Mail & Delivery Services

Mail & Delivery Services


Dear Mail Services Customer:

Since so many University staff are working remotely, and there’s a strong desire to reduce close contact on campus, Harvard University Mail Services (HUMS) is offering the following for our customers:

  • Each department can have departmental mail sent to a single home address of its choosing.
  • This will include USPS Parcels, First Class mail, or mail with endorsements requiring forwarding.
  • This will NOT include standard/marketing mail, periodicals, or non-profit pieces.

Mail will be bundled and shipped USPS First Class/Priority mail unless otherwise requested.  We can also provide a tracking number so you can monitor the progress of your package.  Again, each department can select ONE off-campus address to have this material sent. 

If you have any questions about what will be forwarded please email

To set this service up, please send an email to with the following information:

  • Department name, and address on campus
  • Individual’s name that mail will be sent to
  • How often mail should be sent?  (we recommend weekly)
  • Billing code (If you are a current HUMS metering customer let us know)

Thank you again for your patience and support,


HUMS provides delivery of interoffice and U.S. Mail to most University addresses in Cambridge and Boston, and will pick up outgoing interoffice and U.S. Mail with postage from any delivery point.

We provide professional services ranging from mail delivery to operating a full mail center. 

The Student Mail Forwarding Center serves anyone who receives U.S. Mail at the Harvard Yard Mail Center, the Undergraduate House Mail Centers, Vanderbilt Hall, Cronkhite and the GSAS residence halls.  We do not offer forwarding service for private carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, and Airborne.

Packages and important documents can be brought quickly by courier from one Harvard office to another, throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses. We offer special courier services on demand including confirmation of delivery.

Mail metering service is provided to any Harvard affiliated department.  HUMS metering service eliminates the need to maintain a mailing system at your department.  This will free your department of the cost of leasing agreements, postage advances, and meter maintenance charges.

Larger quantities of mail can be prepared for mailing through the USPS or interoffice mail delivery.  HUMS will print, collate and mail large orders for any Harvard affiliate.