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Lost & Found


Lost & Found receives many articles of significant value. They are tagged and inventoried, and we make every attempt to return them to the owners. Efforts are aided by labels on the article, student and staff directories, the University Registrar's office, local white pages, and e-mail.


We keep all articles for 90 days. Unclaimed articles are donated to various departments and nonprofit organizations in the university.



Lost & Found

035 Central Service Building

2003 Millikin Road

Columbus OH 43210


614-292-6751 fax


Items We Will Accept

  • Backpacks
  • Credit Cards
  • Electronics
  • IDs
  • Keys
  • Prescription Glasses
  • Purses
  • Wallets


Items We Cannot Accept

  • Clothing of a personal nature
  • Swimwear, socks, flip-flops
  • Prescription drugs
  • Body lotions, make-up, hair brushes, hair clips, hair products
  • Contact solutions, ear plugs
  • Potential biohazards, such as diabetic kits, etc. (contact Environmental Health & Safety at 614-292-1284 to arrange for proper removal and disposal)



We have local contacts in many of the buildings on campus. To find a point of contact for your building, call 292-1415. If you take care of the lost articles in your building and do not think you are on our "building contact" list, please let us know.

  • Ohio Stadium Lost & Found - 292-2646
  • Schottenstein Center Lost & Found - 688-3939


Found, Lost or Stolen Keys or IDs