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Evanston Campus Vendor Delivery Instructions

Each department generally handles its own receiving. Very few buildings have actual loading docks, and some departments are located in converted houses, so it is important to know the situation at the address to which you are delivering. Many locations require special equipment/trucks depending on the items being delivered. You are urged to contact the person ordering the goods to learn their delivery situation.

Procurement and Payment Services, Logistics manages receiving for:

McCormick School of Engineering at the dock
of the Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road
Hogan/Cook Dock (Chemistry and Life Sciences
also maintains receiving offices at this location)
2220 Campus Drive

The Technological Institute Dock also services:

The Catalysis Center 2137 Tech Drive
Hogan Biological Sciences building 2205 Tech Drive
Pancoe NSUHS Life Sciences Pavilion 2200 Campus Drive
Cook Hall 2220 Campus Drive
The Ford Engineering Design Center 2133 Sheridan Road
Silverman Hall 2170 Campus Drive

Dock Personnel Contact Information:

Dock Manager – Reggie Lee 847-467-7473
Chemistry 847-491-5156
Life Science 847-491-2858

Hours of Operation:
Evanston docks are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, closed Saturday and Sunday.

Mail Services:
Handles receiving duties for most departments at 2020 Ridge Road and at the Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street. Contact Sherry Spencer, Supervisor, at 847-491-3565.

Evanston Truck Size:
Trucks longer than 40 feet will find it difficult to reach any of the docks listed above. If you are delivering to an Evanston address not listed above, it is strongly suggested that you call the person receiving the items to learn about any special requirements. Very few buildings have loading docks, so in many cases, special equipment or truck sizes may be required.

Oversized Freight:
For oversized items and equipment please contact Shipping and Receiving to schedule your delivery a minimum of two days in advance to ensure the appropriate arrangements and accommodations are made to successfully handle your freight delivery. It is likely we will be unable to receive large freight items if they arrive unscheduled. 

Large Freight Items:
Please contact the Shipping and Receiving dock at 847-467-7473 or email reginald.lee@northwestern.edu if you have questions or need assistance. Large freight items include:

Delivery Driver Truck Routes:
Vendors making deliveries on the Evanston campus must utilize approved City of Evanston truck routes. Please refer to the City of Evanston Truck Routes Map.

Anti-Idling Ordinance for Vendor Deliveries in Evanston:
The City of Evanston has a formal anti-idling ordinance to which all vendors should adhere. The ordinance prohibits standing or parked vehicles that are over 8,000 lbs. in gross weight from idling their engines for more than five minutes in any 60-minute period. Vendors making deliveries on campus must abide by this ordinance. For more information on the ordinance, visit the City of Evanston's Anti-Idling Ordinance.

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