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BigOrangeAdventureThe Graduate Student Senate will host a scavenger hunt, dubbed “The Big Orange Adventure,” to benefit the UT Libraries on Saturday, April 5.

The race will take place on the UT campus. Check-in is at 9:00 a.m. at the outdoor amphitheater between Hodges Library and the Humanities Building, and the hunt begins at 10:00 a.m. This event is open to the public.

Registration is $15. Registration is available online.

For several decades, the Graduate Student Senate has sponsored the “Love Your Libraries 5K” to benefit the libraries. Profits from the race are donated to help the libraries provide De-Stress for Success activities during finals week. This year, the format of the race has changed to a scavenger hunt.

Teams of four to six members will race around campus searching for clues and completing tasks in order to figure out the location of the finish line. At the start of the race, participants will receive race packets, which will include a map, the rules of the race, and a list of items around campus that can be photographed and posted to social media for the #BigOrangeAdventure hashtag wars.

Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers and to the team that posts the most hashtagged items. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes awarded to the best theme costume and Best UT-themed costume.

Learn more about the scavenger hunt online.


Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,

Kathryn Abrahamsson, Graduate Student Senate (

Megan Venable Smith, UT Libraries (865-974-6903,