Grace College unveils “escape room” designed by their Math Department

Escape rooms are a nationwide trend, for those seeking a thrill and those hoping to do some team building. They allow groups of people to work together to solve puzzles to “escape”– and they usually have just one hour to figure out how.

Grace College is now part of that trend as they open an escape room developed by mathematics students.

Director of the mathematics program Dr. Kristin Farwell wants it to take off in the community.

“I’m proud of the dedication and creativity these students demonstrated in designing the room,” he said. “I hope that many from the community will make plans to experience the escape room and put their wit to the test!”

The escape room is located in Westminster Hall and is intended for community use.

The cost is $5 for students and $15 for adults, with the funds raised going towards the next escape room design. The bigger picture plan is to make enough money to outfit the new mathematics classroom in the Dane A. Miller Science Complex.

Dr. Farwell is currently scheduling teams of four people for one-hour time slots in the escape room. It is recommended for high-school age and above.