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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). 

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 


Select one of the following: 

(THE LINKS BELOW ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION... Please call our Lost & Found division at (209) 228-8273 during 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.  We will be happy to take a lost report or assist you with retrieving your found item. )

  • Report a Lost Item
  • View All Found Items
  • Search Found Items