Forwarding and Redirecting Mail

Forwarding and Redirecting Mail

Student mail is forwarded based on the criteria listed below. Undergraduate student mail is automatically forwarded to the “home” or “primary” mailing address on file with the Registrar’s Office. Students who have graduated must register all address changes with the Alumnae Office.

If you need your mail to be forwarded during an academic, medical or some other type of leave, please fill out the temporary mail forwarding form located in the Self Service area on my.mtholyoke.edu. Please use the same form to enter your preferred temporary forwarding address if you need to forward your mail to an alternative address.

Mail is automatically forwarded during the summer break. Mail is not forwarded during other academic breaks. If you are an undergraduate student living on campus during the summer you may request a “hold” be placed on your mail and we will keep it on campus. Students utilizing the “hold” option must pick up their mail weekly at Auxiliary Services. Please use the summer hold section of the mail forwarding form on my.mtholyoke.edu to request this service.

Mail received from the United States Postal Service:

First Class Mail

  • Domestic First-Class Mail is forwarded for a maximum of 90 days unless the student is on approved extended leave from the college and requests an extension
  • First-Class Letter Mail is forwarded to international addresses at the discretion of the U.S. Postal Service and any International Post Offices involved in the delivery process. Mount Holyoke College is not responsible for and can not guarantee delivery of any mail forwarded to an international address. Mount Holyoke College recommends using a domestic forwarding address for all mail.

Periodical Mail

  • Domestic Periodical Mail is forwarded for a maximum of 90 days unless the student is on approved extended leave from the college and requests an extension
  • Periodical Mail can not be forwarded to an international address and will be returned to sender or recycled. Mount Holyoke College recommends using a domestic forwarding address for all mail.

Parcels

  • Domestic Parcels are forwarded for a maximum of 90 days unless the student is on approved extended leave from the college and requests an extension
  • Parcels can not be forwarded to an international address and will be returned to the sender. Mount Holyoke College recommends using a domestic forwarding address for all mail.

Standard / Non-Profit / Marketing Mail

  • Standard / Non-Profit / Marketing Mail can not be forwarded and will be recycled.

Mail Received from Other Carriers

  • Mail and parcels received from carriers other than the U.S. Postal Services (Fedex, UPS, DHL, Amazon, etc.) can not be forwarded and will be returned to the sender.