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Lost and Found



  • We encourage individuals to check in with us either in person or via email ( Some items may take a several days to be turned in.
  • We will check our inventory to see if we can locate an individual’s items, but without an accurate description of the item we cannot release it to the individual.
  • Non-valuable items turned in to the HS Building Management Lost & Found may be held for a minimum of 30 days. Valuable items may be held for a minimum of 60 days unless specified otherwise (as defined below).
  • Unclaimed items are donated to charity

Other lost & found locations:

Valuable items:

  • Valuable items include: phones, tablets, storage devices (including thumb drives), etc.
  • Debit/credit cards are kept for two business days and then shredded if unclaimed.
  • Husky Cards are kept for two business days before being sent to the Husky Card Account & ID Center if unclaimed.
  • Items containing personal information (SSN, EID/SID, residential addresses) are kept for two business days and destroyed if unclaimed
  • Cash: If unclaimed, will be donated to UW Students First Scholarship Fund

Items not accepted:

  • Underwear, socks, towels, pillows and sheets
  • Toiletries
  • Cosmetics
  • Medications
  • Weapons
  • Bicycles or other wheeled conveyances
  • Food items and anything perishable. This includes containers containing spoiled or suspect food. HS Building Management will not clean containers.