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Art Heist at UR!

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in a game that combines a heist mystery and an escape room.

President Crutcher has been framed for stealing a valuable work of art, but he claims to be innocent. The College Deans have been named as suspects. Find art on campus and solve puzzles and clues with the help of QR codes to solve the mystery and exonerate President Crutcher!   

Art Heist at UR! begins at the scene of the crime on the Forum. Players will find the map with X's that mark the locations of each puzzle or clue. Take a picture of the map for your use but leave it behind for others. Please remember to not touch the art. 

The Heist takes place Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, and players can begin the game any time during these days. 

Rules of Engagement
  • Detectives should register for the game at
  • Detectives may work alone or in groups of up to 4. Larger should break into smaller groups.
  • Wear your masks when working together on the Heist, inside or outside of buildings.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance when cracking a clue.
  • Use the hand sanitizers provided by each location.
  • Remember to follow all standard COVID-19 safety protocols. 
The Timeline
  • Art Heist at UR! takes place Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, and players can begin the game any time during these days. 
  • Gameplay can be completed over a course of a couple of days and is not timed.
  • Do not feel the need to rush through to complete the Heist in one sitting. 
  • If you see a group at a clue, please give them space until they are done.
  • When your group has finished reading a clue, please back up to allow other groups to play.
The Prize

Teams/players that successfully complete the Heist will be entered into a raffle for a prize!

Question about the Heist?

For more information about the Heist, contact Martha Wright at