Shipping and Receiving Guidelines

All merchandise and equipment ordered by the University are processed through the Distribution Center and delivered to the departments initiating the orders. When the item(s) is/are delivered to the department, department personnel should inspect and verify the items upon arrival.

If the item(s) does not meet specifications, or is received damaged, please notify the Distribution Center immediately at 3-3745. In the event damages are discovered, unpacking should be discontinued and the box/carton and all packing materials and merchandise should be held by the department. The department should prepare a Claim Report and notify the Distribution Center by phone or email to schedule a pick of the returned merchandise.

Shipping Warehouse

If the department receives an item or items that do not belong to them, please call the Distribution Center at 3-3745. Return items are not to be sent through the Campus or U.S. Mail.

Merchandise tied to a purchase order that has been delivered directly to or picked up from the vendor by the department must fill out the Notification of Receipt of Merchandise or Cancellation of Purchase Order form and emailed to the



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AP 705 Shipping Services

AP 706 Receiving Services