The University operates a courier service to move official WSU documents and small items between specified WSU localities. Central Receiving coordinates the courier service which includes contracted air travel.
NOTE: Use of the courier service to transport hazardous materials and nonhazardous laboratory samples is prohibited.
The courier service moves materials between the following:
- WSU Pullman,
- WSU Spokane,
- WSU Tri-Cities,
- WSU Vancouver, and
- WSU College of Nursing--Spokane.
Days of Operation
The courier service operates each week Monday through Friday (except holidays) between WSU Pullman and the urban campuses.
Contact Central Receiving in Pullman regarding courier procedures; telephone 509-335-5575.
As a part of general courier delivery, the courier service provides intercampus delivery of Academic Media Services materials. For specific procedures, contact Academic Media Services at each WSU campus.
Individuals may not use any WSU courier services to send personal material.
Personal use of WSU courier services is a violation of WSU policy. See 20.37.
Affix a preprinted color-coded label to each item sent by courier. Obtain the labels from Central Receiving; telephone 509-335-5575.
Labels are color-coded by destination site:
- WSU Pullman (white with green letters);
- WSU Spokane (white with lilac letters);
- WSU Tri-Cities (white with yellow letters highlighted in black);
- WSU Vancouver (white with blue letters), and
- College of Nursing (white with black letters).
To Non-Pullman Locations
Indicate the addressee's name and destination department on the appropriate site label.
To WSU Pullman
Address courier mail to WSU Pullman in either the preferred or alternate format.
NOTE: Courier mail to WSU Pullman which is not addressed as indicated below is subject to return to the originating campus.
Address courier mail to WSU Pullman with the addressee's name, building, and room number.
Courier Services delivers mail addressed in this manner to Pullman employees and departments.
Name and department four-digit mail code (the four-digit "+4" part of the full zip code for the Pullman location).
Courier Services transfers mail addressed in this manner to Mailing Services for delivery to Pullman employees and departments. NOTE: Transfer of materials to Mailing Services causes a 24-hour delivery delay.
Postage or Bar Code Stickers
Do not attach postage or bar code stickers to courier items.
Each tote bag or container transported by the courier service is insured for $100. If additional coverage is required, ship with Federal Express (FedEx) overnight air delivery. See 80.15.
Any envelope, including an interdepartmental mail envelope, is acceptable if the appropriate label is attached and addressed.
Courier materials should fit into an interdepartmental mail envelope. Central Receiving discourages the shipment of boxes by courier mail.
PICKUP AND DELIVERY
Contact Central Receiving for courier pickup by noon; telephone 335-5575.
Deliver courier materials to Mail Services in the South Campus Facility (formerly the F.O. Berg Building) Room 410A by 4:00 p.m.
Deliver courier materials to the Copy and Mail Distribution Center by 3:30 p.m.
Deliver courier materials to the Mailroom by 3:15 p.m.
College of Nursing (Spokane)
Deliver courier materials to the gray tote next to the mailboxes on first floor by 5:00 p.m.
The courier service delivers materials overnight from WSU Pullman to urban campuses and from urban campuses to WSU Pullman.
The courier service delivers materials in two days from one urban campus to another.
Central Receiving delivers incoming materials to addressee departments between noon and 3:45 p.m. on the day of arrival.
Each campus provides on-site distribution of courier materials. For more information contact Central Receiving in Pullman or appropriate staff at the site courier location.
When requested, the courier service units at the urban campuses deliver expedited material by noon on the day of arrival. Arrange expedited delivery through appropriate staff at the site courier location.