Southern Utah University Mail Services & Post Office

Announcements Archive

Postal Service Announces New Delivery Schedule - Six days of package delivery, five days of mail delivery begins August 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States Postal Service announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday. (Read more on this schedule change).

New Pricing Effective January 27, 2013

New pricing for First-Class single-piece letters and domestic flat-rate shipping products will go into effect January 27, 2013.

Also beginning early this year, USPS will offer a First-Class Mail Globel Forever Stamp.  The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective January 27, 2013, include:

  • Letters (1oz): 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces: unchanged at 20 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1oz): $1.10
  • Postcards: 1-cent increase to 33 cents

New domestic retail pricing for Priority mail Flat Rate products include:

  • Small box $5.80
  • Medium Box $12.35
  • Large Box $16.85
  • Regular envelope $5.60

Several new shipping services products also will be available in January.  Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including Priority Mail and Parcel Post Mail. 

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will review the prices before they become effective.

PostNet Barcode Loses Automation Discount in January 2013

Starting January 28, 2013, mail using the POSTNET barcode will no longer qualify for automation discounts.

USPS is helping mailers switch to Intelligent Mail services, which will be the only way they can get the automation discount after January 28. Meanwhile, if you have questions you can contact us at 435-586-7998 for questions about the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb).

Below are some key points for customers preparing for the transition.

  • To continue receiving automation discounts after January 28, letter-size and flat-size mail pieces, as well as postcards, the customer must have an IMb.  Permit Reply Mail and Qualified Business Reply Mail also will need an IMb to receive automation pricing.
  • Intelligent mail is the technology platform for the next generation of mailing services, features, and products.  With the IMb, mailers and the Postal Service will have end-to-end visibility in the mailstream.
  • Intelligent Mail gives mailers and USPS more information about the mail--information they can use to make informed marketing, financial and operational decisions.  Intelligent Mail also will give the mailers opportunities to develop new products and services.

For more information contact Trudy at 435-586-7998 at SUU Mail Services and Post Office.

Making sense of the Millennials: by Allan Nahajewski as published in Deliver Magazine December 2011

"Tech-savvy may be their defining trait-- more than 80 percent say they sleep with a cell phone --- but ask one if they like to get mail. You might be surprised by the answer.  According to one study, Millennials say 75 percent of the mail they receive is valuable, and 73 percent of them have used direct mail coupons. 'We tend to move a lot, so we don't get as much mail as older people,' says Matt Crandell, 24, owner-founder of a web design and computer services firm.  'So when we do get mail, it tends to be a bigger deal.'"

New Policy from the USPS Regarding International Mail

Effective May 21, 2012, the Postal Service will not be able to accept outbound international mail pieces bearing handwritten or typewritten customs declarations except at retail service counters at a Post Office. This restriction also applies to mail destined to APO, FPO and DPO locations.  International mail pieces bearing customs declarations that were completed and submitted online (e.g., using Click-N-Ship, Click-N-Ship for Business, Global Shipping Solutions, an authorized PC Postage vendor, or the USPS Web Tools system) may be deposited in a mailbox or collection box, picked up by a carrier, or taken to a Postal Service retail counter, Contract Postal Unit (CPU), Approved Shipper, or any other business that accepts outbound international mail on behalf of the USPS.

Lost & Found Training for SUU Campus Staff/Faculty

Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM in LIB 002-

This will be a class that will focus on Lost & Found.  Specifically we will focus on what to do if you lose or find an item and what happens to the different items once we have them.  There will be a Q & A concerning any of the new USPS rate changes and bulk mailings.  If you have any specific topics you would like covered, e-mail those to

RSVP to Mary Jo Anderson at or 865-8491

Hope to see you there!

Postal Service Adjusts Mailing Services Prices for 2012

It will now cost just a penny more to mail letters to any location in the United States, the first price change for First-Class Mail stamps (Forever stamps) in more than two and a half years.  The new 45-cent price for Forever stamps is among price changes filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective January 22, 2012, include:

  • Letters (1 oz.) - 1-cent increase to 45 cents
  • Letters additional ounces - unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards - 3-cent increase to 32 cents
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.) - 5-cent increase to 85 cents
  • Letters to other international destinations - 7-cent increase to $1.05

Prices also will change for other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services. 

Christmas Sweater Contest

Missing in Action

Every year, the Postal Service spends millions of dollars to replace Mail Transport Equipment (MTE) that leaks out of the Postal Service network. With pallets costing up to $20 each, letter trays up to $2.75 per tray and tubs costing around $4 each, losses add up quickly. Replacing missing equipment cost the Postal Service $50 million last year.  (Read full article)

2011 International and APO/FPO/DPO Christmas Mailing Dates

To ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages by December 25 to APO/FPO/DPO and international addresses, we suggest that mail be entered by the these dates.  Beat the last-minute rush and take your mail to the SUU Post Office. 15 minute parking is available in the parking lot by the SUU library.

Remember, all mail addressed to military and diplomatic post office overseas is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation, and handling.  APO/FPO/DPO addresses generally require Custom forms. Customs form information.

Postmaster General to the mailing industry: "We're here to stay."

Postmaster General, Pat Donahoe issued a letter and video (10/28/2011) to assure mailers that the Postal Service is not going out of business or be privatized. 

January 2008:
SUU Post Office absorbing former Zions Bank space
The recent closing of the Zions Bank ATM in the Sharwan Smith Center has allowed for an expansion of the SUU Post Office.

May 2007:

New Postal Rates:
New rates go into effect May 14, 2007.

Forever Stamp:
Forever Stamp
Available Now at the SUU Post Office

Learn more about these changes.

Lost & Found

Did you know that we also do lost and found for the University?  If you have lost or found items on campus and need to find a home for them, please bring them by our office Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Notary Services Available

We are excited to have Trudy Widup, who has the title of Lead for our office, become eligible to do notary services for our campus. If you need something notarized come visit Trudy..