This page is the source for information regarding the CSU
Housing and Dining Services February 2018 Treasure Hunt. It will
be updated further, as more specific regarding the hunt are made
Conclusion:We have received teams'
submissions and have determined a winner for the hunt.
We will release the results through communication from the HDS
leadership. In the meantime, we have updated each clue with a
solving strategy and the intended solution.
During the hunt team's will receive their clues either through
this web page or, if they prefer, though a hard copy
distribution system within H & D Services.
Below, under the heading "Clues",
each of the five clues will become available at specific times
during the hunt. Once each clue is published to the site the "not
yet released" label will change to "Released" with a link
to that clue. Your team may access and print that clue from the
website or, if you prefer, a paper copy/ies of the clue will be
available through other channels in the HDS.
Additionally if there are modifications to a clue, or if any
team has requested a hint,
there will be a note indicating that modifications have been
made to the clue page in question and the date and time that the
modifications were made(see
sample clue below).
For each clue your team will need to either find either a piece
of information on the CSU campus
These links will be active at the date and time listed:
Sample Clue: Released
- 2/1/18 9:30AM - Will update with solving strategy 2/10/2018
there will be updates coming this morning to most clues.
We've had questions about solving strategies and hints will
be attached to the updated clue pages through the morning,
no firm times are yet set, though most will publish before
Clue # 1 - Monday February 19th 11:30AM: Released Updated 2/23/18 7AM
Clue # 2 - Tuesday February 20th 9:30AM: Released
Clue # 3 - Wednesday February 21st 9:30AM: Released
Clue # 4 - Thursday February 22nd 9:30AM: Released
Clue # 5 - Friday February 23th 9:30AM: Released Updated/Corrected 2/23/18 3:30PM
Final Clue Submissions Due: Monday February 26th 12PM
Each clue requires your team to solve various sorts of puzzles.
The solution to the clue will ask for a piece of information to
be submitted for the final submission. These pieces of
information require that teams collect the information (numbers,
dates, quotes, etc....) from around campus or from other public
While the hunt is under way your team may choose to ask for a
hint or some help. That is absolutely fine and is an expected,
regular occurrence with many Rootles hunts as deciphering the
answers is more important than style points. When each clue is
uploaded there will be an accompanying form that can be filled
out. That form will be delivered to a Rootles representative who
will provide some assistance with the clue. Your team should
understand that this response will be made through the website
for anyone participating to see.
You have two ways to submit your team's answers for the hunt.
Your team may fill out the form below (the easiest for us) or in
an email to john at rootles.com. Alternatively you may print and
pdf to submit your answer sheet, sealed in an envelope, to
Jean West in Palmer, by 12:00PM (noon) on February 26th.