Shipping Services - East Campus
Central Stores can ship your business packages to off-campus sites. We havenegotiated lower shipping rates with FedEx and UPS, which provides a cost savings to the University.
East Campus departments who need to ship a package via FedEx or UPS should take the following steps before turning the package or shipment over to Central Stores and Receiving for processing:
1. Prepare and seal the contents in the appropriate packaging. If an overnight letter or package envelope is needed, it will be provided by the shipping office. If appropriate packaging is not available please call 328-9940 for assistance. Very Important: If the contents of the shipment can be considered "hazardous" please take time to read the Hazardous Material Shipping Guidelines and notify our shipping department at 328-9941. If the shipment is to an international destination, (shipping out of the country) the department is required to notify the Office of Research Compliance at 328-9473 to receive approval for shipping prior to notifying Central Stores. Please notify Central Stores at 328-9941 if your package cannot be shipped via FedEx or UPS such as those shipments that require the use of LTL type shipping due to weight and size, commonly referred to as common carrier.
2. “Ship to” locations are required and should be noted as follows: A “ship to” label is required to be affixed to the package/s or envelope and the “ship to” location is required on the campus requisition. Please note: Carriers will not deliver to post office boxes. Package/s or envelopes must have the recipient’s name, company name, street name or number, building name or number, city, state, country, and correct zip code. Also, it would be helpful to provide the recipient’s telephone number if possible. This information is used to enter the shipping information in a web based application for processing shipments.
3. A campus requisition form is needed for all outbound shipments to include department name, date of shipment, department phone number, a correct departmental charge account number, and the appropriate approval signature. The description and instructions must contain the carrier (i.e. FedEx, UPS) & level of service (i.e. overnight, second day air, ground) you wish to use, the street address of the recipient (carriers will not deliver to post office boxes), a declared value of the contents if you wish to insure the shipment, and who will be paying for the charges (i.e. bill recipient, bill sender). The requisition is also used to process monthly freight bill charges to the departments. Printed campus requisition forms can be obtained from the office supply section of Central Stores if needed.
4. Please call Central Stores and Receiving at 328-9941 when your package is ready for pick up and shipment. Receiving personnel will pick up the package from your campus location. Note: To guarantee shipping on the same day, Central Stores must have the package on site by 3:30pm. This will allow time for processing the shipment and have it ready for pick-up by the shipping company by 4:00 pm. Any packages received after 3:30pm will be shipped the following day unless priority shipping arrangements are made.