Evanston Campus Vendor Delivery Instructions
Northwestern Commencement – Delivery Announcement
Northwestern University will host our annual commencement ceremonies for graduating students on our Evanston campus on Friday, June 22. This is a big day on campus with all-day events beginning at 7:00 a.m. As we anticipate a capacity crowd for these events, this means that traffic and parking in Evanston will also be at capacity. Therefore, if you have any deliveries scheduled for Friday, you should discuss with the department and plan alternative arrangements if appropriate to avoid the crowds and congestion. If you have any questions please contact Procurement and Payment Services at 847.491.8120.
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|
Hours of Operation:
Evanston docks are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, closed Saturday and Sunday.
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.
- During construction, any trucks longer than 30 feet will need to contact Shipping and Receiving at 847-467-7473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the appropriate arrangements are in place to receive the 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 email@example.com if you have questions or need assistance. Large freight items include:
- Items longer than a 48 x 40 pallet
- Items that require riggers or movers
- Items that are 2,500 lbs. or greater
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.
- Failure to abide by the above may be grounds for additional penalties or termination of the contract.
- If the contractor delivers to the Chicago campus, as a way to reduce congestion during the peak commuting times, vendors are encouraged to avoid the hours between 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, whenever possible, and limit delivery vehicles to off-peak hours.
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.