Welcome back to the Hot Mic Blog! As a national leading provider of college orientation events, we’ve been helping student event planners for over 2 decades! We have seen how student activities have evolved over the years, including how they have evolved since the pandemic. As we are entering the end of another summer, it’s time to start getting ready for your College Orientation Events! If you are just getting started, don’t worry because we have a lot of options! Booking with Neon is as simple as filling out a form to let us know what you need when you need it, and we’ll take it from there! Today on the blog we wanted to talk about one of our favorite offerings for college orientation…Soon, you’ll be saying welcome back to your incoming student body and re-welcoming your returning students. One of the best ways to get your students ready for the semester and re-acclimated to your campus? Well, a scavenger hunt, of course!
Why is a Scavenger Hunt such a good orientation activity?
Scavenger Hunts from NEON are great for orientation because they’re a low-pressure, fun way to get everyone reacclimated to campus with a little piece of everything. Combine a little bit of trivia with funny pictures, some brainteasers, and exploration! The Know Your Campus Scavenger Hunt can be run virtually, live in-person, hybrid, and even more DIY. Our live scavenger hunt can go fully virtual at a moment’s notice.
Did you know that our scavenger hunts can accommodate up to 50 teams/500 players? It’s true! Get hundreds of your students ready for the semester at a time with this interactive and engaging game. Our live events can be distanced or mass events. If you do go virtual, we have fully customized software that teams enter through to aid in locating teammates.
Our ‘Know Your Campus‘ Scavenger Hunt is Fully Customizable!
We want to ensure your scavenger hunt is the best it can be. As a result, the scavenger hunt is customizable! Choose the challenge types and difficulties from our library! Have teams solve puzzles, take funny pictures, find locations around campus and more. Answers require logic, creativity, and a strong sense of FUN! We’ve developed numerous themes and just love showing them off to you.
We can even write a fully customized, brand-new scavenger hunt theme for you! Please note: our fully custom themes require a minimum of 3 weeks’ notice and an additional small fee for the game we design. Remember how we said you can even go DIY? You can mix and match from our library of challenges with your own creations.
Choose how the game is played! Have everyone start at once and the teams with the fastest times get extra points or stagger the starts. When you stagger, you can choose how to play even more, either go by point totals, challenges completed in the allotted time, a treasure hunt where the game must be played in a progressive manner, and pick what works best for you.
Show a leaderboard!
If you choose to do so, you can even have a leaderboard displayed that shows the fastest times or most points earned in the game that can be presented to the activities staff for a prize or celebration. Each game will have a dedicated facilitator available live to answer any questions throughout the event.
Any questions about our Know Your Campus Scavenger Hunt? We’d be glad to answer your questions about this game or our other programs to make your orientation a smash hit! Check out our Scavenger Hunt Themes page to see all available options.
Don’t forget to check back with our blog for more fun and engaging event ideas for college students throughout the year! You can also follow the fun on our social media, like our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat!
Reach out today to book any of these or our other events and programs. Call us today at 800-993-NEON or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Let’s make your next event extra special, together!