Shipping Instructions

Sending Goods to Campus

All purchase orders provide delivery instructions to the supplier. The university’s standard shipping instructions require the supplier to ship items to the Central Receiving area where items are received, consolidated, tracked, and re-delivered to units. Exceptions to receipt by Central Receiving include deliveries to off-site locations, first or second day air shipments, and expedited deliveries.
Purchasing and Logistics have negotiated a campus wide transportation contract allowing the university to control and lower the total freight costs. The contract includes benefits such as
  • Reduced shipping rates
  • Reduced hazardous materials fees
  • Waiver of destination notification charges
  • Waiver of single shipment charges
When Purchasing creates a purchase order that requires inbound shipping, the Con-way Freight contract is used for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping.