Policy Statement

Buildings and departments are required to hold onto any lost items for at least one week before transferring them to Central Lost and Found.

Central Lost and Found holds items for 30 days. If the item remains unclaimed it becomes OSU property and is sent to OSU Surplus Property. The 30-days does not account for time the item may have spent in any other location.

Items with personal information or valuables are handled by Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police. These include:

  • keys (including those for bike locks, motor vehicles, houses and buildings)
  • money
  • wallets
  • purses
  • bicycles and bike parts
  • cell phones
  • computers
  • flash drives
  • other non-OSU ID cards, i.e. military
  • medications
  • weapons

OSU ID Cards are handled by OSU ID Center.

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