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Please advise the outside vendor that a straight truck with no larger than a 24-foot box will generally work for delivery to most of our on-campus buildings and facilities.

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Helpful tips for deliveries to Ohio University


Ohio University Moving and Surplus would like to take the opportunity to inform the University community of updated delivery services and guidelines for its campus customers.

Recent procedures have been set in place to achieve the departmental goal of ensuring all campus moves and deliveries are conducted efficiently and to customer expectations.

  1. When placing an order with an outside vendor, to affirm accuracy, please provide to the vendor the following contact information: your name, department name, campus building, room number, and phone number, along with the standard mailing address listing of ‘1 Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979’ as shown below.

    Example:               

    Jane Doe              
    Bobcat Services           
    Baker University Center 18041
    Ohio University
    Athens, OH 45701-2979
    740-593-0463

  2. If the order is being shipped directly to you (or a designated staff member) and you feel assistance will be required in unloading or moving, please schedule ahead of time with Moving and Surplus and include the date and time of delivery to ensure availability of service.

    • Please advise the outside vendor that a straight truck with no larger than a 24-foot box will generally work for delivery to most of our on-campus buildings and facilities.

  3. If your order is shipped to Central Receiving (Central Food Facility), Moving and Surplus will be notified by Central Receiving staff of a delivery for your department. Moving and Surplus will then notify you and collect necessary information to schedule your delivery.

    • Please note that all deliveries made by Moving and Surplus will be charged at an hourly rate of $36.50 per mover (1/2 of minimum charge).

    • Additional fees of $50.00 (per hour) with a 1-hour minimum charge will apply for forklift needs and $36.50 (per mover) if additional movers are needed to efficiently complete your delivery.

    • Please contact Central Receiving at 593-4630 with questions regarding shipments to Central Receiving. Dock hours for Central Receiving are 6:30am-3:00pm Monday to Friday. For deliveries being shipped to Central Receiving please use the mailing address: 120 S. Shafer St., Athens, OH 45701-2979.

As Ohio University Moving and Surplus transitions into its new delivery procedures, we look forward to effectively meeting your campus needs. If questions should arise on delivery coordination, please feel free to contact Moving and Surplus directly at 740-593-0463 or email us at movingandsurplus@ohio.edu.