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  • Central Receiving

    Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (except University holidays)

    Phone:  (410) 651-6659 or (410) 651-6140 • Fax (410) 651-6655

    Manager:  Frederick Wheatley

    Central Receiving handles the shipping, receiving, and distribution of goods to meet the needs of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Our workcenter is staffed by two Storekeepers and one Service Worker with assistance from work study students throughout the year.  Central Receiving is the primary short term storage facility for the campus.


    • Package pickup from Central Receiving for parcels weighing ten pounds or less
    • Distribution of packages shipped to the University that weigh more than 10 pounds; Ground parcels over ten pounds will be delivered normally within 24 hours of receipt.
    • Notification of parcel arrival to the recipient via telephone, mail, or e-mail.
    • Coordination of shipping mode and routing for incoming and outgoing shipments to optimize the cost of transportation
    • Orders and schedules delivery of fuel to the campus (No. 2 Fuel Oil, No. 6 Fuel Oil, Unleaded Gas, Propane)
    • Orders and schedules tank chemical delivery and returns for the campus
    • Freight billing audit for correctness
    • Damage report preparation for claims on deliveries