They do have a hand in managing some packages that go direct to the post office via smart post, but they simply deliver those in bulk to the post office. Private carriers like UPS and FedEx didn’t deliver to PO Boxes. The Street Addressing option enables customers to receive packages and deliveries from private carriers who require a street address for delivery, such as UPS and FedEx. FedEx does not deliver to APO, FPO or PO Box addresses, so any shipments to overseas U.S. military bases or post office boxes must be shipped with our USPS First Class Mail option, which has a weight limit of 13 ounces.
If you require a replacement key for your P.O. box, go directly to the Post Office to request a new key. A replacement fee may be applied. FedEx and UPS will not deliver to a P. Only the United States Postal Service can deliver to Post Office boxes (P.O. Boxes). For U.S. Postal Service mailing purposes only, P.O. Boxes are considered a physical location. Mail and packages sent via private carriers (UPS, FedEx, etc) are delivered directly to the resident’s residence hall room by that company’s delivery person. USPS mail delivery to a UCen PO Box.
Just because you are paying rent on the PO Box does not exempt you from the regulations. UPS & FedEx dump their packages into USPS postal cartage in the city to be delivered by bush plane anyway, they don’t actually deliver out here.