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Central Receiving Building on the Main Campus
200 W. Lake Street
Open Monday through Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

Shipping & Receiving is the main point of entry and departure for parcels and freight at CSU.  We also offer packing services and supplies, and Lab Alcohol sales.

Central Receiving Building



Packages/Freight Coming to CSU

Packages/Freight Leaving CSU

Fax  491-5012
Fax  491-2238


Receiving accepts and distributes all parcels from UPS, FedEx, DHL, and Truck Freight that are shipped to CSU departments.  It is important your package is addressed properly.

All overnight or priority parcels 
(boxes, envelopes, and tubes) are received from the major carriers in the morning and are typically delivered to the departments by noon. 

All other parcels (ground shipments) and freight (excluding large equipment) is usually delivered within 24-48 hours depending on volume.  If you would prefer to pickup the package at our facility, please click the button above to request a hold at least 24 hours prior to the package expected delivery date.


Shipping sends out all UPS, FedEx, DHL, and Truck Freight that is leaving CSU departments.


The deadline for your package to be sent the same day is 3:00pm Monday - Friday

All packages received after 3:00pm may be sent out the next business day. 

Large quantities should be received by noon for same day processing.  Please plan ahead for this!

Receiving Personal Packages at CSU
Shipping Personal Packages from CSU


Following State Law and University guidelines, the University will not deliver personal packages received at Central Receiving.  Packages that are obviously personal purchases will be held at Central Receiving for pickup by recipient.  As University business allows, notification will be attempted to the individual listed on the package label up to three times before the package is returned to sender as undeliverable.  Hold requests may be made via the button above.  The holding of packages is for intermittent packages only, and shall not be relied on as a usual service or benefit provided by Central Receiving.  All packages are held at the discretion of the Shipping & Receiving Manager, and CSU assumes no liability for personal packages received by Central Receiving.



Following State Law and University guidelines, the University is not able to process personal packages for shipment.  If your personal package has a pre-paid shipping label affixed to it, you may drop the package off at the Shipping Desk prior to 3:00pm for pickup by FedEx or UPS.  Personal packages at Central Receiving drop points will not be picked up. The allowance of personal package drop-offs is at the discretion of the Shipping & Receiving Manager and shall not be relied on as a benefit provided by Central Receiving. CSU assumes no liability for personal packages dropped off or picked up by Central Receiving.




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Fort Collins,CO 80523
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