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Residents of the Undergraduate Houses, Harvard Yard Mail Center, GSAS Residence Halls, Vanderbilt Hall, and the Cronkhite Graduate Center should update their forwarding orders if they are moving out or leaving for the summer. Click the link above to access the online mail forwarding request form.

Summer School Move In 2018

HUMS will begin accepting packages for Summer School students with a Harvard Yard Mail Center address on June 11, 2018. Please do not send packages before this date. You will receive an email notification when your packages are received and ready for pickup.

Package pick-up hours in the Science Center during the summer are:

  • Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Saturday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Saturday of Opening Weekend, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Sunday of Opening Weekend, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Please email hums@harvard.edu with any questions.

HUMS Winter Recess Hours

HUMS will close all operations starting at noon on Friday, 12/22/17, along with the rest of the university, and will be returning on Tuesday, 12/26/17.
HUMS will not be making deliveries on the afternoon of Friday, 12/22/17. This includes the House system, the Harvard Yard Mail Center, and the GSAS Mail Center.
Deliveries to the Houses, HYMC, GSAS Mail Center, and departments that have opted for Winter Recess delivery will resume on Tuesday, 12/26/17.
HUMS-operated mail centers will have the following Winter Recess hours:
-HYMC: 12/26-12/30/17, 10AM-2PM
-GSAS Mail Center: 12/26-12/30/17, 10AM-2PM
-Mail will be sorted at all 12 House Mail Centers 12/26-12/30/17. Parcel distribution at the Houses will be handle by the Building Manger's office.

Contact HUMS@harvard.edu with any questions.

Information for the Class of 2021

Incoming students in the Class of 2021 should ship belongings and online purchases to arrive no earlier than Monday, August 7, 2017. Parcels received by August 21st will be available for pickup from 5-9PM on the evening of Monday, August 21st and from 8AM-5PM on Tuesday, August 22nd. You will receive and email when you receive a package that will include where on the first floor of the Science Center to pick up your parcels as well as business hours for the week of move in. 

Information For Returning Students

Parcels for returning House residents will be received by the HUMS Package Depots beginning on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. House residents should not ship their belongings or ship online orders to arrive before that date. You will receive an email when a package is received for you that will include pickup locations and business hours. The dates and hours for the HUMS Package Depots are below. 

8/16-8/19/17 10AM-2PM
8/20/17 Closed
8/21-9/2/17 8AM-4PM
9/3-9/4/17 Closed
9/5-9/9/17 8AM-4PM
9/10/17 Closed
9/11-9/13/17 8AM-4PM