Student Mail and Shipping

Important Updates

Attention All Yale Students
Yale’s student package receiving centers, located at 250 Church Street and 200 Elm Street will be closed on Wednesday May 25, 2022. Please schedule your deliveries accordingly. All packages received after this date will be returned to sender unless otherwise approved by campus mail management.

Starting Friday, May 13, 2022, All student packages addressed to Silliman College will be available for pickup at 250 Church Street Package Center.

Students residing in Silliman College should address their packages before the closing on May 25, 2022 in the following format:
Student Name
Yale University
Silliman College
250 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06511

New Guidance for Package Labeling

Delivery addresses are also changing. Students should note the following address changes for their package deliveries and include the following information on the label:

  • Your name
  • Yale University
  • The name of the college you reside in
  • Proper listed address below

Updated Campus Address Information

Student residing in the following colleges should now address their packages to 344 Winchester Avenue - TRS – Dock 7/8 (not a package pickup location), New Haven CT 06511-1918:

  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Saybrook

Student residing in the following colleges should now address their packages to 200 Elm Street, New Haven CT 06511 and can pickup their packages at this location.

  • Berkeley
  • Branford
  • Davenport
  • Pierson
  • Old Campus

Student residing in the following colleges should now address their packages to 250 Church Street, Lower Level New Haven CT 06510-1714 and can pickup their packages at this location.

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Ezra Stiles
  • Morse
  • Pauli Murray
  • Silliman College
  • Timothy Dwight
  • Trumbull
  • Grace Hopper
  • Graduate Students living on campus
  • 272 Elm Street, Helen Hadley Hall, Baker Hall, and York Apartments

Package Pickup

To reduce the number of packages arriving on campus, we suggest students consolidate their purchases whenever possible. We strongly encourage students to schedule their shipments accordingly.

You will receive an email when your UPS, DHL, USPS, Fed Ex or Amazon package is scanned at Yale Student Receiving Centers.

Please ship packages 2 days prior to your arrival date. Once packages are recieved, they will be held for 3 days for pickup and will be returned to sender on the 4th day. If your items were already shipped prior to 2 days of your return day and you are unable to collect the items in the 3-day grace period because you have not yet arrived back on campus, the items will be returned to center.

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

Student P.O. boxes at the United States Postal Service at Yale Station and Amazon lockers remain viable options for individuals to receive mail and packages going forward.

Amazon Lockers

Address Locker Name
206 Elm St (New Haven) Qasim
272 Elm St (New Haven) Rally
165 Whitney Ave (New Haven) Moustache
800 West Campus Dr. (Orange) Grade

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 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.