Lost and Found

The Department of Public Safety maintains a Lost and Found desk at both the Morningside and Medical Center campuses.

Searching for Lost Property

Lost items from the Morningside, Medical Center and Manhattanville campuses that have been turned in to Public Safety may be claimed at the respective Public Safety Operations desk, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A lost item database is maintained and you may inquire about lost items with the RepoApp Form.

  • Morningside Public Safety Operations desk is located in Low Library 535 West 116th St, Room 111, 10027 (212) 854-2797.
  • Medical Center Public Safety Operations desk is located in the Black Building at 650 West 168th St., Room 109, 10032 (212) 305-8100.
  • Manhattanville Public Safety Operations desk is located at 3270 Broadway, 10027 (212) 853-3301.

To claim lost property, please present your Columbia University ID at the respective Operations desk. Non-affiliates may present any government issued picture ID. Cash, wallets, jewelry, and other valuables are secured in a safe and may only be returned Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

If You Find a Lost Item

If you find property, you may turn it in to any Public Safety officer or to the Public Safety Operations desk.

Lost ID Card

If your Columbia ID is lost or stolen, please deactivate it immediately to prevent fraudulent use. In order to deactivate your card, please contact your local Public Safety Operations Center. For Morningside, please contact (212) 854-2797, For CUIMC, please contact (212) 305-8100 and for Manhattanville, please contact (212) 853-3301. If your card is subsequently located, you will be able to reactivate it in person by visiting the Operations Center at any time. If you require a new card, please visit the Registrar's Office in Kent Hall on the Morningside Campus or the Public Safety Office at the Medical Center.