OMER’s News is the daily newspaper, published each morning of the competition, that keeps you up to date on what’s happening around campus and shares amazing stories from the Odyssey of the Mind community.

This year you’ll find the first issue in print at locations around campus, then subsequent issues will be available digitally via this website and our webapp.

Tuesday/Wednesday issue
Thursday issue
Friday issue
Saturday issue
Sunday issue

Click here to install the “Odyssey Tournament” app or scan the QR code below. Once installed, select “World Finals 2022” to have all the key event details in the palm of your hand!

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Memorial Union Information Desk
(outside Veteran’s Lounge)
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday – Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Parking & shuttle details below:

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Download important numbers and a campus map with shuttle routes here: OM Campus Shuttle Map
Information Desk:
  • Scheman, 1st Floor
    • Tuesday 2pm – 8pm
    • Wednesday Noon – 7pm
  • Memorial Union
    • Tuesday 1pm – 6pm
    • Wednesday through Friday 8am – 6pm
    • Saturday 8am – 4pm
  • Lied Rec Center
    • Friday 9am – 5pm
    • Saturday 9am – 1pm
  • Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
    • Tuesday Noon – 6pm
    • Wednesday 8am – 6:30pm

When you’re not watching team performances, there’s so much to do at World Finals!

  • Pin trading at designated locations throughout campus
  • Explore the Creativity Festival at Lied Recreation Center
  • Having fun at the Iowa State University recreation facilities detailed below

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  • Or explore the greater Ames area!

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Take a team photo! Each team receives one complimentary team photo courtesey of CCI, but you can also order more at the Premier Portraits photo booth found in Hilton Coliseum. Order at the booth or download a form now: Team Photo Order Form and Yearbook Order Form

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Medical Information/Release Form (PDF)

For the safety of all, Clear bag usage is strongly encouraged at Opening and Awards ceremonies in Hilton Coliseum. 

The following bag types are allowed:

  • Plastic, vinyl, or PVC clear totes that do not exceed 12x6x12 inches
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (i.e. Ziploc or similar);
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5×6.5 inches;
  • Exceptions will be made for bags containing items required for medical, family, or child care.

For your convenience, bags that meet this policy can now be purchased at souvenir sites in the Scheman building and Memorial Union.