Each year 50-100 bicycles are abandoned on the KU campus. KU has developed a policy to properly manage this abandoned personal property.
In accordance with this policy, bikes left at racks on Student Housing property will be removed beginning on the Tuesday following Commencement. Bikes left a racks throughout the rest of campus will be tagged with a note to the owner to move the bike within 7 days, after which time it will be removed.
All collected bicycles will be documented and stored for a minimum of 60 days, during which they are available for claim by the owner. After the minimum 60 day hold, remaining bikes will be donated according to the Surplus Property Policy.
To reclaim or inquire about an abandoned bike, contact Facilities Services at 785-864-4770.
View the full Procedures for Removal of Abandoned Bicycles.