The University celebrated its 60th birthday Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a scavenger hunt for students and cake in the Commons.
Founders Day is the anniversary of the date when the University of Hartford was formed. The charter establishing the University was signed on Feb. 21, 1957.
The highlight of the celebration was the University’s scavenger hunt “Where’s Walt.” Students went to 10 different locations on campus to collect letter pieces that would spell out where President Walter Harrison was hiding. Waiting in eager anticipation, President Walter Harrison watched as the winning team sprinted into University Commons with all their letter pieces.
Each member of the winning team got a $25 VISA gift card and an Amazon Echo Dot sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Office of Marketing and Communication.
“It was so much fun. It was a lot of running but we all put our minds together to figure out the clues,” said Faegan Peck, who was on the winning team. Other members included Alexis Barfield, Daniella Mayers, Rachel LIorens, Nina Marie Ayala.
The teams that came in second and third were also awarded prizes sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Office of Marketing and Communication.
After the winners were announced, President Harrison invited students, faculty, and staff for cake and hot chocolate in University Commons. Aramark donated the cakes.
Watch the video to learn more about the scavenger hunt and the Founders Day festivities: https://youtu.be/EhQV8gyD4Tg.