During World Finals: Competition

Draft and finalized competition schedules will be available in May. Please check back then!

Details regarding floor plans, floor surface types, prop drop off, etc will be made available in the weeks before the event.



Prop storage details will be made available in the weeks before the event.


Dumpsters will be located at or near competition sites to allow teams to dispose of their props, sets, etc.


Teams who wish to ship materials home must register such requests with the ISU Prop Information booth for proper guidance. All teams are responsible to pre-arrange for PREPAID OR C.O.D shipment of any materials requiring return. All returns must be properly packaged and have a prepaid return shipping label AND an orange ISU “RETURN” label attached to each carton. A completed Bill of Lading (BOL) must be attached to the carton/crate(s) for all freight returns.

Props requiring return should be left in the prop storage rooms to allow for ISU Central Receiving to pick up and stage for carrier pick up at Central Receiving. Do not request a carrier pick up at the prop storage location. Schedule return shipments with your carrier after June 1.

Carrier pick up location:
Iowa State University
Central Receiving Facility 2105 East Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010

Shipping hours: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM CST, M-F, full loading dock access

ISU Central Receiving, Odyssey of the Mind and Iowa State University will not be responsible for overages or shortages of payment and/or damage to return shipments.

Deadline to have return shipments registered with Prop Info Booth and properly packaged/labeled is NOON, Friday, May 24, 2024.