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HUB Lost & Found

The HUB Lost & Found serves as the central lost and found for the entire UW campus. Several buildings and departments across campus send their lost & found items to the HUB Lost & Found. Over 1,000 lost items are processed in any given month.

Looking for an Item?

To inquire about a lost item that may be in the HUB Lost & Found, visit our Crowdfind page. Please submit one claim for each item you are looking for. HUB staff will respond to all inquiries and may contact you for further information. Please note: Items not claimed or retrieved in a timely fashion may be sold, donated, or destroyed.

Submit a claim

Per RCW 63.21.050, the HUB Lost & Found holds valuable items (such as cell phones, jewelry, wallets/IDs, textbooks) for sixty days and non-valuable items (such as water bottles, clothing, notebooks, keys) for fourteen days. Unclaimed items expire out of our inventory and are sold, destroyed, or donated to charity, depending on the item and its condition.

Retrieving a Lost Item

Once a claim has been verified by HUB staff, the item may be retrieved in person at the HUB Information Desk during business hours. Claimants must be prepared to produce photo identification and provide their full name and a valid email address in order to claim their item.

Lost Husky Cards

  • Husky Cards found with other items such as wallets, backpacks, cell phones, etc. will be kept with those items. HUB staff will attempt to contact the owner to retrieve their belongings.
  • Husky Cards found individually will be surrendered by the HUB directly to the Husky Card Office without attempting to contact the owner.

The Husky Card office is located on the Ground Floor of Odegaard Library and can be contacted at 206-543-7222 or huskycrd@uw.edu.

Other Lost & Found Resources

Although the HUB Lost & Found is the largest resource of its kind on the Seattle campus, other buildings and entities may maintain their own lost and found resources and may or may not forward their items to the HUB. The HUB encourages anyone looking for lost items to contact the following lost and found services directly:

UW Seattle Campus

Seattle Area Transit Services

Other UW Campuses

Found an Item?

Individuals and campus entities that receive lost and found items are encouraged to bring those items to the HUB Lost and Found as soon as possible to ensure that the items have the best chance of being returned to their owner.

Drop-Off Guidelines for Single Items

Single items may be turned into the HUB Lost & Found at the HUB Information Desk during business hours, or sent via campus mail to UW Box 32230, c/o HUB Lost & Found.

Drop-Off Guidelines for Multiple Items

To increase the chance of items being returned to their owners, the HUB highly recommends that bulk drops be made at a minimum of once a month. Bulk drops may be made at the HUB Information Desk during business hours or sent via campus mail to UW Box 352230, c/o HUB Lost & Found.

When submitting items in bulk to the HUB Lost & Found:

  • Complete an Inventory List: All bulk lost & found drops, in person or via campus mail, must include a detailed inventory list using the below checklist. Items without an inventory list will NOT be accepted.
  • pdf icon   Download HUB L&F Inventory List

  • Empty all containers of liquids and perishables. If containers are not emptied, HUB staff may ask you to do so before accepting the item(s).
  • Keep small items separate from clothing and other larger items.
  • Group like items together for faster processing.

The HUB is not responsible for items lost or damaged in transit. HUB staff will contact you if there is a discrepancy between the inventory list and items.

Items Not Accepted by the HUB Lost & Found

  • Any wet, dirty, or soiled items
  • Underwear, socks, bras, bathing suits, or other undergarments
  • Towels, pillows, sheets, blankets, or other bedding
  • Toiletries, cleaning products, chemicals, or detergents
  • Food items, containers with food inside, or other perishables
  • Full water bottles, coffee mugs or other liquid-filled containers – Please empty fluids or perishables prior to turning them into the HUB Lost & Found
  • Bicycles, skateboards, strollers, or any other “wheeled vehicles” – Finders must contact UW Police directly at 206-685-8973
  • Knives with blades longer than 6 inches, other weapons, controlled/illegal substances and paraphernalia – Finders must contact UW Police directly at 206-685-8973
  • Any items deemed by HUB staff to be unsanitary and/or hazardous for storage

Lost & Found Sale

Similar to a garage sale, The HUB Lost & Found Sale is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 9am-4:30pm. Items for sale vary based on what has expired out of our inventory and are sold at deep discounts. Items for sale may include small electronics, jewelry, jackets, sunglasses, books, calculators, USB drives, water bottles, and much more. Items are sold as-is and all sales are final – no refunds or exchanges.

Updated: December 2018

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