Student Centers and Activities utilizes the web application, Crowdfind, to manage the items placed in our lost and found inventory. The Crowdfind system can be searched for various items and allows guests to file a claim for an item at any time and from any device.
Found an Item?
Items that are believed to have been lost by an owner may be returned to any Student Center Information Desk.
Looking for an Item?
To inquire about a lost item that may have been turned in:
- Check the Crowdfind database in the Center where you believe the item was lost. (Links included below)
- If your item isn’t listed, please file a claim.
*Items believed to have been lost in the Student Activities Center (SAC) may be searched in the College Ave Student Center Crowdfind database.
Lost items are kept in Student Centers for a maximum of 14 days. Guests are not permitted to search the physical Lost and Found inventories in the Student Centers. Individuals must fill out the claim form through Crowdfind and provide an adequate description of the item before the item will be shown to a claimant.
Guests looking for lost items should also check the University Police Department’s Lost and Found Database.
Claiming an Item:
Individuals claiming an item must fill out the form associated with their item on the database. This can be done by clicking “details” under the image of the item and answering the questions. A Student Center staff member will either message you with a “match,” ask for additional information, or reject your claim if sufficient information isn’t given. Once notified, you will have 48 hours to make arrangements to claim your lost item.
Please allow a minimum of 1-2 business days (Monday-Friday) for a confirmation or rejection of a match. Once a “match” has been made, claimants may pick up their items at the Information Desk at the respective Student Center. Claimants must come in person to claim their own items and provide a photo identification that matches the information filled out on the claim form. Contact information will be logged before the item(s) will be released.
High Valued Items:
If turned in to the Student Centers, the following items will be surrendered to the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) immediately:
- Any item presumed to be stolen
- Government Issued Identification, Passports, Visas, etc.
- High Value Items (e.g. jewelry, laptops, debit/credit cards, laptops, and electronics)
- Rutgers ID Cards
Items Not Accepted:
- Items that are soiled, unsanitary, or have no apparent value
- Pens, pencils, etc.