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Express Package Shipping Services

General Information:

Express package shipping service offers overnight domestic and international services for official business only.

Hours:  Monday through Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location:  153 Spedding Hall

Cutoff times

  • FedEx (hazardous and international shipments) 10:30 a.m. Keep in mind that all International package shipments need prior authorization.

  • UPS (excepted quantity domestic shipments and all other non-hazardous materials) 2:30 p.m.

  • Packages or shipments brought in after cutoff times will be shipped the following business day.

Shipping Orders:

  • Materials and documents to be shipped off-site require a Shipping Order.

  • Orders are numbered at the time of shipment and a copy will be sent to you, the requestor, after tracking numbers are applied.

  • Originals are maintained Accounting, 224 TASF.

  • Shipping Orders MUST include the recipient's telephone number or the parcel will not be shipped.

  • Shipping Orders for international shipments must be approved by Barbara Biederman in 311 TASF.

Deliver to:

  • Bring your material and completed Shipping Order to 153 Spedding Hall.

  • Check with staff to ensure all information is correctly completed.

  • Hazardous material shipments are packaged by a certified HAZMAT employee and require a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or Ames Laboratory Identification Sheet.


  • Fedex liability per shipment is $100.00

  • Shipments needing additional insurance will need to be cleared through the purchasing department prior to shipping.  Call 515-294-6738 for details.

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