Central Lost and Found

Items classified as found are held at the building where the finder turned them in for a period of one week.  Following that, the person within each building designated to administer lost and found is required to send all unclaimed items to Central Lost and Found. Items will be held at Central Lost and Found for the owner to claim for a period of one month. Upon the completion of the one month holding period, all unclaimed items will be sold through the Surplus Store.

The West Lafayette campus Central Lost and Found office is located at the Surplus Store in the Materials Management and Distribution Center (MMDC). MMDC is located at the corner of South Russell and Ahlers Dr. The Surplus Store entrance is off of South Russell. The street address is 700 Ahlers Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47907. The campus address is Central Lost and Found/MMDC.

The office hours are 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 765-494-2125. In addition, an email can be sent to surplus@purdue.edu.

This lost and found location does not receive items from regional campuses. Additionally, inquiries regarding items left on City Bus transportation should be directed to City Bus at 765-742-7433.

  • Central Lost and Found

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