Lost and Found


If you’ve lost a personal item, you may report it to the Baylor University Police Department (BUPD), by  calling (254) 710-2211.  You may also stop by the Police Department located at the Speight Street Parking Garage, 1521 South Fourth Street to make a report.

Please be detailed in describing the item you have lost so we can tell your item from other similar items in our inventory. Details that are helpful include: brand name, color, size, shape, model number, quantity, material (leather, plastic, fabric, metal, etc.), size, special features, tags or labels, etc.

Once your report has been received by the department, you may be contacted by BUPD.  If it is determined that your property has been turned in to us or is turned in to us at a later time, we will contact you to make arrangements to claim your property.

To claim your property you will need to come to BUPD at the Speight Parking Garage.  You will need to bring a valid photo ID, such as your BU ID, State ID card, Driver’s License, or passport). Property will not be released to anyone without an ID, unless the lost property includes the above mentioned forms of ID.

Call BUPD at (254) 710-2211 to turn in found property.


Items that will not be accepted:


Clothing, including coats and jackets

Cosmetic items

Pens, pencils and umbrellas

Food, drinks and containers

Items that present a sanitation risk (soiled) are also discarded

Books with no identifiable owner information

Non-prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses


Items maintained in Lost and Found include:


Books, notebooks, and planners with identifiable owner information

Prescription sunglasses, prescription eyewear

Cell phones

Personal keys


Wallets and Purses

Driver’s License, State Identification Cards, and Passports


Radios, Walkmans, MP3 players

Computer equipment

Flash drives

Unclaimed items are maintained for 60 days before final disposition. Unclaimed items may be donated to charitable organizations or disposed of accordingly. Unclaimed data sensitive materials are destroyed.

Baylor  staff members who need to schedule a pickup of lost and found items should call (254) 710-2211.  It is encouraged that staff not hold on to items, particularly expensive items, but immediately call BUPD for pick-up.  Because BUPD does not take clothing items, you may wish to call the Salvation Army or similar organization for donation of those items.

If you find property on campus, call (254) 710-2211 to get assistance on what to do.

Department of Public Safety

Speight Plaza Parking Facility
1521 S. 4th St.
Waco, TX 76706
Parking Matters: 254.710.7275
Non-Emergency: 254.710.2211
Emergency: 254.710.2222