Central Mailing

Post Office FAQs

Can I get stamps at the Post Office in the Student Center?
Yes, you can purchase stamps, money orders, and a number of other services. However, purchasing a money order does require cash.

What is 1st Class Mail and does it have restrictions?
First class mail is used for letters, cards, postal cards, greeting cards, personal notes, bills, checks, and money orders. Below are restrictions on service for 1st class mail and post cards, otherwise it will be mailed at letter rate postage.

What is Package Service?
Package Service includes parcel post, bound printed matter, media mail (formerly special standard mail) and library mail.

How is International Mail handled?
The Post Office will mail letters, packages, and books. There are some restrictions for mailing over sea packages. Air mail takes about 7- 10 days to deliver. 

What is a Certificate of Mailing?
A certificate of mailing provides you (the customer) with a receipt showing evidence of mailing your package only. Students need certificates of mailing for Federal Student Aid Forms. In order to confirm delivery you need signature confirmation.

What is Signature Confirmation?
Signature Conformation provides confirmation of delivery/attempted delivery date upon inquiry, a copy of the recipient's signature can be shipped back to you via fax or mail upon request. This service is only available with Priority Mail or Package Mail.

Where can I get a change of address card?
Change of address cards are available at the window here in the Student Center. This form is designed to forward your mail for six months.

What are Hold Mail Cards?
Hold mail cards are also available at the window in the Student Center, but this form is designed to hold ones mail at the main post office in Muncie. This service is limited to a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 30 days. Pick-up service is not available.

Student Center Post Office
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8428
Fax: 765-285-2704