Mail & Packages

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 freshman dorms; therefore, dorm name and suite numbers do not constitute a mailing address. 


When is the HYMC open for package pick-up?

Mailboxes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The package depot is open six days a week: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Does the HYMC process outgoing mail?

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.