Student Mail and Shipping

Student Packages Update

  • Attention Benjamin Franklin Students: Going forward, student packages are now available for pickup at 250 Church Street.
  • Students receiving emails for package pickup at Timothy Dwight college from October 18-22, will need to pickup their packages at 250 Church Street.

For more updates about your packages, visit the Student Packages page.

You will receive an email when your UPS, DHL, USPS, Fed Ex or Amazon package is scanned at Yale Student Receiving Center. Due to limited space, please pick up your package(s) within 24 hours after you arrive to campus. Unclaimed packages will be returned to sender.

To track your USPS packages, go to the USPS Tracking page.

Mail Delivery

Post office Boxes (to be used after you arrive to campus)

To receive United States Postal Service (USPS) mail on campus, all students are required to have a U. S. Post Office Box. You can rent your U.S. Post Office Box by going to PO Boxes page on the USPS website. You cannot ship your items to the US post office until you activate your post office box number. Packages mailed to 250 Church Street must have a scannable bar code. All other packages without a scannable bar code, will be returned to sender. Only packages are accepted, no mail or correspondence will be accepted (including magazines, bank statements, cards and letters).

U. S. mail sent to you at Yale without your Post Office Box number or the Yale Station street address will be subject to delay in delivery, and in some cases will be returned to the sender. There is no direct delivery by U. S. mail to Yale buildings, so do not include the street address of your residential college or dormitory on packages sent by U. S. mail. All packages addressed to colleges or dorms, will be sent back to sender.

To ensure that US mail can be addressed and delivered to students living on-campus, Yale’s existing policy requiring students to establish a PO Box and mailing address at Yale Station remains in effect. The temporary practice of Campus Mail delivering student US Mail to each residential college office will be discontinued. Starting October 1, 2019, misaddressed US Mail will be returned to sender. Exceptions will be made for voting ballots, passports, and jury duty notices, which on-campus students without PO Boxes can address to themselves at their residential college office address, for delivery by Campus Mail.

Avoid Lost or Delayed Mail

All letters and packages to your Post Office Box should be addressed according to the following sample:

Your Name
206 Elm Street
P. O. Box Number
New Haven, CT 06520-____ (the last 4 digits of you post office box #)

Students may not address their Priority/Certified mail to 250 Church Street nor their affiliated college. All Priority/Certified mail for students must be addressed to the student’s PO Box number, otherwise it will be returned to sender.

Letters and packages sent by U. S. mail can be picked up at the Yale Station post office, 206 Elm Street, during regular operating hours.

P.O. Boxes and Summer Break

Any student who is going to receive mail or packages while at Yale, must use their U.S. Post Office box. No mail should be addressed to your residential college. Using a Yale Station P.O. Box guarantees that letters and packages, including UPS and FedEx, will get to one location without delay. If you do not have a box, visit Yale Station today and sign up for one. During your time at Yale, you will keep the same box number.

Before summer break, be sure to empty the P.O. Box and submit a Change of Address Card to Yale Station, 206 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06520.

Graduating Seniors Take Note

After Commencement and before you leave for home, please be sure your post office box has been emptied and submit a Change of Address card to Yale Station, 206 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06520.

For more information, email

If you would like to inquire about a package please make sure to include the recipients full name, address the package was shipped to and the tracking number.