Package Delivery for Students in Isolation

Receiving a package  Sending a package

Can I receive a package in isolation?


During the academic term, yes! Packages can be delivered during business hours Monday through Friday (except University holidays).


Here are a few things to keep in mind: 

  • Avoid large, heavy, or breakable items. You will have to carry your package with you back to your House or dorm when you leave isolation.
  • Avoid any liquids or perishable items. Alcohol is prohibited. 
  • Packages will arrive 24-48 hours after request.

How will it get to me? 

If you (or a family member or friend who isn't on campus) are ordering online:  

  • Have your package sent to your House mailbox / Harvard Yard Mail Center address.
  • Do not have a package sent directly to the Hotel or other isolation location.

If a friend on campus or faculty member wants to give you something: they can address it to you and give it to their Building Manager or Yard Ops.

Address as follows: 

Recipient Name
c/o [Sender’s House or Yard] / [Faculty members write: c/o Yard Ops]

Once your package arrives, email your building manager (House residents) or hums@harvard.edu (Yard residents) to request that the package be delivered to you. 

For each requested package, please provide:

  • Recipient name
  • Isolation location
  • Tracking number (if known)
  • Sender (if known)
  • Size (if known)
  • House/Yard mailing address (e.g., 1234 Lowell Mail Ctr)

Any questions?

  • Reach out to your Building Manager or Yard Ops. 
  • We ask that you only follow up on locating a package if it’s absolutely necessary. Remember: package delivery occurs Monday through Friday, with the exception of University holidays.

I'm interested in sending a package to someone in isolation.

Here are a few things to keep in mind: 

  • Avoid large, heavy, or breakable items. They will have to carry the package with them back to their House or dorm when they leave isolation.
  • Avoid any liquids or perishable items. Alcohol is prohibited. The package may take a day or two to arrive.

If you are on campus:

Packages should be left with YOUR Building Manager (House residents) or Yard Ops (Yard residents or faculty members) for delivery. 

Address as follows: 

Recipient Name
c/o [Sender’s House or Yard] / [Faculty members write: c/o Yard Ops]


If you are not on campus: 

  • Have the package sent to the recipient's House mailbox / Harvard Yard Mail Center address.
  • Do not have a package sent directly to the Hotel.
  • Tell the recipient when the package arrives so they can request it.


Any questions? 

  • Reach out to your Building Manager or Yard Ops
  • We ask that you only follow up on locating a package if it’s absolutely necessary.