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Hours of Operation

Window Service: Lobby Service:
Monday – Friday: Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4:30pm 7 am – 9 pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm
5 pm – 9 pm

About the University Post Office

Welcome to the University Post Office information guide. Our purpose is to provide quality and efficient postal services to Nicholls students, faculty and staff.

Nicholls State University’s Post Office is a contract postal unit of the United States Postal Service and is located in the Donald G. Bollinger Student Union. We provide students, faculty and staff with the information needed to process their outgoing mail in the most timely and cost effective service available.

Postal Services available:

  • Stamps
  • Pre-stamped envelopes
  • Certified Mail
  • Express Mail
  • Registered Mail
  • Priority Mail
  • International Mail
  • Insured mail and Packages
  • Delivery and Signature Confirmation
  • Return Receipt
  • Cashing of Postal Money Orders
  • COD’s accepted, but not provided

We do not cash checks, provide money orders, or provide any information on the contents of post office boxes.

The Post Office is closed, with limited lobby access (1:30pm – 4:30pm) on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
  • Easter Break
  • Mardi Gras
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays

Lobby Service:
1:30pm – 4:30pm

(check for posted dates for window availability)

Any changes in the hours of operation will be advertised in the Post Office lobby & website. Notices will be placed around campus or sent through email.

Rental Procedures and Policies

The University Post Office offers rental boxes to students and staff, as well as other clients at these rental rates for one year:

Rental rates for one semester are available upon request.

Students and Staff $35
Retirees/Graduate Students $35
Student Organizations $35
University Campus Departments $45
Agencies/Programs housed on campus $50
Customers not affiliated with Nicholls $50

Students who wish to acquire a post office box need to come to the Post Office and fill out an application for a box and have the fee added to their invoice. The fee will be charged along with your tuition and other fees.

Boxes are either combination or key accessible. If you request a key entry box, a $10 deposit is required. The deposit is to be paid at the Post Office and will be returned to you once the key is returned. There is no deposit for combination boxes, but a $10 fee is required for retrieval of combinations or lost combinations.

Please be reminded that packages will only be released to the person that is listed as the addressee. Packages will not be released otherwise, without permission from the contracted postal supervisor.

Letters and packages received for students with no post office boxes will be held in General Delivery for 15 days, and if unclaimed after this set time, will be returned to sender.

Boxes must be closed or renewed by the deadline advertised. Failure to meet the deadline will result in box closure and forfeiture of the key deposit.

Box renewals or closures must be done in person at the University Post Office. Please remember to fill out a Change of Address form upon closure of your box so that mail may be forwarded to your new address.

For more information, contact:

Linda F. Hymel
Administrative Coordinator 3 for Postal Services
Phone: 985.448.4539
E-mail: linda.hymel@nicholls.edu



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