If you were to order a guitar from guitar center, would they set up the guitar free of charge?
There would be strings on it, but they'd be cheap stock strings.

If you're ordering it online, it'll come directly from the company.

If you buy it in person, chances are 500 kids already played it.

They don't set the intonation or tune it, if that's what you mean.
I meant if I were to have them order a guitar for me.

Would they adjust the intonation, truss rod, action, etc. to my liking free of charge?
Yeah they should. My friend bought one from them and they set it up for him free of charge.