Mail and Distribution Services offers a variety of postal and printing services to the Harvard Community. We are dedicated to providing excellent service and consultation to support Harvard University's communications throughout its campuses and around the world.


Information for the Class of 2021

Incoming students in the Class of 2021 should ship belongings and online purchases to arrive no earlier than Monday, August 7, 2017. Parcels received by August 21st will be available for pickup from 5-9PM on the evening of Monday, August 21st and from 8AM-5PM on Tuesday, August 22nd. You will receive and email when you receive a package that will include where on the first floor of the Science Center to pick up your parcels as well as business hours for the week of move in. 

Information For Returning Students

Parcels for returning House residents will be received by the HUMS Package Depots beginning on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. House residents should not ship their belongings or ship online orders to arrive before that date. You will receive an email when a package is received for you that will include pickup locations and business hours. The dates and hours for the HUMS Package Depots are below. 

8/16-8/19/17 10AM-2PM
8/20/17 Closed
8/21-9/2/17 8AM-4PM
9/3-9/4/17 Closed
9/5-9/9/17 8AM-4PM
9/10/17 Closed
9/11-9/13/17 8AM-4PM


Summer School Move-In 2017

The Harvard Yard Mail Center will be open for parcel pick up for Harvard Yard residents on 6/17/17 from 10AM-2PM and 6/18/17 from 11AM-3PM. 
The Harvard Yard Mail Center is located on the lower level of the Science Center.
Summer School students who are living in one the undergraduate Houses will pick up their parcels from the building manager's office.

Contact HUMS@harvard.edu with any questions.

HUMS Holiday Hours

Harvard University Mail Services, including the Harvard Yard Mail Center and the GSAS Mail Center, will be closed on Saturday, 12/24/16 and Monday 12/26/16. Contact HUMS@harvard.edu for more details.