Student Engagement and Campus Life utilizes the web application Crowdfind to manage our lost and found inventory. The Crowdfind system can be searched and you can file a claim for an item at any time from any device!

Looking for an Item?

To inquire about a lost item that may be in our lost and found:

  1. Check the Crowdfind database for the facility where the item is lost
    1. Graduate Life Center
    2. Squires Student Center
    3. Johnston Student Center
    4. Items lost at War Memorial Chapel and Burruss Auditorium are logged in the Squires Student Center lost and found.
  2. If your item isn’t listed, please file a claim where you think you lost your item. If unsure, you may file a claim with all 3 facilities.
    1. Graduate Life Center
    2. Squires Student Center
    3. Johnston Student Center

Note: The physical lost and found inventory cannot be searched at any time. Individuals must provide an adequate description and fill out the claim form through Crowdfind before the item will be shown to a claimant.

Claiming an Item:

Individuals claiming an item must fill out the form associated with their item on our database. This can be done by clicking “details” under the image of the item and answering the questions. An SECL staff member will either message you with a “match”, ask for additional information or reject your claim if sufficient information isn’t given.

Please allow 1-2 business days (Monday-Friday) for a confirmation or rejection of a match.

Once a “match” has been made, claimants may pick up their items during the building hours for the Graduate Life Center, Squires or Johnston Student Centers.

Any items that have been secured in the Cash Office (state issued identification, wallets/purses, cash, bankcards, government passports can only be picked up Monday through Friday between 8:00am-5:00pm.

Claimants must provide a photo identification that matches the information filled out on the claim form. Contact information will be logged before the item(s) will be released.

Lost and Found Information for Departments:

Squires Welcome Center will accept lost and found items from other buildings and departments on campus if turned in within a reasonable time frame. Items that have been held for longer the 120 day period will not be accepted. Departments will need to coordinate directly with the Virginia Tech Surplus Property Office and Warehouse to surplus those items.

Departments with questions regarding lost and found should contact Dennie Ward (denniew@vt.edu)

Submitting Items, in bulk, to the Squires Lost and Found:

  1. Inventory List: All lost and found deliveries must include the detailed inventory list. Deliveries without an Inventory List will NOT be accepted.
  2. INVENTORY LIST (PDF)

    1. Information that must be included on the inventory list
      1. Date when the item(s) were found.
      2. Location where the item(s) were found.
      3. Person/Department delivering the items with accurate contact information.

Items not accepted by Lost and Found:

  • Prescription/over the counter medication
  • Toiletries or powders
  • Wet or soiled clothing or undergarments
  • Full water bottles, coffee mugs or other liquid filled containers
    • Please empty these containers prior to bringing them to Lost and Found
  • Bicycles – Individuals must contact Virginia Tech Police Department directly.

Student Engagement and Campus Life

225 Squires Student Center (0138)
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5431
Fax: 540-231-5430
stuact@vt.edu