Central Receiving

All goods shipped to the University are received and processed by Central Receiving, a division of the Purchasing Department. 

A representative of the ordering department must pick up all small items at Central Recieving. All goods must be inspected before being accepted. Large or very heavy items will be delivered by the University janitorial services. The merchandise is inspected for damage before leaving Central Receiving. Any damaged goods should be reported immediately to the janitorial service directly.

Any materials covered by a purchase order being returned to a vendor must be shipped through Central Receiving. This procedure ensures that the University is able to verify shipments to vendors for proper credit or replacement.

Furniture Assembly

When departments order furniture such as desks, file cabinets, credenzas, tables, cabinets, etc. that require assembly, arrangements must be made with the vendor to provide such services. This service is not provided by University personnel.

Please check with the vendor when ordering furniture for any assembly charge which may apply, and include such charges on the requisition.