Spike’s Super Special Scavenger Hunt

Spike’s Super Special Scavenger Hunt

Pair up with another student or a small group and take your phones to document what you find. When you think you have the right place, look for a QR code nearby.  Some activities will have a link next to them for you to use instead.  Scan the code, or access the link and complete the brief Google form with your name, ID number, team name and when a photo is required, be prepared to upload that on the form as well.  Scanning the code and completing the form will ensure everyone gets their well-earned points.

10 Point Activities:

The following activities will earn 5 points each.  Many require a photo to be uploaded, so having a friend (or a few) along is helpful, unless you are a master at selfies.  The photo, if required, should be uploaded on the google form to get full points.  

10 Point Activities:

The following activities will earn 10 points each.  Many require a photo to be uploaded, so having a friend (or a few) along is helpful, unless you are a master at selfies.  The photo, if required, should be uploaded on the google form to get full points.  

  • Have your friend take a picture of you on the 3rd floor of Pickler Memorial Library while they stand on the first floor of the library.
  • Take a picture with one of the Truman DPS police officers. Double your points if there are two officers in the picture.  link to google form
  • Get a picture with a dog (live dog, not a statue). If you see a dog on campus (a live dog, not a sculpture) with their owner, ask if they will let you take a picture with the dog.  Be respectful if they choose to decline.  There may be good reasons for their response.  Link to google form
  • Play leap frog outside one of the residence halls Link to google form
  • Go to the Rec center and learn how to use one of the stations on the TRX machine (weight room attendants should be able to provide instruction).
  • Find the sunken gardens and take a picture of each other or together in one of the gazebos. 
  • There is a place connecting two buildings on campus, submit a photo of you on the bridge or skywalk between McClain and Baldwin Halls.  Link to google form
  • Identify a place where you can relax and take your mind off things – take a photo of you taking a few minutes to unwind.  (Hint: Wellness zone in the Library, massage chair in the Union)  Link to google form
  • Take a picture of you near a squirrel, the most prolific animal on campus. Link to Google form 
  • Find the Natatorium (exterior view)
  • If you see a faculty or staff member at an event on campus (DO NOT go to faculty/staff offices), ask if they will let you take a picture with them.  Be respectful if they choose to decline.  There may be a specific and legitimate reason they choose not to be photographed.  Also record their name and what it is they do on campus. (double points for that!)(double points if it happens to be the President or the Provost)I  Link to google form
  • Take a picture by the Robert L. McKinney Center. (For double points, identify the purpose of that building, what’s inside)
  • Locate the site of the Flame to the Second Century and take a picture of you near it. (For double points include the URL that tells the history and significance of the flame.)
  • Download the MySSP App onto your phone and provide a screenshot.  MySSP is a mental health resource that allows you to reach a counselor 24/7 via chat or phone call.  The app also includes multiple resources and articles that offer help and increase your knowledge level.  There are self assessments regarding anxiety, depression, and substance use, as well as the ability to download a second app called “Lift” that helps with some physical fitness resources as well.  Upload a screenshot of your phone after you have downloaded the app. Link to Google form
  • There is a marker near the edge of campus that tells the history of how the University started as a Normal School until it became Truman State University. Take a picture of you in a fun goofy pose.
  • Download the Rave Guardian App on your phone. The Rave Guardian App is a reliable communication and emergency app that allows you to request a ‘virtual walk’ escort, includes and on-demand panic button, two-way texting, anonymous tip reporting, and contact information for frequently used offices.  Download from Google Play or the App Store. Link to Google Form

5 Point activities:

The following activities will earn 5 points for each student and some require a photo of you engaged in the activity to be added to the Google form for full point credit:  

  • Locate the sculpture near the Library and pose like the dancers.
  • Hug a tree on campus  Link to Google form
  • Tour the Universe in the pit (planet sculptures)
  • A picture of you with Spike’s statue
  • Find something by the quad that no longer rings, but if you tap them, they may still Gooooooooong or sing.  Submit a picture of you giving them a tap so see what you hear. 
  • FInd a place for students to enjoy some outdoor recreation or play sports. Link to Google form
  • Find and take a picture of you with Harry Truman
  • Find and take a picture of you with Joseph Baldwin
  • Find the international flag display and submit a photo of your favorite flag.
  • Locate the Center for Academic Excellence (for extra points, get a picture with one of the staff)
  • Find the following offices/spaces on campus
    • Career Center
    • Interfaith Center
    • Women’s Resource Center
    • Red Barn
    • Study Abroad Office