The following is the Scavenger Hunt we created for the International M.S. students. Because of time constraints, we will not be doing similar hunts for the other cohorts, but the items on the list below can be used to created your own self-guided tour of the campus.
INTERNATIONAL M.S. STUDENTS ORIENTATION 2010
Scavenger Hunt: Get to know the campus and the neighborhood and your classmates (and win some cool prizes!)
How this works: Divide into teams of seven-ish. Make sure your team has at least one digital camera.
Beginning at 3 pm, your team will be racing against the other teams to visit the most number of places below AS A TEAM, take a group photo and return to the J-school. We assemble in the Lecture Hall at 4:30 pm to announce the winners and look at the photos.
The rules are simple: Figure out each clue, go to the location and take a group photo of everyone on the team (yes, hand the camera, carefully, to a stranger). Make sure the photo shows the appropriate signage/landmark for each location. The winner is the team that does the most photos. In the case of a tie, the judges will decide based on the aesthetics of the photos, the bonus questions and ???? You can go in any order you like.
This is the portrait of Arthur Sulzberger outside Dean Lemann’s office.
This is Melanie Huff’s door.
This is Ernest Sotomayor’s door.
This is Thomas Jefferson.
This is Brad’s Cafe.
This is Alma Mater.
This is the Sun Dial.
This is a version of Rodin’s famous “The Thinker.”
This is Dodge Physical Fitness Center.
This is Lerner Hall, where counseling services is located.
This is Butler Library.
This is John Jay Hall, where health services is located.
This is the Kent Hall, where you pay your bills.
This SIPA library is where you’ll find the main Journalism collection.
This is one of the world’s five largest cathedrals.
This popular cafe has been featured in several movies, including Woody Allen’s “Husbands & Wives.”
This popular pizza place is next to the popular cafe.
This is the Emergency Room for St. Luke’s Hospital.
This is a fun crepe place opposite St. Luke’s.
Before it became famous in one of the biggest sitcoms of all time, this diner was the focus of a worldwide acapella (by New Yorker Susan Vega) and dance (by British group DNA) hit
This is the Columbia Bookstore.
This is Ollie’s, a popular lunch and dinner spot.
This is Barnard College.
Find and photograph the owl hidden in Alma Mater.
This is the closest Post Office.