Welcome to Logistics

Logistics is responsible for the handling and delivery of inbound and outbound university shipments. We provide expertise on import and export compliance, hazardous materials shipping, and offer an Event Material Management service to transport conference and exhibit items to and from events.

Shipping and Receiving

Outbound Shipments

Logistics provides a central location to ship goods or materials for legitimate university purposes—including the pick up of outbound USPS, UPS, FedEx, palletized freight, and campus mail shipments. 

We do not ship or receive deliveries for student residence rooms, university lodging rooms, or contractor construction sites.

Dry ice shipments must arrive at our dock by noon for same-day shipping.

Inbound Shipments

We also manage the university's inbound shipments. Carriers have been instructed to stop at Central Shipping and Receiving regardless of the shipment's final campus destination. Prior to delivery, freight is inspected, identified, and designated for final delivery.

Shipments received bearing a valid MSU purchase order number, contract order, or credit card order number are processed and distributed the same day or next business day. UPS, FedEx, and perishable shipments are sorted, processed, and distributed to recipients the day of receipt.

Shipments labeled with the recipient and building name will help ensure accurate parcel delivery. 

Note: Central Shipping and Receiving accepts CODs that cover shipping charges only—we do not cover the cost of the product being shipped.

Service Request

To initiate prompt pick-up of an outgoing shipment, submit an online Service Request form, attach a copy of the completed form to the parcel, and place the shipment in the mail room. A Service Request form is not required for campus mail.


Service Request

Complete form for standard parcel pick up.


Locate on-campus packages.

Desktop Shipping

Desktop Shipping
Find information about using UPS and FedEx.


Oct 04 2021

FedEx Peak Surcharge Increase

Due to continued disruptions in the global supply chain, FedEx has announced an increase to the peak surcharge on some FedEx Express international parcel and freight shipments, effective September 13, 2021.
Apr 06 2021

FY21 Year-end June 30

The year-end of fiscal year 2021 is quickly approaching! A complete list of FYE accounting procedures—including Procurement, Capital Asset Management, Accounts Payable, and more—is available on the MSU Office of the Controller website.
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