Students looking to receive packages on campus will now find their deliveries in the depths of the Yale Bookstore.
This new receiving center seeks to address frustration that built up around the previous 200 Elm St. location, and is now the only student package receiving center at the University. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the University operated one central package receiving center, located at 250 Church St. During the 2020-21 academic year, residential colleges also opened up their own package receiving centers for the first time to avoid long wait times and crowding at the centralized center.
During the 2021-22 academic year, Hurricane Ida-related flooding damage caused the 250 Church St. package center to close temporarily for repairs at the beginning of the fall semester. This prompted the University to open a temporary receiving center at 200 Elm St., as well as separate receiving centers for nine residential colleges.