Mail Services

Mail Center

The SSU Mail Center (Phone number - 912-358-3126) is located on the first floor of the King-Frazier Complex, across from the University Bookstore. Stamps can be purchased there, and letters or packages can be mailed. Resident students are each charged a nominal fee for a mail box and must apply for a mailbox at the Mail Center.. The service window is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for University holidays.  The mail center accepts cash, credit/debit cards, and the SSU ID card flex fund.


Policies and Procedures

All resident students can be assigned a mailbox if desired. Please present your Student ID card to the Mail Center for your mailbox assignment. The first two weeks of the semester, mailbox assignments will be made during normal window hours (8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.); after the first two weeks, assignments may be made at limited times that will be posted at the Mail Center.

You will be given your mailbox combination at the time you receive your mailbox assignment and it will be emailed to your SSU email. Please make sure that you memorize, take a picture of it on your phone or write down this number. Duplicate mailbox combination requests may only be given out at limited times that will be posted at the Mail Center. Please note that Mail Center employees are not allowed to retrieve mail out of a mailbox.

Mail should be addressed in this form:

JOHN/JANE DOE
BOX 00000 (not room number)
Savannah State University
3219 College Street
Savannah, Georgia 31404

If you are returning the subsequent semester and are living in a residence hall, you will not be required to clear your box with the SSU Mail Center staff. You will keep the same mailbox, as long as you have applied for housing by July 1. Otherwise, your mailbox may be reassigned to an incoming student.

Due to the shortage of mailboxes, the University is unable at this point to provide students who reside off campus with a mailbox or with package acceptance service.


Mail Services

Through the mailbox service, SSU students may send mail without postage to other SSU resident students, staff, or faculty (name and box number required).

The following mail services are available
Priority Mail Return Receipt
Express Mail Confirmation Mail
Books of Stamps Mail Priority and Express envelopes and boxes
International Mail-Surface and Airmail Federal Express
Registered Mail Stamps
Certified Mail Insured Mail

Incoming Mail

Morning mail is scheduled for delivery in mailboxes by approximately 11:30 AM, depending on the amount of mail received at the University. Afternoon mail is scheduled for delivery in mailboxes by approximately 3:00 PM. Package notifications are sent to you via your Savannah State e-mail account (Tigermail) as soon as the packages are processed in our system. If you have not received an email, the package mmay be in one of our reception areas other than the Mail Center. You must present your ID Card in order to pick up a package.

Outgoing Mail

Mail leaves from the Mail Center at approximately 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may bring outgoing mail to the Mail Center desk or drop a stamped envelope in the outgoing mail box on the side wall in the King-Frazier Mail Center.

Forwarding Your Mail

If you are leaving campus housing, please be sure to notify the SSU Mail Center of your forwarding address; in addition, notify all of your senders of your new address right away.  Do not put in a request with the U.S. Postal Service using your Savannah State address.  Your First Class mail (ONLY) will be forwarded for 30 days.  First Class mail (ONLY) will be returned to the sender if it remains in the Mail Center after thirty days.  Packages will be held for 30 days; after that time, they will be returned to the sender.  Third Class mail (magazines, flyers, bulk mail items, etc.) cannot be forwarded or returned; you will need to contact the sender directly to have your address changed.

 

If you are living on-campus Spring semester, you may keep your same mailbox in the fall, as long as you have been assigned to Housing as of July 1.  Otherwise, your mailbox will be reassigned, and your First Class mail will be returned to the sender.