Mail Center

The Southern Virginia University Mail Center is located in the Kimball Student Center in the middle of campus. All packages and mail for the university are delivered to this location.

Students living in Residence Halls (Lofts, Robey, Craton, Main Hall, Library Modulars) should visit the Mail Center to register for a mailbox. Students living in town houses, Carriage modulars, or houses should have their mail sent to the local address of their residence.

Students that move and no longer require the use of a mailbox should contact the Mail Center directly to update their address and close their mailbox if they no longer require one.

Mail pieces missing a student mailbox may be delayed or returned to sender. If you need a student’s mailbox number, please contact the Mail Center at, or call 540-261-8485.

Students will be emailed via their Southern Virginia email account when a package arrives for them. All packages can be picked up from the Mail Center during office hours.

The Mail Center is open Monday-Friday. Daily operating hours are posted on the door.

Student mail should be addressed as follows:

Student Name
Box #
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Mail sent to Carriage should be addressed as follows:

300 E. 30th St
Apt #
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Mail sent to Chestnut House should be addressed as follows:

Student Name
2741 Chestnut Avenue
Buena Vista, VA 24416

Mail Carriers

FedEx is used exclusively for all outgoing package services. We still receive mail and packages from all carriers and we will continue to send out letters and flats via the United States Postal Service. However, we will only be using FedEx for parcels and packages. If you bring in a package that already has a shipping label or stamps, it will still be sent out with our outgoing mail.

All FedEx services include guaranteed delivery times and tracking numbers. The following services are available through FedEx:

First Overnight – next business-day by 8 a.m.

Priority Overnight – next business-day by 10:30 a.m.

Standard Overnight – next business-day by 3:00 p.m.

2nd Day a.m. – 2 business days by 10:30 a.m.

2nd Day – 2 business days

Express Saver – 3 business days

Home Delivery – 1-7 days

Ground – 1-7 days

The United States Postal Service (USPS) picks-up and delivers mail Monday-Friday. Mail is then sorted by Southern Virginia staff and delivered to campus mailboxes.

UPS has daily pick-up service, Monday-Friday. Pick-up is generally after 4 p.m.

International letters and packages may be sent from the Mail Center.