Central Receiving

Winter Break

Central Receiving does not operate during the winter break (Dec. 20 – Jan. 2). All incoming packages being shipped by FedEx Air, FedEx Ground, UPS, DHL, Office Depot and freight trucks will not be accepted during this time frame. When the University reopens on Thursday Jan. 3, our department will resume accepting deliveries. Packages shipped via the fore mentioned companies, which arrive in Springfield during this time frame, are held in storage by the shipping company. They will deliver all held packages to the University on Thursday Jan. 3 and/or Friday Jan. 4.


On purchase orders issued by Procurement Services prior to break, include a comment on University closures. Therefore, if a vendor is shipping via freight truck, they are notified of our closure period.


USPS United States Postal Services is managed through Postal Services.


Central Receiving reports to the Property Control Office and is responsible for receiving, storing and delivering University supplies and equipment to University departments.

Receiving procedures

  • When packages are received, it is Receiving’s responsibility to ensure that the shipment has the correct number of packages and that the packages are not damaged. All package tracking numbers are logged into the receiving area and logged out of the area when delivery is made. When packages are delivered to University departments, a signature is required so that the items may be tracked should a discrepancy arise.E-mail Receiving@missouristate.edu to request a pickup.

For packages addressed to a Post Office Box, they must be shipped through Postal Services. They cannot be shipped via FedEx, UPS, or DHL.

  • Incoming hazardous materials packing slips are maintained by Environmental Services. The packing slips are placed in a log so that Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations may be followed.


Central Stores & Maintenance Building
901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: 417-836-5776
Fax: 417-836-7668
Office Email: receiving@missouristate.edu