2023 State Finals

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Lock Haven University

Snow date: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Campus Map

Our interactive map includes Prop Unloading locations, competition sites, and all of the buildings we’re using on the Lock Haven campus. And – it shows your current GPS location when you use your phone!

Please only park in these designated PA Odyssey of the Mind parking lots:
8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22

Other parking lots are not available to us because of other events on the Lock Haven campus.

Lot 19 has room for bus and truck parking.

Competition Sites

1 – Vehicle
Pirates and the Treasure
I & IIZimmerli Gym 1
1 – Vehicle
Pirates and the Treasure
IIIEast Campus Gym
2 – Technical
Because iCan
IEast Campus Gym
2 – Technical
Because iCan
II & IIIEast Campus J101
3 – Classics
Walls of Troy
I & IIISloan Band Room
3 – Classics
Walls of Troy
IIRobinson Hall of Flags
4 – Structure
Where’s the Structure?
Structure Problem info…
I, II, IIIZimmerli Gym 2
Weigh-in room near the gyms
Structure Problem info…
5 – Performance
The Most Dramatic Problem Ever!!!
I & IIISloan Auditorium
5 – Performance
The Most Dramatic Problem Ever!!!
IISloan Countdown Theater
SpontaneousI, II, IIIRaub Hall

Merchandise, Awards Ceremony, RegistrationThomas Fieldhouse
Food & Drink – Bentley Dining Hall
Lock Haven Admissions Presentations – Price Auditorium starting between 3:30 – 4 PM

Food Service: Bentley Dining Hall

Cost for lunch is $13 per person and $5 for children under 7. Pay for an Odyssey ticket near the Starbucks/Market on the 2nd level before going to the Upper Bentley Dining Hall.

Upper Bentley Dining Hall: 9 AM to 3 PM –and– 4:30 to 7 PM
Starbucks and Market: 9 AM to 3 PM
Chick-fil-A will be closed

Lock Haven Athletics Concessions will also be available near the East Campus competition sites.

There are also several restaurants within walking distance of the Lock Haven campus. Here are some nearby restaurants listed on Google Maps.

Frequently Asked Questions

How early can we get in to our prop storage?
Doors open at 7 AM to all the buildings with competition sites.

Bus and truck parking?
All buses and trucks should park in Lot 19 on Railroad Street, near the Student Rec Center and Art Annex. Here’s a Google Maps link.

Parking for cars?
Cars driven by coaches, judges, parents, and other spectators may park in parking lots 8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22. Please only park in the designated Odyssey of the Mind parking lots as there are other events happening at Lock Haven University on Saturday. Here’s a Google Map showing the available parking lots.

What teams will advance to World Finals?
This year, teams that place 1st and 2nd (including ties) and/or receive a Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award will advance to World Finals. Unlike last year, teams placing 3rd will not advance to World Finals – unless the team receives a Ranatra Fusca.

I’m a judge. How do I find out about my judging assignment?
Your state problem captain will reach out to you with information about your judging assignment. If you have any questions, you can find your problem captain’s contact info here.

What if I have any other questions or concerns?
Email AskOMER@paodyssey.com and OMER will deliver your message to the right person for an answer! We are happy to help answer your questions. Please do contact Lock Haven University directly, as they won’t be able to best help you.

Lock Haven University Admissions Presentations

LHU Admissions will provide an informational presentation to students and their families starting between 3:30 and 4 PM at Price Auditorium, across Glenn Road from Bentley Dining Hall. High school students are encouraged to check it out!

Google Map link | Lock Haven University Admissions

Helpful links

2023 Odyssey of the Mind Program Guide
PA Odyssey on Facebook
PA Odyssey on Instagram
Odyssey of the Mind HQ on Facebook
Odyssey of the Mind HQ on Instagram