Central Stores Business Plan Update Re: COVID-19

Effective: March 24, 2020

Operational hours: Monday to Friday,  7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Services provided:

  • Receiving - all vendors, couriers and inbound mail. For questions email Receiving
  • Shipping - only critical shipments*. For questions email Trevor Beatson
  • Outbound mail - as arranged.  For questions email Rob McMurren
  • Delivery - only critical supplies (primarily health/wellness and materials for active working labs).  For questions email Joel Norris

All other items received will be held at Central Stores and delivered when full operations resume.

*Central Stores Shipping will only pickup "critical" shipments on an email basis.  All shipments must have the Agile Shipping form attached, or otherwise a completed waybill and commercial invoices for outside companies paying for the return shipping.  All dry ice / dangerous good "critical" shipments will still have the regular 11:30 am cut off time.*

                                                                                                                             

Welcome to Central Stores - Material Resources

Central Stores is part of the University of Waterloo - Material Resources group which plans and executes organizational strategies with controlled activities related to the flow of materials either arriving or leaving the university.  Specifically, Central Stores provides a variety of essential, logistical and environmental services to faculty and staff at the University of Waterloo.  A list of many core services can be found on the left hand side of this page.  Please click on the service of interest, to reveal further information and other links. 
Overall Central Stores acts as the main hub for the movement of most goods (with the exception of food products) to, from and within the university community. 

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Central Stores is located in ECH (East Campus Hall)
See University of Waterloo Map.

A list of all University of Waterloo Departments with their corresponding buildings, assigned mail route number, also with delivery times and forecasted move locations, can be  seen in the following University of Waterloo Department & Bldg list (pdf)

Click here for Waterloo-related acronyms

Students and staff can purchase letter mail stamps for mailing within Canada at Central Stores.  Cash and Watcard accepted.

Single stamp 0-30grams = $1.10 + HST = $1.25 each

Off Campus Mail & Courier Service outlets for students  (close to UW):

Westmount Place Pharmacy

Directions from ECH to Westmount Place Pharmacy

Fed-Ex

DHL & Purolator