Student Mail and Shipping
Shipments before the Beginning of Fall Term
UPS, DHL, and Fed Ex can be picked up at:
- Yale Student Receiving Center located at 135 Prospect Street. Hours of operation: 10 a.m to 4 p. m. Monday to Friday.
You will receive an email when your UPS, DHL, or Fed Ex package is scanned at Yale Student Receiving Center. Due to limited space, please pick up your package(s) within 24 hours after you arrive to campus. Unclaimed packages will be returned to sender.
It is best to send all of your packages at the same time for shipment integrity and eﬃcient delivery. Do not ship before Friday, August 14. Address all UPS, DHL, and Fed Ex packages following the sample below:
(Your Residential College Name)
135 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
If you decide to use a motor freight carrier, you should make your own arrangements with the carrier of your choice. Please make sure that you discuss the details of storage and the pickup of your belongings with your carrier.
Shipments & Mail after Fall Term Begins
Post Oﬃce Boxes (to be used after you arrive to campus)
In order to receive United States Postal Service (USPS) mail on campus, all students are required by U. S. postal regulations to have a U. S. Post Oﬃce Box. You cannot ship your items to the US post oﬃce until you activate your post oﬃce box number. Follow the instructions below to obtain a post oﬃce box number that you can activate after you arrive to campus. Please DO NOT send mail to 135 Prospect Street that is for bar coded packages ONLY.
U. S. mail sent to you at Yale without your Post Oﬃce Box number or the Yale Station street address will be subject to delay in delivery, and in some cases will be returned to the sender. There is no direct delivery by U. S. mail to Yale buildings, so do not include the street address of your residential college or dormitory on packages sent by U. S. mail.
All letters and packages to your Post Oﬃce Box should be addressed according to the following sample:
Post Oﬃce Box Number
New Haven, CT 06520-____ (the last 4 digits of you post oﬃce box #)
Letters and packages sent by U. S. mail can be picked up at the Yale Station post oﬃce, 206 Elm Street, during regular operating hours.
When you rent a Yale Station post oﬃce box you can receive additional services for free - street addressing, real mail notiﬁcation services, and signature on ﬁle services. Click here to read about the free services for post oﬃce box holders.
If you want the free services for your post oﬃce box, click here for the form. Print and complete the form and bring it with you to one of the Mobile Units on campus.
Applying for a Yale Station Post Oﬃce Box
If you are an international student, you must use a United States of America address and use a USA credit card to apply on line for a post oﬃce box. If you do not have a USA credit card, go to one of the mobile units on High Street, between Chapel and Elm Streets, after you arrive to campus, to apply for a post oﬃce box.
You can apply online for a post oﬃce box over the summer but you cannot mail shipments to your post oﬃce box until after you arrive to campus (see below). If you need to ship your items to campus over the summer, use one of the carriers noted above in the section, Shipments Before the Beginning of the Fall Term.
To apply online for a post oﬃce box:
Complete an online application at www. usps.com
- Click on Manage Your Mail
- Click on Reserve or Renew a Post Oﬃce Box
- Click on Get Started
- Under Search by ZIP Code enter 06520 – Click Search, and apply under:
206 Elm Street
New Haven CT 06520
- Select Size #1 and click on either the option payment for 6 months at $33 or 12 Months at $66. – Click Continue
- Under New to USPS.com, click on Sign Up Now to set up your online account.
Enter all requested information, including your e-mail address. A conﬁrmation letter will be sent to you via e-mail. Remember to print out a copy of your completed Form 1 093 application and e-mail conﬁrmation and bring both to the Yale Station Mobile Units along with two forms of identiﬁcation, to activate your post oﬃce box when you arrive in August. In August, Mobile units will be located on High Street, between Chapel and Elm Streets. If your last name begins with A-L go to Mobile Unit 1. If your last name begins with M-Z go to Mobile Unit 2.
If you have questions regarding online applications, use the online chat service, call USPS customer service at 800 275-8 777, or call the U. S. Post Oﬃce at Yale Station at 203 773-3 454.