Building / Street Addresses
Why doesn't the U.S. Postal Service deliver my mail directly to my building?
The U.S. Postal Service views Yale as a business for the purpose of mail sorting. This means that they do not deliver to our buildings individually even though the mail is addressed to street addresses.
What is the best way to receive mail at Yale?
Every department has a unique post office box number and corresponding ZIP Code. The purpose of these box numbers is to speed your mail through both the U.S. Postal Service and Yale mail systems. Your mail is sorted by the U.S. Postal Service directly into your box. Each morning the mail is delivered to Yale Mail Service and put directly on our trucks for delivery that morning to your department.
What if I don't want to use a box number on my mail?
Failure to use your box number will result in your mail being hand sorted (1) by the U.S. Postal Service into large hampers simply marked "Yale" and (2) by Yale Mail Service. This adds several days to the receipt of your mail. If there are several departments in your building, your name will be looked up to determine the correct delivery address.
How do I find my correct box number?
To access a complete listing of all Yale departments and their box numbers, click here. If you still are not certain, call the Campus Mail office at 6-4593 and we will be glad to assist you.