Incoming Parcels

All campus parcels are received in Shipping & Receiving.  They may come from the United States Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, couriers, companies, and common carriers.

Will receive an email notifying them that they have received a package and can come to pick it up in Shipping & Receiving during open hours.  They must show a picture ID and will be asked to sign for the parcel.

Faculty and Staff
Will receive an email notifying them that they have received a parcel and it will be delivered to them the same day, or to a different location if special arrangements have been made.  All parcels must be signed for by you, or someone in your area; they will not be left without a signature.  Call 612-330-1750 or x1750 if you expect a shipment that will require unusual handling.

Outgoing Parcels

Parcels can be shipped via United States Postal Service, FedEx or courier (see below).  If you have a parcel with a prepaid shipping label, you are welcome to drop it off in Shipping & Receiving; this includes United States Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS.

Outgoing parcels must be prepared by the sending department to include wrapping the item sufficiently for shipping and securing a box.  Shipping & Receiving may have extra boxes, cushioning and tape on hand for your use.  Depending on the shipping method, the address label may be system-generated, or you may have to write one.  Bring your parcel to Shipping & Receiving for comparison of shipping methods and costs.  Be prepared with a complete shipping address and cost center number to charge.  Remember, if you have only a PO BOX number for an address, you will need to ship via the United States Postal Service.

In some cases, a courier may be cheaper than shipping depending on location and weight of parcel(s).  Shipping & Receiving can help you select the best shipping method.