashed at the University Mail Center. Items of value, such as airplane tickets, expensive medicines, etc., should be mailed using express couriers, certified, or insured mail.

Cash on Delivery

Cash On Delivery articles are retained by University Mail Center employees who will notify you upon receipt of item(s). You must pay by cash, money order and/or check and the item will be released to your custody.

Accountable Mail

Accountable mail is defined as USPS registered, certified, insured, express, delivery and/or signature confirmation. You will be notified upon receipt of an accountable mail bearing your name and/or box designation. You must come to the University Mail Center Distribution Window to sign for and take possession of the article. Unclaimed articles will be returned to the sender fifteen (15) days after the initial notification of receipt is delivered to the addressee.

Large Packages, Parcels and/or Flats

University box renters will be notified through the Lamar University email for package (s) and accountable mail pick-up. In order to claim package(s) and/or articles bearing your name patrons must present your parcel notification and a pictured identification at the Distribution Window.

Note: Pictured identification required for pick-up of all accountable mail, parcels, and flats for delivery to patrons.

Contact Us

Physical Address
Mail Center
Carl Parker Building, room 109B
Lamar University

Mailing Address
Lamar University Mail Center
P.O. Box 10080
Beaumont, TX 77710-0080

Ph: (409) 880-2232
Ph: (409) 880-8485
Fx: (409) 880-2202

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Office Hours & Location

  • Office Hours
  • The Mail Center (Post Office) is located in the Carl Parker building, Room 109B
    (between the Setzer Student Center and the Mary and John Gray Library).