Campus Deliveries

Package Delivery

Central Receiving is open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to receive faculty, staff and departmental deliveries, accommodate large package pick-up and make on-campus deliveries. Walk-ins are accepted, and packages will be transferred while adhering to physical distancing directives.

Faculty and staff may call Central Receiving at 410-704-2478 to check on a package or confirm a package is available for pick up.

The Post Office picks up packages, delivers smaller packages and accepts student mail. Visit the Post Office page for details and FAQs.

The university's peak operating hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the regular semester. During these hours, all service providers making deliveries within the campus's academic core must adhere to the operating standards listed below. The delivery route map (PDF) provides additional information about which campus routes are restricted to deliveries.

Vehicle Access & Restrictions

Except for planned special circumstances approved by Facilities Management, no gas-powered vehicles are to drive on pedestrian walkways during regular semesters between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is no time restriction for electric and utility vehicles. Motoring on sidewalks should, whenever possible, be done only when pedestrian traffic is at a minimum, i.e. during class hours (typically on the hour to ten minutes before the hour). Under no circumstances should any motorized vehicle be driven on the Miracle Mile or any grassy areas.

Projects that require moving and removing large quantities of materials, supplies and equipment should be scheduled for non-peak school periods, i.e. before or after the hours stipulated above, or on weekends, summers, mini-semesters and spring breaks. It is imperative that the planning for such projects consider appropriate scheduling by all involved parties, including customers, project managers, vendors, contractors and movers. Emergency situations are exempt from this scheduling.

Regular daily deliveries to buildings without direct service access, such as Hawkins Hall, Psychology Building, Linthicum Hall and Lecture Hall must be completed by 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday or on weekends. If deliveries must be made during peak weekday hours, the buildings should only be accessed by parking in a designated service parking area and walking to the building.

All other buildings with accessible service areas must be accessed via the buildings’ service areas only—including docks and service entrances—with the exception of emergency situations.

These restrictions must be shared with contractors and vendors prior to scheduling work and deliveries. In addition, appropriate parties (TUPD, Facilities Management Work Control and Parking Services) must be given prior notice when circumstances require motor vehicles on walkways during restricted times.

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