Shipping & Receiving

What time does Shipping and Receiving receive Federal Express packages?

We receive 3 separate Federal Express deliveries. We receive packages from Federal Express Overnight before 10:30 am. We receive Federal Express Ground and Federal Express Home deliveries generally before 12:00 noon. Federal Express Home delivery does not deliver on Mondays.

What happens to my Federal Express Packages when Shipping and Receiving receives them?

Every package is logged in for accountability. Each department package is put on a designated mail run.  Student packages are available immediately after they are logged in.  An e-mail is sent to a student’s university e-mail when the item is ready for pick-up.

Can I send items out using Federal Express through Shipping and Receiving?

Yes, we have Federal Express, overnight and ground shipping available to faculty/and staff and students.

How do I prepare my item for shipping?

Shipping and Receiving has purple UST/Fedex forms available at the customer service counter. This same form is also available on our website. Departments that are shipping will be asked to fill out the form and furnish their university index for billing. Customers shipping personal items may pay cash or personal check. Shipping and Receiving has Federal Express envelopes and three sizes of Federal Express boxes available for free for shipping.  Any other larger sized boxes would be the responsibility of the shipper to acquire.

What happens after I ship my item?

Once we have processed your item for shipping we will e-mail you the tracking number for your convenience.

What time does my item need to be at Shipping and Receiving in order for it go out the same day?

It depends on the Federal Express service that is being used. Ground shipments must be in our office before 3 pm.  Overnight shipments should be in our office before 4:00 pm (these items need to fit into our drop box). Any items too large for the drop box it will require a special pick-up which requires a 2 hour lead time.

How will my department be billed?

Departments will be billed by Accounts Payable at the lower negotiated price established by Purchasing.

Can I give my outbound FedEx shipments to the Courier when they deliver the mail?

Yes, if your package is ready and has the necessary UST/Fedex form attached. 

How can I get supplies?

Shipping and Receiving keeps an ample supply of Federal Express supplies on hand.  You may request them by calling 651-962-6355.

The University of St Thomas has selected Federal Express to be the new exclusive contracted shipping vendor. Federal Express shipping services will include: Ground, Standard Next Day, and Priority Next Day and International Shipping services.

According to the new agreement, effective immediately the university will no longer use any other vendor for outbound shipments, including United Parcel Service, DHL, etc., unless there is a prepaid call tag (A.R.S. or R.S.). Please note that all call tag items MUST be brought to Campus Mail Services or the Minneapolis Service Center for vendor pickup. The new program includes centralized shipping and receiving, computerized billing, chargeback and invoice payment which allows the university to have greater control as well as achieve significant cost savings.

You may bring your items for shipment to Campus Mail Services on the lower level of Murray Herrick Center (for shipments originating in St Paul) or to the Minneapolis Service Center on the lower level of Terrence Murphy Hall (for shipments originating in Minneapolis) between 8:00 am and 3:00 M-F (for FedEx Ground) or 8:00 - 4:00 pm M-F (for all other FedEx services).

As before, all package and mail services are available from the US Postal Service. Simply visit the customer window in Murray Herrick Center (lower level) or in Terrence Murphy Hall LL02.

For additional St Paul Campus shipping information: call 651 962-6355
For Minneapolis Campus shipping information: call 651 962-4041

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