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 Receiving.  If sending a student worker for pickup, please ensure the student has their student or state ID to present to Central Receiving staff.

All goods received may be inspected for damage and to verify packing slip details before being accepted. Large or very heavy items will be delivered by the University janitorial services upon the ordering department completing a work request.  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.

Outgoing Shipments

Central Receiving has contracted rates with FedEx (for University business purposes) that are up to 70% below retail rates.  This service is provided to all departments on campus and outgoing packages may be brought to Central Receiving for processing.  Please ensure that you bring the department's FRS account number with you when dropping off your package.

See shipping options with FedEx

Download Outgoing Shipment Form


**REMINDER As of 8/1/16, all student workers must provide valid photo ID when picking up packages.  This may be either a Loyola student ID or state ID card.