University campus community members can turn in or claim lost items during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
If you have lost any item on Seattle University property you are encouraged to check the area where you believe the item was lost. After checking the area, you are encouraged to check with building administration and/or reception to ascertain if the item is being held at the building's lost and found area.
In the event the lost property cannot be found it is essential that the Online Lost and Found Report Form be completed. Failure to complete this form online may prevent Public Safety from returning property to the owner. If your property is found, Public Safety will notify you by email, provided you have filed a report.
The Department of Public Safety is mandated to hold any and all property received by the department for a minimum of 90 days. With this mandate the Department of Public Safety will only intake items of high value, serial numbered items and items that have previously been registered with the University or the Department of Public Safety or property engraved with owner identification, eg;
- Identification Cards
- All Keys
- Computers, iPads, iPods, all electronics (excluding the USB flashdrives)
- Credit/Debit Cards
- Any item with a serial number or ID number on it
Items to be held in the building where the property was found and not turned into or received by the Department of Public Safety include but is not limited to:
- Water bottles
- Pencil/Pen boxes or softpacks
- Books or school related materials
- Sports equipment
- Backpacks containing nothing of value
- Sleeping Bags
- Abandoned Property
Found items that are brought to Public Safety are determined to be of little or no value and cannot be identified with an individual owner will not be accepted by the department.
Public Safety will assist all departments, divisions or entities of the University in disposing of found property at the end of every quarter. We will announce dates and items when found property can be placed in a vehicle for transportation to donation sites. Public Safety will no longer be receiving the myriad of items that have been collected in different areas thoughout the quarter or at the end of the academic year. Public Safety will identify a place where items may be deposited by our Faculty and Staff charitable donation.
If you have any questions please call before bringing the property to our offices: (206) 296-5992.