Central Receiving receives parcels from private couriers (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) and freight shipments and delivers them to addressee locations on main campus and at the Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC), generally within 1-3 business days. Private couriers deliver parcels directly to the Downtown Center (DC) and Health Sciences Complex (HSC). All USPS parcels are handled by Campus Mail Services.
Addressees will receive an email notification when a parcel or shipment has been received at Central Receiving, and again once the parcel has been delivered to the addressee location. Delivery locations vary by building and department. If you would rather pick up your parcel at the Warehouse, please call 7-4004 or email email@example.com to make arrangements. Your BU ID will be required to pick up your parcel. If you would like a representative to pick up your parcel for you, they will need a copy of your email notification and their BU ID.
Materials Requiring Special Handling
Some shipments may require special handling, including:
- Fragile items
- High-value items
- Overweight/oversize items
- Items requiring temperature control
- Hazardous materials
- Time-sensitive deliveries
Please work with the vendor from whom you are purchasing and contact Central Receiving in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure safe delivery and handling of items.