Shipping & Delivery

All freight delivery (for Core-Campus only) vehicles 28 feet in length and larger are required to deliver shipments to the Central Distribution Services (CDS) docks located at 167 Physical Plant Building.  Once the shipments are unloaded, Central Distribution Services will deliver the products to their final campus destination.  CORE CAMPUS consists of all buildings located in the following radius, Park Avenue, University Drive, College Avenue and Atherton Street.  All freight deliveries for Non-Core-Campus locations are to be delivered direct to the department/building location by the freight carrier.  Please refer to the CDS website for more information. CDS will be open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Shipment receiving will be coordinated through the CDS dispatch center, which can be reached at 814-865-8620.   

Express shipments (i.e. FedEx, UPS, DHL) are exempt and must be delivered directly to the campus location specified on the purchase order. Shipments are normally received from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. They are not to be left on unattended docks without approval from authorized individuals. Equipment that has been shipped for evaluation by University personnel should not be delivered to the individual department without prior approval of Purchasing Services. The University assumes no responsibility for test or sample equipment unless previously agreed to by Purchasing.

Ward Trucking (800-458-3625 or 814-944-0803) for Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D. C., or West Virginia.   

For all other states, please use Fed Ex Freight (800-463-3339).  If you have any questions concerning shipping , please contact Doug Crawford, CDS, 814-863-1119.