Student Mail and Shipping

UPS, DHL, USPS, Federal Express and Amazon packages can be picked up at:

Yale Student Receiving Center located at 250 Church Street, Lower Level.
  • Hours of operation: 10 a.m to 4 p. m. Monday to Friday. 
  • CLOSED during School Summer Break (DO NOT have packages sent to Student Receiving)
  • ONLY ACCEPTS PACKAGES FROM: UPS, DHL, USPS, FEDEX and AMAZON WITH SCANABLE TRACKING NUMBERS
  • USPS mail (including magazines, bank statements, cards and letters) is NOT accepted at the Student Receiving center and is subject to be returened to sender. 
  • Graduate students living on campus may have thier packages sent to the Student Receiving Center located at 250 Church St. Graduate students living off-campus must have a PO Box in order to receive packages. Packages that arrive addressed to 250 Church St. for graduate students living off-campus will be returned to sender. 

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.

Check your packages on USPS website;  https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action

It is best to send all of your packages at the same time for shipment integrity and efficient delivery.  Do not ship before Friday, August 17.  Address all UPS, DHL, USPS, Fed Ex and Amazon packages following the sample below:

(Your Name) 
Yale University 
250 Church Street, Lower Level
New Haven, CT 06510-1714

If you decide to use a motor freight carrier, you should make your own arrangements with the carrier of your choice.  Please make sure that you discuss the details of storage and the pickup of your belongings with your carrier.

Mail Delivery

Post Office Boxes (to be used after you arrive to campus)
In order to receive United States Postal Service (USPS) mail on campus, all students are required to have a U. S. Post Office Box.  Please click here to reserve your PO Box. 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 scanable bar code, all other  packages without a scanable bar code,  will be returned to sender.  Only packages are accepted, no mail or correspondence (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 deliverd to students living on-campus, Yale’s exisiting 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 #)

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.

When you rent a Yale Station post office box you can receive additional services for free - street addressing, real mail notification services, and signature on file services. Click here to read about the free services for post office box holders.

If you want the free services for your post office box, click here for the form. Print and complete the form and bring it with you to one of the Mobile Units on campus.

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 campus.mail@yale.edu.

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.