College Campus Tour Ideas: 25 Ideas for Getting to Know the Local Community

Universities & Colleges Mar 16, 2022

Planning an incoming class's orientation? Think outside the box...literally. Get students excited about their new campus by exploring the local community just outside it!

What do you think of when you hear campus tour? We can bet CollegeHumor read your mind - and the minds of the other 5 million people who watched this skit, nodded, and laughed.

The campus tour can get a bit of a bad rap, but it really doesn't have to be that way. Campus tours are essential for getting students familiar with their surroundings and settling them in, but that doesn't mean they have to be basic or uninspired.

Fostering a sense of familiarity and belonging is so important, especially during (huge!) milestones like transitioning from highschools and hometowns to a totally new campus culture. Keep your tour fresh for your freshmen (sorry, couldn't resist) and send them on a wild GooseChase to get to know not just your campus, but its surrounding community.

Use these 25 Missions to get students familiar with the local infrastructure, businesses, and culture that surround your institution and will - sooner than they think! - make it feel like home.

If you're already using GooseChase to run experiences, you can click the button below to copy this scavenger hunt to your account.

Here's a sneak peek...


Want to create a fun, engaging game for your community? Take a look at our How It Works page to see how easy it is to get started on GooseChase!

Looking for more inspiration?

What is GooseChase?

GooseChase is an online platform that helps organizers create and run digital scavenger hunt experiences for team building, learning, public engagement, or a variety of other events. Sign up and try creating a free recreational game, or contact us to learn more about our enterprise solutions!


Mia David

Integrated Marketing Manager