The Bulldog Mail Center, Samford University’s state-of-the-art mail and package center, is now open. The retail service center, operated by Ricoh, is located at the first floor of the University Center, adjacent to the food court. It offers cutting-edge services, expanded hours of operation, and an upgraded retail space, including automated electronic notifications for letters and packages, shipping options using all major carriers, as well as mailing and shipping supplies. Credit cards and Bulldog Bucks are accepted.


Whether you need to send a package or print a picture, the Bulldog Mail Center can help with the following services and printing options.

Mail Services

  • First-class mail
  • Priority mail
  • Campus mail drop-off

Shipping Services

  • USPS
  • FedEx
  • UPS

In addition to our mail and shipping services, customers may purchase envelopes, padded mailers and boxes from The Bulldog Mail Center.


The Bulldog Mail Center offers the following quick print options:

  • Black-and-white copies
  • Color copies
  • Picture printing from the Kodak kiosk

Hours of Operation

The Bulldog Mail Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special arrangements may be made to pick up mail outside of normal operating hours by contacting 205-726-2933.

Mailbox Numbers

All undergraduate students are assigned a campus box number, which serves as their official university mailing address. Box numbers can be found in the Samford Portal under personal information.

Receiving Mail

Samford mail is no longer stored in mailboxes. In order to pick up mail after you have been notified, visit the Bulldog Mail Center, then swipe your Samford ID card at one of the kiosks located at the entrance and your mail will be retrieved for you.

Sending Mail to a Samford University Student

To send mail to an undergraduate student at Samford University, you may use either of the following formats:

Student’s Full Name
800 Lakeshore Drive
Box 29XXXX
Birmingham, AL 35229

Student’s Full Name
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Forwarding Mail

Students who are not enrolled at Samford University during Jan Term or summer terms must leave forwarding addresses in the Bulldog Mail Center prior to departure.