First-year students may receive mail and packages at the Harvard Yard Mail Center (HYMC), located in the basement of the Science Center. Mail may not be sent to the dorms; therefore, dorm name and suite numbers do not constitute a mailing address.
Because the Harvard Summer School uses the HYMC between June and early August, incoming first-year students may send packages to arrive August 12 or later. Packages sent prior to this date will not be accepted by the HYMC.
Mail under 13.0 ounces that has postage appended can be sent through the HYMC. Mail – whether domestic, international, or military APO/FPO – that exceeds this weight must be shipped through the local US Post Office. Students may also weigh outgoing parcels in the HYMC.
Packages that require signatures are signed for by a clerk as they enter the Harvard Mail Network, but there may be a lag before the parcel reaches the HYMC. If your package is missing, please call and have on hand the tracking number and the name of the Harvard clerk who signed.