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Lost & Found

If you lost an item on campus, please call 973-353-2522 to determine if the item has been turned into the Rutgers Police Department and to schedule the pickup of your property. If you find an item lost on campus, please return it to 200 University Avenue, the Rutgers Public Safety building, or call 973-353-5581.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
856-225-6111
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
973-972-4491
Rutgers University-Newark
973-353-5111
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
732-932-7211

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone
During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

Program the Alternate
Public Safety Numbers into Your Cellular Phone

Download a Printable Roster

Lost & Found

Certain items should be turned into the police department immediately.

  • Cash
  • High Value Items (Jewelry, Laptops)
  • Government Issued Identification, Passport, Visa etc.
  • Any item presumed to be stolen
  • RU ID cards State Keys

Certain items are excluded from this process and will not be accepted:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Office Supplies
  • Umbrellas
  • Items valued under $25 or with no apparent value

An attempt to locate the owner and return the item will be made by the RUPD. If the item is not claimed within 30 days, it will be transferred to Surplus Property to be disposed of.