WHAT IS THE HUNT?

72 hours, 100+ clues, $1,000 prize

Register your team: https://forms.gle/SpYF5PY6JvhYtGRR7

The Hunt is a 72 hour campus-wide scavenger hunt at the end of J-term. This year’s Hunt dates from Thursday Jan. 20th 1PM to Sunday Jan. 23rd at 1PM. Students compete in teams to complete various clues created by the all-powerful Hunt Master, with an award of $1,000 to the winning team.

There are typically just over a hundred clues that are not revealed until the official start of the Hunt. 

Participants can form teams of up to ten students and should come up with a fun name under which they will submit any videos, materials or simple answers to fulfill clues. The more tasks or clues completed, the more points earned for that team. At the end of the three day period, the Hunt Masters will review the materials submitted by each team and determine the winner. The Hunt is capped off by the annual Hunt Gala on Jan. 26th time TBD, where winners are announced and the Hunt Awards are presented.

2022 clues go live at 1:00:00 pm EST on Jan. 20th, 2022.

Example clues of the past:

Clue #19: “Champ, the Lake Monster”

Grainy image of a sock on a stick poking out of ice on Lake Champlain, resembling the Loch Ness Monster
Grainy image of a sock on a stick poking out of ice on Lake Champlain, resembling the Loch Ness Monster

Clue #55: “Bannerweb Strikes Back…”

Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader’s classic duel on Cloud City in the Empire Strikes Back reimagined as a Middlebury sophomore registering for class on Bannerweb

Clue #59: “Each team member must cosplay as their favorite superhero (or supervillain?) continuously from sunrise to sundown on Friday. We want time-stamped evidence every hour, on the hour, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.”

3 students cosplaying as superheroes, Wonderwoman outside the library, poison ivy in proctor dining hall, and Iron man in the museum
Three students cosplaying as superheroes