Central Receiving

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

Central Receiving accepts deliveries from the following companies:

  • FedEx Air
  • FedEx Ground
  • UPS
  • Amazon
  • DHL
  • Office Depot
  • Other freight companies

Central Receiving does not receive United States Postal Services (USPS) Mail. USPS mail is managed through Postal Services.

Central Receiving does not operate on weekends, days identified as Staff Holidays, or when the university is closed. Incoming packages are not received when the university is closed. When the University reopens the first workday following a staff holiday or weekend, the department will resume accepting deliveries. Packages that arrived in Springfield during university closure will be delivered within the first week of staff returning to work.

Receiving and delivery procedures

When packages are received, it is Central Receiving’s responsibility to ensure that the packages are not damaged. All package tracking numbers are logged into the searchable online receiving system. All packages must be signed for upon delivery to the Department.  


Central Receiving can send out packages for UPS, FedEx or DHL if the following conditions are met:

  1. The item is properly packaged and ready to ship. 
  2. There is a valid shipping label on the box.
  3. The package must be less than or equal to 75lbs.

Any packages sent from Central Receiving will go out with the regular delivery drivers.  Anything that is time sensitive should not go through this department.

Missing Packages

In order to check if a package has been received from UPS, FedEx, Amazon, or DHL, Central Receiving must be provided a valid tracking number.

Contact Information

Central Receiving

945 E. Grand St, Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: 417-836-5776 or 417-836-5103

Office Email: receiving@missouristate.edu



Property control and central receiving resources