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Shipping Instructions for UPS

UPS provides Vassar College with a variety of shipping services.
See also, UPS CampusShip for Vassar College

Letters and packages requiring expedited delivery:

Attach the shipping label on the letter or package and put in the UPS bin located in front of the Post Office in Main Building

Packages for regular ground delivery

Attach a shipping label to the package and bring it to General Stores and Central Receiving for UPS pick up from that location.

Each department has already been set up with UPS online accounts and access to them has been provided to department administrative assistants.  If you are interested in setting up your own individual UPS account online please contact Karen Gallagher via email or at ext. 5845 in the Purchasing office.

Delivery Commitment UPS Service
Next Business Day Delivery as early as 8:00 a.m. UPS Next Day Air Early A.M.
Next Business Day Delivery typically by 10:30 a.m. UPS Next Day Air
Next Business Day Delivery typically by 3:00 p.m. UPS Next Day Air Saver
2 Business Days Delivery typically by 10:30 a.m. UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.
2 Business Days Delivery typically by end of day UPS 2nd Day Air
3 Business Days Delivery by end of day UPS 3 Day Select
1-5 Business Days Delivery based on distance
to destination
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UPS Ground

Export and Import

Delivery Commitment UPS Service
1-2 Business Days Delivery typically by 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. UPS Worldwide Express Plus
1-2 Business Days Delivery typically by 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 noon UPS Worldwide Express
2-5 Business Days Delivery by end of day UPS Worldwide Expedited
Day Definite by Date Scheduled Delivery by end of day UPS Standard to and from Canada

UPS offers a system that enables you to create shipping labels on-line from the convenience of your computer. You can access it at https://www.campusship.ups.com/login/vassar-college

Shipping Instructions for DHL

DHL provides domestic and international shipping services with greater number of DHL service locations for international shipping.  See a full listing of DHL services.

Pre-filled DHL waybills are available at the Message Center in Main Building. DHL drop box is located next to the Cashier’s Office in Main Building

Please make sure to write down a corresponding budget number in the “Billing Reference” field when filling out the waybill.

Shipping Instructions for FedEx

FedEx provides domestic and international shipping services:

Domestic shipping

Delivery Commitment FedEx Service
Fastest Delivery time based on flight availability FedEx SameDay®
Overnight Delivery by 8:00 or 8:30 am** FedEx First Overnight®
Delivery by 10:30 am*** FedEx Priority Overnight®
Delivery by 3:00 pm*** FedEx Standard Overnight®
2 Business Days Delivery by 4:30 pm*** FedEx 2Day®
3 Business Days Delivery by 4:30 pm*** FedEx Express Saver®
1–5 Business Days* Delivery day based on distance to destination FedEx Ground®
Delivery day based on distance to destination FedEx Home Delivery®

International shipping

Delivery Commitment FedEx Service
Fastest Delivery time based on flight availability FedEx® International Next Flight
2 Business Days* Delivery by 8:00 or 8:30 am to select European cities FedEx International First®
1–3 Business Days* Delivery time based on country FedEx International Priority®
2–5 Business Days* Delivery time based on country FedEx International Economy®
3–7 Business Days* Delivery to Canada and Puerto Rico FedEx International GroundSM
4–7 Business Days Delivery 4-7 business days to destination country postal administration for international mailings of printed matter and low value dutiables FedEx International MailService Premium®
7–14 Business Days Delivery 7-14 days to destination country postal administration for international mailings of printed matter and low value dutiables FedEx International MailService Standard®

To utilize FedEx services please contact Purchasing office for account number. Blank FedEx US Airbills and dropbox are located in front of the Post Office in Main Building. When shipping via FedEx fill out FedEx US Airbill with corresponding required information.  Please make sure to include a corresponding budget number in “Internal Billing Reference” field when shipping on behalf of Vassar College to assure proper billing.