Lost & Found

Welcome to the University of California, Merced Lost and Found Unit. We are the central repository for lost and found on the Merced campus. The Police Department on campus is located behind Central Plant at the back of campus. 

If you find a lost item on campus, it is your responsibility to turn the item in to the Police Department or one of the pick up locations: Housing, Student's First Center, Library Reception, or COB Reception. Found items are held at the Police Department for 90 days. Found items can be retrieved from the Police Department Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(except during holidays). Prior to coming to the Police Department you can ensure that we have your item by clicking on the "view found items" link below. To claim an item you must have the report # along with the following:

Valid Identification

  • Drivers License
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID
  • Passport 
  • Other photo ID

Proof of ownership (at least one below)

  • Purchase receipt
  • Description of item in detail

After 90 days, unclaimed items are sold at auction.

If you have any questions, you may call the Police Department at (209) 228-2767 or e-mail at ucmpdlostandfound@ucmerced.edu If you are viewing this webpage you do not need to physically respond to or call the Police Department to report your item lost. 

Click here to report a lost item.