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Messenger Services

Messenger Services supports faculty and staff by providing on-demand courier services.

Requesting Messenger Service

To initiate this service, visit the Logistics Portal (VPN required) and fill out a Messenger Delivery form. 

Note: Requests can be made up to a week in advance.

Preparing Your Items For Pickup

  • Please ensure your items are packaged, sealed and ready to go when requesting services. Due to variation with messenger requests, it’s possible that the messenger could arrive shortly after the request is submitted.

Pickup and delivery hours

  • On-campus pickups and deliveries are made weekdays throughout the day up until 3:30 p.m. Requests made after 2:00 p.m. may not be completed until the following business day
  • Off-campus pickups and deliveries are made once every weekday and must be scheduled by 10 a.m. for same-day delivery. Requests received after 10 a.m. will be scheduled for the following workday
  • There is a 70-pound weight limit for a single item
  • Messenger service does not transport cash

Messenger Service Rates

Messenger service costs vary depending on the delivery or pickup location and are recharged to your department's POETAF:

Location Service area Rates
Campus Includes UCSD campus, Torrey Pines Center North and South, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Veterans' (VA) Hospital and La Jolla Professional Center  $16.00
Off-Campus: 1-10 Miles Includes Governor Park Offices $27.00
Off-Campus: 11-20 Miles Includes Hillcrest Medical Center, Rady Children's Hospital, and Mission Valley Offices $35.00
Off-Campus: 20+ Miles Includes all other locations $60.00

There is an additional charge if:

  • The messenger is delayed at the pickup or delivery location.
    • For example the items are not ready for messenger to pickup at the requested pickup time would cause the messenger to be delayed.
  • The pickup and delivery consists of 4 or more boxes


Find answers, request services, or get help from our team at the UC San Diego Services & Support portal.