Lost and Found

Cal Poly Lost & Found is located in Building 70 Facilities and may be contacted by calling 805-756-5555. Our hours are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm weekdays, excluding holidays.

Lost & Found is unable to accept the following items, thank you for your understanding.

Turning in A Found Item

Cal Poly Lost and Found will accept most high value and hard surface items (which may be easily sanitized). Please provide the following information when turning in found items:

  • Date and approximate time when the item was found.
  • Location where the item was found.
  • Name of department turning in the found item (if applicable).

Examples of Accepted Items

*Please note this list is not all inclusive.

  • Wallets
  • Car or House Keys
  • Prescription Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • iPads or Tablets
  • Laptops
  • Phones
  • Cameras
  • Air Pods, Beats, other Headphones
  • Backpacks

Reporting a Lost Item

To report a lost items, contact Lost & Found via email, phone at 805-756-5555, or in person and supply the following information:

  • Email address
  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Description of the lost item - must include a general description, the brand name (if any), and the primary color
  • Approximate time and location of loss

If possible, matches are identified, and the potential owner is notified via email or phone call. The potential owner will be asked to confirm the match in person and potentially provide photo identification before the item is released.

Unclaimed Items

All found items are retained for three months and then disposed of. Found items valued at $300 or more are processed for sale through an online auction site for public agencies: http://www.publicsurplus.com. Any property for which no bid is made is disposed of following the sale. Monies received by the campus from public auction are used for scholarships and loans for students. All other unclaimed items are donated or disposed of.