Carnegie Mellon University

SMC Mailbox Rentals

  • All Carnegie Mellon University faculty, staff, and students are eligible to rent a mailbox.

  • Mailboxes can be rented on a per semester basis or on an annual basis. The cost is $35 every four months or $60 annually.

  • A Carnegie Mellon University photo ID, a phone number, and an email address are required to rent a mailbox.

  • Only one name per mailbox rental may be used.

  1. Your CMU ID must be presented to a cashier at the front window of Postal Services.

  2. The cashier will ask for the renter’s name, photo id number, phone number, and email address.

  3. Postal Services accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, PlaidCa$h, and Oracle strings as payment.

  4. An email notification will be sent within one business day of payment informing the renter of their mailbox number and their combination.

At the beginning of the last month of the rental period, an email will be sent informing the renter that mailbox rent is due. Please visit Postal Services to renew your mailbox rental or please inform us that you no longer need your mailbox. If payment is not received within seven days after the last day of the month when rent is due, all mail will be returned to sender and the renter will be released from their mailbox. A current CMU ID must be presented at the time of renewal.

When the renter no longer needs their Postal Service mailbox, please inform Postal Services. It is the responsibility of the renter to change their address with friends, family, cell phone companies, credit card companies, banks, and other institutions from which they regularly receive mail.

Please setup a domestic forwarding address with us if you are leaving campus for a few weeks, for the summer, to study abroad, to take a leave of absence, or simply leaving campus for an extended period of time for any reason and plan on returning. We will forward all eligible USPS First-class, Priority, and Priority Express mail, magazines, and packages. In order to begin this service, please complete the SMC Mail Forwarding Form. Forwards for the summer semester end on August 1st. All other forwards are effective until you inform us of your return to campus or you lose your mailbox.