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Downtown Scavenger Hunt Begins Sept. 1 | Royal News: August 30 … – Scranton

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The 13th Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt offers University students a unique opportunity to explore the downtown Scranton area. This year’s event will run from 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept.1 through 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. This year’s event will feature a First Friday event on Sept. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. outside of Brown Hall located at 600 Linden Street. The first 100 Hunt participants to stop by the First Friday event will receive a free Scavenger Hunt T-shirt. Refreshments will be available.   
This event invites attendees to learn more about our neighboring small businesses, cultural venues,  landmarks and murals. This year’s Hunt features 26 participating downtown partners.  The annual Scavenger Hunt is offered in partnership with The Center for Student Engagement, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, and The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce & Metro Action and Scranton Tomorrow.
The first team to visit at least 10 locations wins the grand prize, which includes two University hooded sweatshirts, a $50 gift card to Downtown Deli and $25 gift card to Adezzo. Any team that visits 10 businesses over the two-day period will be entered to win two $25 gift cards to the Scranton Art Haus downtown movie theatre. Hunt clues featuring our University’s “Iggy” mascot will be shared via QR codes and displayed in business windows.
Hunt participants can compete in additional photo contests by visiting a list of downtown historical landmarks and murals, such as one depicting the characters of the TV show “The Office,” shown below. To enter to win a grand prize, students must take photos and send their submissions to A contest for the most creative photo overall offer students additional chances to win.

* Registration with a waiver is required in Royal Sync. Students can also register by scanning the QR codes on Scavenger Hunt posters located around campus.

* Registered students will receive an email on Friday, Sept.1 with a rules sheet that will detail how the Scavenger Hunt will proceed. A smartphone will be necessary to scan QR codes that will unlock clues at the different locations.  
To our new students, Class of 2027, welcome! To our returning students, welcome back!
 For more information about the annual Scavenger Hunt and the greater Scranton area, follow The Office of Community Relations on Facebook @uscrantoncommunityrelations and on Instagram and Twitter @uofscommunity or contact by email at
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