CENTRAL AREA RECEIVING
The main responsibility of the Central Receiving Station is to receive any Yale authorized shipment (which we are equipped to handle - see notes below) and to redeliver (or arrange for redelivery by a specialist contractor when needed) those shipments within the Yale community including the "Central", "Science" and "Medical School" areas. Except for the months of August and September, most shipments are scheduled for redelivery the following work day. Many receiving stations at Yale are not equipped to handle larger shipments. When they are mistakenly routed to one of those receiving stations, the shipment must then be rerouted to Central Receiving for processing.
Dave House has been lead person for the Central Receiving Station since 1987 and is available to answer any concerns you may have. He can be reached at 203-436-4596.
HOURS OF OPERATION
We are located at: See Map.
Receiving: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:00 p.m.Monday - Friday
Receiving dock: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Yale University Central Receiving
344 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
We do receive: laboratory specimens, radioactive and perishables/shipments for redelivery that same day. We also store materials and redeliver at a later date. NOTE: We are NOT equipped to retain for storage and later redeliver: Radioactive, chemical, specimen and shipments requiring refrigeration.
Example: To obtain the best price or meet a minimum requirement, your department may want to order 100 cartons of widgets, but you only need (or have space for) 20 of those cartons immediately. You can have the entire shipment of 100 cartons delivered to Central Receiving and then request (by FAXing us a request for services to 203-436-4594) that the remaining 80 cartons be retained in storage and redelivered when you specify. This is a service we provide for many departments on an ongoing basis. There is a charge for this service. See Storage & Warehousing Rates.
We are not equipped to receive: foodstuff, certain hazardous materials, live animals, certain chemicals and gas cylinder shipments.
The University is not responsible for loss or damage to personal packages or mail addressed to any of its employees at a Yale facility. In order to avoid a possible financial loss, it is strongly recommended that such items be mailed or shipped to the employee's home or to a friend or relative. (Personnel Policies and Practices Manual, November 15, 1993, Pg. 60, Section 504.3)