Students Finding Relief with Visual Lost & Found on Campus

Top Quote Student Unions, Athletic Facilities Increase Item Return Rate. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 22, 2017 - CHICAGO, IL – Students and staff are embracing the benefits of a visual, virtual lost and found on campuses across the country. Those seeking their misplaced items can search the inventory online and submit a claim 24/7, easing anxiety and unifying the return-to-owner process in one simple web-based portal.

    Crowdfind, the premier lost and found software and services provider for venues and events, increases the probability of an item being returned to the proper owner by delivering students a “first place to look” to start their search for missing things. Meanwhile, staff working lost and found at the student union or athletic facilities experience up to a 50% reduction in their time spent managing inquiries and increases in the rate of returned items.

    In a recent article by The News Feed covering Virginia Tech University’s successful deployment of Crowdfind, Assistant Director of Operations for their Student Union, Spender Stidd, noted a 100% increase in their return-to-owner rate since implementation in Fall 2016 and went on to say, “We believe it’s a good service. It’s getting some good traction for us right now.”

    Old Dominion University, the first school to have adopted Crowdfind back in 2015, was unaware of the total volume of items that passed through their lost and found until they were able to use the platform to establish a baseline, which was double their original estimate on items held in inventory for reclaim. They then created metrics to improve their processes and outcomes to the benefit of all constituencies.

    While quickly expanding across the higher education landscape, Crowdfind is also the preferred lost and found partner to tourist attractions, music festivals, airports and sporting events. To find out more or to download the whitepaper, visit

    About Crowdfind
    Crowdfind is a recognized leader in the lost and found space, offering a web-based, image-led lost and found management platform for the benefit of Enterprise partners and their constituents. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Corey Benjamin at (888) 653-1733 or email Corey ( @ ) Crowdfind dot com.

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