The following is an important message from the UMW Post Office:

Effective April 2018:

The United States Postal Services regulations have recently changed, and UMW Mail Services is no longer able to forward letters or packages.

Be sure to check your mailbox for any letter mail and pick up any packages before leaving campus.

Please be careful when ordering packages once you have left campus to be sure your proper mailing address is used; do not have packages sent to your UMW address as there will be no mechanism to forward such items.

Anything left behind or shipped incorrectly will have to be returned to sender.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Paul at 540-654-1049 or, or  Amme Mahler Snipes at 540-654-2006 or


USPS announces rate increase for January 2018

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First-Class Mail

  • Single piece stamped mail: $0.50
  • Letters metered: $.47
  • Postcards stamps: $0.35
  • International standard size, rectangular envelopes: from $1.15

Priority Mail

Letters, Large Envelopes & Parcels

  • Flat Rate Envelopes (12-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ or smaller): $6.70
  • Legal Flat Rate Envelope: $7.00
  • Padded Flat Rate Envelope: $7.25
  • Small Flat Rate Box: $7.20
  • Medium Flat Rate Box: $13.65
  • Large Flat Rate Box: $18.90
  • APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box: $17.40

*all prices listed will be effective on January 21, 2018.