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Frequently Asked Questions about Seahawk Mail

To receive mail/packages to your UNCW campus box, it must be addressed as follows:

Student's Complete Name
601 South College Road
UNCW Station - CB #_ _ _ _ _
Wilmington NC 28407 - _ _ _ _

CB# = Campus Box Number (your mailbox number)

Use the last 4 digits of your campus box number in the UNCW zip code + 4.

* Please note that UNCW has been assigned a unique zip code for incoming student mail. This zip code, 28407, is to be included on all incoming student mail/packages.

All university departments should use the following address format for incoming United States Postal Service mail:

Attn: Faculty/Staff Name
UNCW - Department Name
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-xxxx (department mail code)

Special note for non-USPS shipments:

* Because private carriers such as UPS and FedEx deliver directly to university departments, these shipments must include the department street address, room number and contact name.

Seahawk Mail notifies students by email to come to the mail window in the Fisher University Union to sign for and receive their package(s)/letter(s). Email notifications are generated daily until your package/letter is picked up. If your package is not picked up in a timely manner, the student will be notified by email that the package/letter is overdue for pickup, and will be returned to the sender soon as "unclaimed".

When picking up your package, please present your UNCW One Card for identification to the postal window clerk.

  • You may bring mail and packages to Seahawk Mail, located on the ground floor of the Fisher University Union
  • Various mailing containers are available for purchase. USPS Express Mail and Priority Mail boxes and envelopes are free of charge when using these services.
  • UPS pre-paid drop-off services
  • Fax service

For a more comprehensive look at the services we offer at Seahawk Mail, please reference the Services tab on our website.

The Seahawk Mail center accepts credit/debit ($3.00 minimum purchase), cash, checks with proper ID, or UNCW One Card Seahawk Buck$. There are ATMs near our location if cash is needed.

UNCW departments may use Seahawk Mail for all of their shipping needs. However, departments must provide their fund number for each mail piece. Seahawk Mail delivers and picks up all incoming USPS mail and intra-campus mail to departments daily, dependent on department needs and requirements. Department mailing is for university business only.

Fax number for UNCW Seahawk Mail - 910.962-3693

Please include the student's full name and campus box number on all faxed info.

Cost/Fees for Fax Service

  • Cover sheets: free of charge
  • Local and toll-free numbers: $1.00 per page
  • Long distance numbers: $2.00 for the first page, and $1.00 per page thereafter
  • International numbers: $3.00 for the first page, $1.00 per page thereafter, and a phone charge would apply varying with duration and locations
  • Receiving incoming faxes (a notice is promptly put into the student's campus box): $1.00 per page, no charge for cover sheets

You must come to the Seahawk Mail window or complete the online forwarding form to have your mail forwarded to your new address.

The mail forwarding form must be completed if a student participates in any of the following programs or if these certain situations arise in a semester:

  • Study abroad
  • Exchange program
  • Not enrolled or returning for the semester
  • Withdraw
  • Emergency medical leave
  • Graduating
  • Otherwise residing off campus

Upon return, students need to notify Seahawk Mail and receive a new campus box assignment.

Students who graduate, or who will not return to UNCW, will have personal U.S. Postal Service (USPS) first-class mail forwarded for one year and magazines/newspapers forwarded for 60 days. To avoid the delays in forwarding mail, notify anyone sending mail to your UNCW campus box of your new address.

Seahawk Mail is allowed to forward only U.S. Postal Service (USPS) packages, letters, newspapers and magazines. We are not allowed to forward FedEx or UPS mail or parcels. All FedEx or UPS packages will be returned to the sender.

UNCW campus boxes are mandatory if

  • you reside on campus, or
  • you have a freshman status (whether you live on or off campus) at the university, or
  • you are an international student.

Other students are not required to have a campus box; however, they may rent a campus box if they prefer to receive their mail on campus. (See next question.)

Yes. Commuter students, grad students, students seeking a second degree and faculty/staff are welcome to rent a campus box at Seahawk Mail. Simply come to the Seahawk Mail postal window, and we will assist you in renting a box.

Additional information may be found at:

Customs forms are required to ship any packages overseas in order for the package to clear customs. Contract Postal Units can no longer accept international mail pieces with handwritten custom forms. Customs forms must be prepared and printed online before bringing your mail to Seahawk Mail.

The Seahawk Mail Center is in the Fisher University Union on the first floor.

There are also U.S. postal collection boxes throughout the campus where you can also drop off mail. Postal collection boxes are strictly for letters with stamps affixed and destinations off campus ONLY. Under no circumstances should mail that needs to be metered or intra-campus mail be deposited in the collection boxes.

Departmental intra-campus mail may be deposited in the special mail slot located at Seahawk Mail, next to the ADA window, or left in your departmental mailbox.

No, for the safety of our students, all parcels are delivered to the Seahawk Mail Center, located in the Fisher University Union. Seahawk Mail does not deliver packages to residence halls.

Seahawk Mail notifies the students by email to come to the mail window in the Fisher University Union to sign for and receive their package. Students can also access the Seahawk Mail Package Notification System to view packages that are ready to be picked up.

Special assistance is available on request for those with special needs.

Seahawk Mail recommends that you use checks or money orders rather than cash when sending monetary gifts. Money orders can be bought at Seahawk Mail or any other post office, and this provides a safe way of ensuring that gifts are received.

Contact Us

Retail Services: M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm

Package Pickup: M-F 8:00am-5 pm

Collection Box Pickup: M-F 3:30 pm