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.
Due to COVID-19 related capacity limitations, package pick up at the Harvard Yard Mail Center is limited to the following times.
You may pick up your parcel at HYMC according to the following schedule, based on the first letter of your last name:
A-G, 8:15am – 11:30am
H-N, 11:30am – 2:15pm
O-Z, 2:15pm – 4:45pm
Please do not visit the mail center outside of these designated hours, as we will be unable to serve you.
If you have any questions, you can reach Harvard University Mail & Distribution Services at (617) 496-6245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard Mail and Distribution Services’ main administrative offices will be closed, Monday, December 21- Friday, January 1, for the winter recess. During the break we will be operating pre-requested mail and Covid test bin service only. If you have an urgent mail issue please email: HUMS@harvard.edu and someone will respond as soon as possible.
Mail Forwarding is an option available to residents of the Harvard Yard Mail Center, the Upper Class Houses, Cronkhite Hall, the GSAS Mail Centers, and Vanderbilt Hall. When a resident leaves, whether temporarily or permanently, they may submit a forwarding order and their mail will be forwarded to an address of their choosing. Please note that if mail is being forwarded off-campus (which is most common), only First Class U.S. Mail can be forwarded. U.S. Standard Mail, Non-Profit Mail, magazines, and any parcels received through private carriers cannot be forwarded.
It is important that you update your shipping address with Amazon and any other online retailers because many parcels are not forwardable. Parcels that arrive on campus from private carriers such as AMZL, UPS, FedEx, etc. are not forwardable and will be returned to the sender.
Your forwarding information can be updated here:
Please contact us with any questions at HUMS@harvard.edu or 617-496-6245
Ballots and Election mail are not eligible for forwarding service per USPS guidelines. Ballots and Election material that enter HUMS' forwarding process will be returned to the government agency that they were issued by. Government agencies/Election Boards use returned to sender ballots to note address changes.