COVID-19 Impacts to the HUB Lost & Found
Lost an item?
Browse found items and submit a claim online.

Found an item?
Individual items can be dropped off at the Information Desk during the HUB’s operating hours. Multiple items and department drop offs require a drop-off appointment. The HUB cannot currently accept face masks, face coverings, scarves, or bandannas.

Lost & Found Sale
Beginning November 3, 2021, the Lost & Found Sale will be held the first Wednesday of the month from 9:00am-4:30pm at the Information Desk.

The HUB Lost & Found serves as the central lost and found for the UW Seattle campus. The HUB processes over one thousand items each month from buildings and departments across campus. 

Lost an Item?

Visit our Crowdfind page! Submit one claim for each item you are looking for and HUB staff will respond to all inquiries. 

Submit a claim

Once HUB staff verify a claim, the item may be retrieved at the HUB Information Desk during business hours. Your photo ID, full name, and email address are needed to complete the claim process. Please note: Items not claimed or retrieved in a timely fashion may be sold, donated, or destroyed.*

Lost Husky Cards

Individual Husky Cards found without accompanying items (wallets, bags, phones, etc.) are returned to the Husky Card office twice weekly. 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.

Found an Item?

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 Departments and Facilities

The HUB recommends that departments or facilities with their own lost and found drop items off in bulk at least once a month. 

When submitting departmental drops to the HUB Lost & Found:

  • 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 items by type for faster processing.
  • Complete an Inventory List: All drops must include a detailed inventory list using the below checklist. Items without an inventory list may not be accepted. Download HUB L&F Inventory List

Items Not Accepted by the HUB Lost & Found

  • 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”
  • Knives with blades longer than 6 inches, other weapons, controlled/illegal substances, and paraphernalia
  • Any items deemed by HUB staff to be unsanitary and/or hazardous for storage

Lost & Found Sale

The HUB Lost & Found sells a variety of items available based on what has expired from the inventory. Items are sold at a deep discount and 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.

*Per RCW 63.21, the HUB Lost & Found holds items with personally identifiable information and/or a value estimated to be above $100 for sixty days, and all other items) 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. Read the HUB’s full Lost & Found policy

Other Lost & Found Resources

If the HUB has not yet received an item, we encourage owners to directly contact the department or building the item was lost in. Information can be found via the UW Campus Map or UW Office Directory.

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Updated: January 2021