Mailing and Shipping Information

Looking to mail or ship items to your student? Find out all you need to know.


Every room and suite in an MIT residence has a separate locked mailbox, which is typically located near the house manager’s office. Mail and packages should be properly addressed in order to reach its recipient:

 
Student Name

Residence Hall name and room number
Residence Hall street address
Cambridge, MA 02139

 

MIT takes reasonable precautions to safeguard over-sized packages delivered to students at their residence halls but shall not accept responsibility for lost, stolen, or misdelivered parcels to the extent permissible by law. Once a student moves from their residence hall, they are required to leave a forwarding address at the residence hall front desk.

IMPORTANT! Please do not send any mail/packages to arrive prior to the student's assigned move-in date and/or check-in to their building. All mail and packages sent prior to a student's arrival date will be returned to sender.

We understand that some students are traveling far and may want to ship their belongings in advance. We regret that on-campus storage space is not available. If you are interested in arranging off-site storage to hold items until move-in, please visit the off-campus vendors page in the Summer Storage tab of this website.