Downtown Scavenger Hunt

University Students Can Explore Downtown Scranton During Scavenger Hunt

10th Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt - August 21-23 

Registration is open for the 10th Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt. This event offers all University students an opportunity to explore the downtown Scranton area to learn more about our business community, historical landmarks and monuments, creative murals, and unique places. 

To ensure the Scavenger Hunt takes place safely, this year there are additional requirements that include wearing a well-fitting mask, social distancing, and teams limited to 2 students (roommate preferred). The Scavenger Hunt will take place asynchronously over the weekend. The Hunt begins on Friday, August 21 at 12 PM and ends on Sunday, August 23 at 6 PM. 

All participants must register for the event at or by scanning the QR codes on Scavenger Hunt posters located around campus. Registered students will receive an email on Friday, August 21 with a special downtown map and rules sheet that will detail how the scavenger hunt will proceed and provide safety guidelines. A smartphone will be necessary to scan QR codes that will unlock clues at the different locations.

Win Great Prizes and Explore Scranton

Students that participate in this annual event have the chance to win great prizes while having fun exploring downtown Scranton over the weekend. The first 100 students to submit photos during the event to will be given a free t-shirt designed with the Electric City logo and the businesses on the back. There will be three Grand prizes that students can win. In addition to exploring downtown to win the Scavenger Hunt, there are two Photo Contests during the weekend; one for downtown murals and landmarks, and the other for most creative photo overall.


University of Scranton Hooded Sweatshirts and $50 gift card to The Garden Mediterranean Restaurant


$50 gift card to Paradise Soulfood & Sweets, $20 gift card to Northern Lights Espresso Bar and Café, $30 Bookstore Gift Certificate


$30 gift card to DaVinci Pizza and $20 gift card to Scoops on Spruce

There will be additional social media contests throughout the weekend. For updates and information about the Scavenger Hunt, follow us on Facebook @uscrantonscommunity relations & on Instagram and Twitter @uofscommunity



The 10th Annual Downtown Scavenger Hunt is offered by the The University of Scranton's Office of Community Relations 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.