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.
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.