Scavenger Hunt Comes to Campus

Destiny Kempf ® Staff Writer |

To welcome back students for the Spring Semester, the Minnesota State University, Mankato Student Events Team will be putting on a MavHunt- Winter Wonderland From Monday, Jan. 11 through Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Throughout this event, students are given the chance to win a $100 gift card through participation. Student activities are giving away five $100 giftcards to the top point earners and an additional five $100 gift cards to randomly drawn participants.

The scavenger hunt is located and put together on the GooseChase app which can be downloaded for free on the App Store or Google Play.

On the Goosechase app itself, students can find various challenges ranging from taking and submitting a photo of a beautiful winter scenery to submitting a video of students doing their favorite TikTok dance. 

The Student Event Team advertised the event as, “The opportunity to complete challenges, explore off-campus housing properties and celebrate Maverick Pride.”

On Monday, Jan. 11, 15 challenges were released in total. These challenges will be active until the conclusion of the event. Furthermore, additional challenges are to be released on Wednesday, Jan. 13 for students to complete as well.

Once a challenge is completed the student is awarded a different amount of points. This ranges from 400 points to 1000 points. 

This MavHunt is not the first from the Student Events Team. In fact, they have done multiple scavenger hunts in the past to keep students engaged throughout their enrollment at the University. Their most recent MavHunt took place at the beginning of the 2020 Fall Semester during the welcome week.

MavHunt-Winter Wonderland still encourages the practice of COVID-19 Safety Protocols as there are multiple guidelines students must follow in order to ensure the health and safety of everyone. In the guidelines it states to have no gatherings of people. Students are told to maintain a six foot physical distance from others. 

Additionally, it is stated to limit teams to roommates only. Students are also reminded to wash their hands and sanitize often as well as wearing face covering while inside a building or whenever social distancing cannot be practiced. 

These COVID-19 restrictions should not be a problem as most of the activities can be done almost anywhere, making it much less likely for there to be a conglomeration of people.

Students can start participating in the event right away and earning points for their team by entering the code L7EVVV into the GooseChase app.

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