Lost and Found
University Park Campus
Parking Structure A
Health Sciences Campus
Health Sciences Parking Structure
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) operates the university’s Lost and Found Service. Found items are kept by DPS for a total of 90 days at both the University Park (UPC) and Health Sciences (HSC) campuses. As a private institution, the university is not legally bound by any public law regarding the handling of lost and recovered items. However, it is legally obligated to establish reasonable policies regarding such items.
The service’s hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Advance arrangements can be made for after-hour reclamation of specific items.
If you have lost an item, you may call (213) 740-9759 at UPC or (323) 442-1202 at HSC or access the online Lost and Found database at capsnet.usc.edu/dps/lf. Lost items are listed in the Lost and Found database during normal service hours and found items may be turned in at any time.
All items are locked up and cannot be recovered after 5 p.m., unless special arrangements have been made with DPS. Special security is automatically placed on cameras, jewelry and watches, and may also be placed on items that DPS deems valuable. Positive ID (i.e., accurate description of the item or items and a picture ID of the claimant) are required to reclaim any recovered item. The finder of an item may claim the item, if its prior owner does not claim it during the holding period, only if:
- a request for such reclamation is made at the time the item is forwarded to the service;
- a property claim agreement form is correctly and completely filled out;
- the finder updates the contact information in the event it changes during the holding period; and
- the finder claims the item within two weeks after the expiration of the 90 day holding period
The Lost and Found Service is not liable for releasing the item if any of the above conditions are not met.