Current Service Status: Last Updated November 24, 2021

Lost and Found will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24 and reopen on Monday, November 29 offering regular business hours. Please email with inquiries.

The Department of Campus Safety (DCS) is the central repository for valuables found by members of the NYU community. Our Property Control function keeps items safe and secure and we proactively work to return belongings to their owners in a prompt manner when feasible.

If you have lost an item, please email us at for assistance. You can also call us at 212.998.1305 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Pickup times for lost items are as follows:

  • Monday: 12 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you are unable to pick up your item during one of the above times, please email to make alternate arrangements.
If you find a lost item in an NYU facility, please turn the item into a uniformed NYU Campus Safety Officer or bring the item directly to the lobby at 7 Washington Place during business hours, or 561 LaGuardia Place after hours.
Please note that items received by Lost and Found will be kept by the Department of Campus Safety for 30 days, after which they will be removed from inventory and either discarded or donated to a local charity.
Examples of Accepted Items
  • Mobile Devices / Laptops / Tablets
  • MP3 players / iPods / portable speakers
  • Wallets / Purses
  • Eyewear
  • Backpacks
  • Keys
  • Jewelry
  • Textbooks
  • Items having ownership information

Examples of Items not Accepted

  • Clothing items
  • Water bottles
  • Perishable items / Food
  • Flammable items (lighters, vape pens, etc.)
  • Small recreational items (soccer balls, frisbees, baseballs, etc.)
  • Personal grooming items (combs, brushes, bows, ribbons, scrunchies, etc.)
  • Intentionally abandoned property (electronic equipment that obviously does not work, damaged furniture, items placed by trash containers for disposal, etc.)
  • Umbrellas