Reception, Mail & Delivery Services

Reception/Operations Coordination

There will be an Operations Coordinator/Receptionist in the lobby of 3172 Porter Drive who will provide operations coordination services for the SoM at the SoM Technology and Innovation Park at Porter Drive.  Experience at other sites offsite shows us that the gatekeeping and traffic control function that is performed by the lobby receptionist is critical to the smooth functioning of the building.  This position will also provide overlap and break functions for the other SoM buildings atr Porter Drive to ensure full coverage without adding additional staff.   At this point 3160 and 3145 Porter Drive also have building reception functions in the lobby. 

U.S. Mail Services

The U.S.Post Office will deliver U.S. mail to the lobby of 3172 Porter Drive, 3155 and 3165 Porter Drive.  The person fulfilling the reception function for each building will be responsible for distribution of the mail within that building.  Outgoing U.S. Mail may be brought and left in the lobby reception area for pick up by the postal carrier.

Delivery Services

FedEx and UPS will deliver to the lobby of 3172 Porter Drive and to the individual lab or loading dock in 3155 and 3165 Porter Drive.  If you are planning to use FedEx or UPS as an outgoing delivery service, at this time you would need to call their respective office and arrange pick up.  We are negotiating with both carriers to install a box on the TnI Campus, however, there is not yet a confirmed location.    Currently the closest Fed Ex box is at 3100 Hansen (1.6 miles from Porter Drive) and there is also one at 2600 El Camino Real (Stanford Financial Square, 1.9 miles from Porter Drive).  The closest UPS box currently is at 2600 El Camino Real (Stanford Financial Square, 1.9 miles from Porter Drive) and there is also one at 265 Cambridge Ave (2.1 miles from Porter Drive).

Materials Handling

Each building occupied by School of Medicine personnel will be responsible for its own materials distribution.  There is no plan to incorporate a central loading dock within any of the existing buildings.  All of the buildings have some form of a building loading dock.  The Operations Committee for 3172 Porter Drive will have to decide which kinds of items  should be taken to the lobby versus the loading dock. The same will be true for each of the other SoM buildings.