Central Receiving

Central Receiving is working to provide the university community with unparalleled delivery services, utilizing our professional delivery team, new business processes and the OSU Shipment Tracking System.  We can provide expedited same-day shipping, standard next-day shipping or specialized scheduled deliveries, as well as pickups for outgoing shipments. 



View COVID-19 Supplies, including return-to-campus kits


Central Receiving and Mail Services remain open and continue to provide full service, including expedited deliveries to buildings that are open for receiving and pickup.  We will hold undelivered packages for delivery after the winter break. If a parcel is received that contains perishable items, an email notification will be sent to the contact with instructions.



  • The new UPS ShipExec system will work during and after the transition to WorkDay.

  • UniPrint has stopped accepting orders for pre-printed envelopes. The last day to use existing pre-printed envelops with chartfied bar codes is December 20, 2020

  • A new Metered Mail Request form using the worktag format will be available and required on December 21, 2020   



In addition to providing full service to open buildings, Central Receiving is servicing the following drop boxes:

LocationType of Box
Doan Hall N129AUPS Box
Biomedical Research Tower

OSU Box, UPS Box

McCampbell Hall UPS Box
2050 Kenny RdUPS Box

2650 Kenny Rd
(Central Receiving)

OSU Box, UPS Box
Veterinary Hospital


660 Ackerman Rd

UPS Box (adjusted pick up time to 8:00am instead of 4:30pm)



Central Receiving does not deliver United States Postal Service (USPS) parcels and mail.


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Notes for pickup requests

  • UPS & Mail pickup requests must be made by 3 pm for same day pickup.
  • Pickups of more than 10 pieces or 100 lbs. may be scheduled as a bulk pickup for the next business day.


Shipment Tracking

Central Receiving now offers a solution to track the status of central campus deliveries for parcels and freight received at 2650 Kenny Road.

Access the OSU Shipment Tracking System

Please have your OSU Purchase Order Number and or UPS or FedEx tracking number ready. 

Pickups and Returns

After submitting returns, please attach the form or the email confirmation to the package and leave the item so it is visible to the driver in the same location that is selected on the returns form. Please communicate to others in your department where the return is located in case you are not present when our driver arrives. 

  • Outgoing UPS,  FedEx and Freight Shipment: Scheduling a Pick-Up by a Mail Services driver is only for items that do not fit in a UPS/OSU drop box. Requests must be made by 3:00pm for same day pick-up. Any pickup larger than 100 lbs. or more than 10 pieces, may be scheduled as a bulk pickup, for the next business day.

              Freight Shipping Form

Incorrect or damaged orders

If you have received an order from a vendor and the order is not correct (the wrong product or incorrect quantity) or damaged, please contact the vendor directly for corrective actions.

UPS Shipping

UPS has migrated their web portal from CVS to ShipExec.  For access to the new system or instruction aids, see below.


UPS ShipExec Access Instructions

Before gaining access to the ShipExec system you must:


Other Resources


UPS Contacts

  • General UPS questions/Tracking/Missing Packages/etc: 1-800-142-5211
  • UPS Dry Ice and Hazardous Material Questions: 1-800-554-9964
  • Order UPS Shipping Supplies

Central Delivery Points

Through collaboration, this project offers a streamlined delivery network that enhances safety, increases delivery capacity and provides dependable, secure service levels.