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Scarlet Scramble

The Scarlet Scramble is a 24-hour campus and city adventure for teams of five to ten students that takes place in the spring. The event challenges teams to complete challenges, answer trivia questions, and decode clues to earn points and prizes. Participating students will build community, learn about new resources on campus, learn more about the storied history of the university and celebrate the year while showing how much they know about Ohio State and the city of Columbus.

Scarlet Scramble 2015
Begins March 27 at 6 p.m.
Ends March 28 at 6 p.m.  (No clues are given out between 2 and 8 a.m.)

Register online by March 9!

Register your team at by March 9. After your team is registered, you will be directed to pay the $50 team registration fee online. Team payment is due before Scarlet Scramble begins March 27.


Contact Ryan Provost at


Q: Can my team compete with less than 10 members?
A: Yes, as long as there are 5 first-year students and the team must pay the full $50 registration fee.
Q: Can I participate if I do not have a team to sign up with?
A: Free agents will be placed on a team together as they register.
Q: Do we have to stay up and participate all 24 hours?
A: No. This is an open competition, so teams can solve as many or as few clues as they desire, during whatever time-frame they desire. No clues are given out between 2 and 8 a.m.
Q: Does my whole team have to be present to solve clues?
A: For trivia based clues, no. For picture based clues at least half of your team must be in the picture. For activity clues when competing against other teams, you must have the number of team members the activity dictates.