Inbound mail is delivered to the Harvard University Mail Center, B12, twice per day at approximately 11:00am and 2:00pm and is distributed to the following locations for pickup.

Teaching Labs: Deliveries will be made to a central location inside each lab.

Faculty & Staff Mail: All mail will be delivered to their administrative suite.

Outgoing university mail is picked up from each department mail center at regular delivery time and can also be dropped off at Mail Center counter in room B12 in the “University Mail” slot.

Outgoing U.S. mail to be metered should be secured together with the appropriate 33-digit billing code and given to Mailroom personnel to be sent out for metering. Harvard Mail Services meters mail in bulk and bills the origin departments directly.

Your receiving address for all shipments is shown here. By including your Lab/Office Name and Room number in your address, delivery personnel will be able to easily determine your location and make expeditious deliveries.

Shipping / Receiving / Loading Dock

All incoming packages to the Science Center are delivered to Science Center/LISE Loading dock Shipping/Receiving personnel for processing and delivery to the designated center drop-off points. Shipping/Receiving operations and deliveries take place between 7:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday. The Science Center/LISE shipping/receiving manager is Alyson Galipeau, and she can be contacted at 496-4489 or via email. Time sensitive and expedited shipments are delivered upon receipt. Science Center occupants are expected to prepare ordinary outgoing UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS packages for shipping, with labels generated via carrier websites. All outgoing packages from the Science Center should be given to Shipping/Receiving personnel or dropped off outside the Loading Dock Manager's office by 4:00pm to ensure same day pickup by carriers.

Activity in the loading dock is coordinated by Alyson Galipeau who can coordinate any special shipping/receiving needs such as palletizing, strapping, etc.

Packages are delivered to the address on the shipping label. Harvard takes no responsibility for deliveries made outside the University purchasing system. Personal orders shipped to your office will be accepted for delivery when they arrive. The package will be scanned twice; once when it is received and scanned again when it is delivered – usually to the mail drop point. If between receipt and the addressee’s office the package becomes ‘lost’, the University is not responsible. For this reason, we discourage personal deliveries, but we do not prohibit them.

Shipping Procedures for the Science Center

Each Lab group must set up and use their own shipping account with their preferred small package delivery carriers. Building occupants should prepare ordinary outgoing UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS packages for shipping and use carrier website-generated labels to ensure proper documentation.

Pre-labeled outbound packages can either be given to Shipping/Receiving personnel on their rounds or brought to the building receiving dock, room 124.20 and left with Shipping/Receiving personnel for pickup by carriers.

Outbound UPS, DHL, and USPS packages are picked up each workday from the building receiving dock (pickup times vary by building – contact your Shipping/Receiving personnel for further information).

For an outgoing FedEx Express shipment, call FedEx and request a pickup at the 11 Oxford Street Loading Dock. If the package is FedEx Ground, no pickup request needs to be made unless there are more than five boxes in the shipment.

For your convenience, building Shipping/Receiving personnel can assist with packaging of outbound shipments, and can help generate the appropriate paperwork with the shipping company you choose. You must provide your carrier account number (or a 33-digit billing code) to bill the cost of the shipment with the Harvard FAS/SEAS Finance Dept.

A completed Request for Shipping Form must accompany any items to be packaged by Shipping/Receiving personnel. You must give final packaging approval using this form before the box is sealed for shipment.

Please be aware that it is IMPORTANT that you declare the appropriate value of the item you are shipping in the insurance section of the shipping paperwork. If you do not declare the actual value of the item, neither building management nor AMB Industries will be responsible for the cost of replacement or the difference between the cost of replacement and the value declared.