Southern Utah University Mail Services & Post Office

Lost & Found

The Lost and Found operations have been combined with the Mail Services and Post Office located in the mall area of the Sharwan Smith Center Rm. #138.

Southern Utah University provides a lost and found service for property on campus. Property, both lost and found should be turned into the Lost and Found Office as soon as possible. The University encourages everyone to turn found items into the Lost and Found Office immediately.
Report a Lost or Found Item

Returning Lost Property

Whenever valuable property is returned, with an approximated value of $50 or more or any government document, a description of the item(s) of property will be listed in a log, tagged with date and location of where item(s) were found, and held in a secure place for up to 90 days. The log and tag will contain the item(s) found, description (color, brand, model, and other details), date turned into lost & found and location lost.
Report a Lost or Found Item

Statement of finder

A person finding unclaimed property should deliver it to the Lost and Found in the Sharwan Smith Center/SUU Mail Service & Post Office main window during operating hours, which are Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Report a Lost or Found Item

Locating Owner

Every reasonable step will be taken to determine the identity and location of the owner, and notify him/her of the property that is in our care. The owner may obtain the property only by providing identification of themselves and the property.

Disposition – Unclaimed Property

  1. If the owner of any valuable unclaimed property (over $50) cannot be determined or notified, SUU Police will be notified to determine whether the property is stolen. If it has been reported as stolen, the owner will be notified.  If the owner cannot be determined and notified, or if he/she is notified and fails to appear and claim the property after 90 days of its receipt by Lost and Found, the office shall turn the item over to Surplus to be sold at their surplus sale.
  2. All item(s) (under $50 value) will be held for 30 days. If there are no claims for the property within the 30 days the office shall disperse as follows:
    • All clothing and miscellaneous items will be donated to SUU Service and Learning or local charity or good will/thrift store.
  3. KEYS
    • Keys will be held for up to 30 days.
    • If the key has a reward card(s) or can be identified in some other manner, such as Smiths, Gold Gym, etc., and after holding it for 10 days the keys will be turned over to that company to attempt to locate the person to whom the keys belong.
    • If the keys have no reward card(s) then keys will be held for 30 days before they are recycled.
    • All flash drives will be kept for a period of 30 days.
    • After the 30 days are over all flash drives will be cleared and sold at discounted prices.
    • All Student ID’s are turned into the SUU Cashiers office.
    • All Drivers Licenses will be mailed back to the designated address after (1) one week.

Claim an item

Items in the lost and found may not be previewed. If the item is in the lost and found and you can identify it, you will need to provide current identification as well as sign a receipt of property returned and provide us with a current phone number. This receipt will be retained as a permanent record on file at the SUU Lost & Found office.

Examples of accepted Items
  • Cell Phones
  • Laptops/flashdrives
  • MP3 Players/iPods
  • Wallets/Purses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Backpacks
  • Keys
  • Jewelry
  • Textbooks
  • Clothing
  • Binders, folders, and notebooks
  • Jackets
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Any other items of value or importance and items having ownership information

Examples of items NOT accepted

  • Perishable items/Food
  • Flammable items (lighters, 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)
  • Any item that is not sanitary (undergarments and clothing of a personal nature, contact lenses, contact lens solutions, ear plugs, socks, towels or cloths of personal use, chemical and medical items such as cleaning solutions or prescription drugs, lotions, hair products, make-up, etc)


  1. Some departments/buildings may keep lost and found items from their respective areas for a short amount of time before it is turned in to the Lost and Found. Please feel free to check the department/building where your item might have been lost.
  2. You may also want to leave a note on the white board or on a sticky note somewhere in the room where your lost article was last seen.