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Postal Services for Resident Students

Mailboxes are provided for students living on campus.

Postal girl with box
Packages to and from home are part of the student experience at UWF.

We are your neighborhood U.S. Post Office


UWF resident student mail

Mailboxes are available to current resident students after signing up for campus housing. Students’ mail is placed in individually assigned mailboxes located in the Post Office in the Commons.

Larger packages are shelved inside the Post Office and can be picked up at the front counter. Notices for package pickup or for mail requiring a signature will be emailed to the student. For security reasons, only the addressee may pick up packages and photo identification, such as your Nautilus Card, will be required.

How to request a student mailbox - Resident students may request a mailbox in person by visiting the UWF Post Office upon arrival on campus. Mailboxes can also be pre-assigned by submitting an email request to or by calling 850.474.2436. Your 9-digit Nautilus Card ID number will be required at the time of mailbox assignment.

UWF mailboxes have combination locks. After a mailbox has been assigned to you, the combination can be found online via MyUWF > search for “Postal Information.”

Addressing mail to resident students - To ensure proper handling of your mail and packages, and to avoid delays, please address mail to students living in UWF resident communities as follows:

  • Student Name
  • University of West Florida
  • 3XXXX* Campus Drive
  • Pensacola, FL 32514

* 3XXXX: Insert the student’s 5-digit mailbox number here.

Moving out for the semester? Remember to complete a Change of Address request form. - If you are moving off campus or leaving for the summer, you must fill out a Change of Address form in person at the Post Office or online via the UWF Change of Address Request Form.

If you are not on the current housing list for a UWF Community or Village East or West and have not left a forwarding address, your mail will be returned to sender. Notify Records and Registration of your address change as well.

Mailbox Security: 

  • To open your mail box, spin left (counter clockwise) all the way around to clear the lock, continue left to your first #, spin to the right to your second #, spin left again to your third #. To open the door, spin a bit more to the left and pull open.
  • MOST IMPORTANT: Spin the dial several times after you close your mailbox door to lock it. This will insure that your combination is not preset. Do not leave your mailbox combination preset for convenience. This will compromise your safety and privacy.
  • Never give your combination to another person. This will compromise your mailbox security.
  • Do not let items accumulate in your box.
  • Always pick up your packages and mail personally.
  • If you see any suspicious activity, report it immediately to a postal employee or the campus police.