Priority Shipping

Please contact us at 301.405.5852 for assistance in setting up an account with FedEx and UPS. These accounts are paid via Purchasing Cards, and all university volume discounts will apply. You can complete shipping documents on your computer by logging in with your account number and password. Supplies such as envelopes and boxes can be ordered online through the FedEx and UPS websites.

FedEx and UPS drop boxes are located in various locations around campus and College Park. Use their websites to find the closest drop-off location or schedule a pickup from your location.

FedEx and UPS offer online shipping using your department account, and pickup from your location is free. For shipments other than documents, various other documents in addition to the air waybill may be needed such as commercial invoices, UMD Export Request Form (see link below) and Shipper’s Export Declarations. Contact the Transportation Manager at 301.405.5852 for assistance.

Priority service is generally 2-3 days for delivery of documents; however, international shipments other than documents are subject to the customs laws of the destination country and there may be delays.

  • FedEx and UPS have a 150 pound maximum weight for package freight. After 150 pounds it reverts to their freight level service.
  • LTL carriers have no maximum weight per piece.
  • Different carriers, services and rate structures are available. For assistance or advice contact the Transportation Manager at 301.405.5852.
  • Include the shipper's (your) name, department and phone number on all air waybills. If delivery cannot be made, the carrier will attempt to contact the shipper (you) for instructions.
  • FedEx and UPS shipments are automatically insured for $100. Additional insurance may be added by stating an insured value on the air waybill.
  • Drop boxes (UPS & FedEx) are located at various locations around campus and College Park. Use drop boxes when possible. FedEx and UPS will also pick up priority packages from your location if you have an account.
  • Documents or checks should be placed in a separate addressed envelope and then placed in the UPS or FedEx shipping envelope. This will assure delivery in the event the contents are separated from the shipping envelope.
  • Complete EVERY LABELED BOX on the shipping document.
  • A copy of the shipping document should be given to your department's fiscal manager.