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: Logistics 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.
  • Please select the US Postal Service tile if the delivery is to be made to a P.O. box.


Service Request

Complete form for standard parcel pick up.


Locate on-campus packages.

Desktop Shipping

Desktop Shipping
Find information about using UPS and FedEx.


Jan 09 2023

Shipping Alert: UPL Closed for Martin Luther King Day

University Procurement and Logistics will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 16. No incoming shipments or deliveries will be made on this day. Additionally, no hazardous materials shipments will be accepted on Friday, January 13.
Nov 21 2022

UPL to close for winter break

University Procurement and Logistics will be closed in alignment with the university's winter break from December 23, 2022, through January 2, 2023. We will reopen and all services will resume (with potential delays) on Tuesday, January 3.
Nov 17 2022

Thanksgiving closures at UPL

University Procurement and Logistics will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2022, for Thanksgiving break. Due to the extended weekend, Logistics will not accept hazardous materials shipments—including any shipments with dry ice—on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.
Oct 24 2022

Delivery delays October 26-28, 2022

Due to UPL team meetings from October 26-28, 2022, there may be some delay in campus deliveries. Perishable items will be delivered as normal.
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