Property & Support Services

A department within the University of Rhode Island’s Business Services unit.

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Central Receiving


Central Receiving Loading Dock

Trailers back up to our loading dock and our forklift operators unload and break down shipments into smaller lots so that deliveries in smaller vehicles support the University’s shift to a pedestrian friendly campus. All special events (from a Student Activities event on the quad to Graduation) are supported by Central Receiving with deliveries of tables, chairs, podiums, ferns and flowers to campus and off campus locations daily. University surplus and disposals are processed here, as well as shredding of confidential materials from all campus departments. The Central Receiving warehouse is located at the northwest corner of the University. The Central Receiving staff is responsible for receiving the majority of bulk campus deliveries, breaking down and delivering these goods to the appropriate departments on campus, providing material support for all special events,  and handling a broad range of work orders including shredding of confidential documents and ordering of tables and chairs for special events.

The warehouse also serves as the storage facility for surplus office furniture which is made available to all departments as needed on campus. Equipment disposals are processed through this facility by contacting Central Receiving Supervisor BEFORE any transaction is made. For disposal of Federal items (with a yellow tag accompanying the URI#) visit Property & Inventory for instructions. To dispose of computers, complete a Work Order for Disposals and submit it to The computer will be picked up, brought to Central Receiving, and locked up. The hard drive will be removed, logged in, and secured in a safe. The University’s vendor is contacted and a date is set for the hard drives to be shredded. A Property & Support Services staff member will transport the hard drives to the State’s recycling vendor and observes the shredding of these drives. The vendor has a video camera on during the process. If there are any questions about this process, or the department requires special handling, please contact the Assistant Director of Support Services for further information.

Central Receiving Warehouse
22 Tootell Road, Suite 1
Kingston, RI 02881

Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:00pm

Phone: 401.874.5468
Fax: 401.874.5596

Contact Person
Shelly Miller

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