Student Mail and Shipping

Student Packages Update

As we approach the new Fall semester school year 2021, here are a few guidelines to follow regarding student packages:

Please do not ship packages before Monday, August 16, 2021.

Please address all UPS, DHL, USPS, Fed Ex, and Amazon packages following the sample below:

Student Name
Yale University
Your Residential College or Old Campus (if residing on Old Campus for the Fall 2021 semester)
250 Church Street, Lower Level
New Haven, CT 06510-1714

The Yale Student Receiving Center located at 250 Church Street will be open daily for package pick up beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. until further notice.

If you have any package inquiries, please contact the YSRC at 203-432-3766.

UPS, DHL, USPS, Federal Express and Amazon packages

  • Yale Student Receiving Center located at 250 Church Street is 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. Perishable, or any food items, are not accepted at the student receiving center.
  • USPS mail (including magazines, bank statements, cards and letters) is NOT accepted at the Student Receiving center and is subject to be returned to sender.
  • Graduate students living on campus may have their packages sent to the Student Receiving Center located at 250 Church St. Graduate students living off-campus must have a PO Box 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.

It is best to send all your packages at the same time for shipment integrity and efficient delivery. Do not ship before Friday, August 14. 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)

To receive United States Postal Service (USPS) mail on campus, all students are required to have a U. S. Post Office 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 scannable bar code, all other packages without a scannable bar code, will be returned to sender. Only packages are accepted, no mail or correspondence (including magazines, bank statements, cards and letters).

A mobile unit at Yale Station for student PO box registration will be available August 17 through September 17 and may extend further accommodating for the 14 day quarantine period due to COVID-19.

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 #)

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.