Downtown Scranton Scavenger Hunt

    August 18, 2020

    The 10th annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt will take place from Friday, Aug. 21-Sunday, Aug. 23! This fun, interactive orientation to downtown Scranton is part of Fall Welcome Weekend and is open to all students. Register here. Students can explore more than 30 downtown eateries, shops and entertainment venues.

    The 2020 Scavenger Hunt will not be timed and students can participate in it over a 3-day period. All students must wear masks, maintain 6 feet social distancing, and limit the team size to 2 persons (roommate preferred). The hunt will still involve clues that lead to our University mascot Iggy, but they will be shared via QR codes and displayed in business windows to keep the hunt entirely outdoors. A smartphone will be required to scan the codes that will unlock the clues at different locations.

    There are also additional photo contests! Students can visit a list of downtown historical landmarks and murals, take photos, and submit these to to win a grand prize. Additionally, there will be a contest for the most creative photo overall along with some other themed photo contests. These new contests offer students additional chances to win great prizes and new ways to engage with the downtown area.

    To participate in this event, students can begin registering on Aug. 17 by visiting or scanning the QR codes on Scavenger Hunt posters located around campus. The first 100 students to submit photos during the event will be given a free t-shirt. Registered students will receive an email on Friday, Aug. 21 with a special downtown map and rules sheet that will detail how the scavenger hunt will proceed and provide safety guidelines. Grand prices for the Scavenger Hunt and Photo Contests include downtown restaurant and University bookstore gift cards.

    The scavenger hunt is a great way for students to learn about their new home while supporting local businesses! When the time comes, be sure to register and find as many locations as you can!

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