Shipping & Receiving Instructions


Physical Sciences Division shipping and receiving will be transferred back to the GCIS loading dock effective March 1, 2017. This will permit us to consolidate dock operations and improve efficiency.

Amazon deliveries need to be routed through the GCIS loading using the receiving template indicated on this page.


Items to be shipped can be brought to the GCIS loading dock or room Bike Room off the Hinds dock by 1PM for shipping the same day. All faculty, staff and postdocs will key access to the bike room. All outgoing shipping will go by FedEx. Either prepare a FedEx label or fill out attached form and place it on the package going out. There will be paper copies of the forms in the bike room.


All package sent to you should have the GCIS dock address on them. They should also have your name and room number on them. Here is a template for your address:

            YOUR NAME

            YOUR ROOM NUMBER

            PSD Shipping/Receiving

            5741 S. Drexel Ave

            Chicago, IL 60637


Packages will be received and sorted by 1PM each day and sent out for delivery. They should arrive in your office/lab by 3:30PM on the day they are received. Some shippers make a second delivery in the afternoon. If you are expecting an afternoon delivery, make arrangements to pick up at the GCIS dock before closing or receive it to your office the next day.


Special, large, shipments and deliveries of crates or equipment will be done at the dock in the appropriate building as before. We can use the Accelerator Building, the ERC dock, or the GCIS dock depending on the final destination. Please make prior arrangements for these with Jess Valle for Hinds.