SCP-4767
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SCP-4767's current logo, constructed from subject testimony. The Latin inscription roughly translates to "Please Wear Pants".

Item #: SCP-4767

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Non-Foundation dream studies are to be monitored. Any that deal with school-related dreams are to be shut down where possible, or otherwise are to be fed false information that will lead them away from the existence of SCP-4767.

Description: SCP-4767 is an anomalous university existing in the shared unconscious states of a small percentage of the human population.

SCP-4767 was discovered during a Foundation-led study into common dream patterns. While logging information about school-related dreams and nightmares it was noted that a statistically-significant number of subjects had consistent descriptions of the size, faculty, surrounding environment, and specific architectural details of their setting. The similarity of these descriptions among subjects was too high to be disregarded as coincidental; however, they matched no known institute of learning. Further investigation revealed the existence of SCP-4767, known on-campus as “Dream State University” or “DSU”.

Affected subjects describe SCP-4767 as a mid-size college campus with Gothic and neoclassical architectural styles, surrounded by woodlands. Subjects routinely describe the layout of SCP-4767 as “confusing” and “labyrinthine”, reporting difficulty in remembering and finding the location of their classrooms; Foundation researchers have managed to put together a functional map of SCP-4767 based on these descriptions which indicates that every discipline's classrooms are spread seemingly-randomly across all buildings instead of located within one or two. Subjects additionally report severe confusion about class scheduling and exceedingly-difficult examinations, the two issues often compounding when they realize that they are required to take a test for a class they were unaware they were rostered for. Analysis of the contents of these tests reveals they routinely pertain to facts currently unknown to any human, such as but not limited to:

  • Prove P=NP (SHOW YOUR WORK).1
  • Analyze the main themes and character motivations in Act II of William Shakespeare's Cardenio.2
  • What is the identity and purpose of dark matter? Who created it?3
  • Why does entropy increase over time? Under what conditions does entropy reset?4

Approximately 1% of the human population report dreams of SCP-4767. The majority of affected individuals score significantly higher on mental aptitude tests than baseline averages, but no other known correlation between subjects exists.

Addendum 4767-a: Interview Log, 01/21/2018

Members of MTF Omicron Rho (The Dream Team), using a combination of lucid dreaming techniques and sleep-inducing drugs, were tasked with infiltrating and investigating SCP-4767. Abortive first-contact attempts revealed that direct queries resulted in the faculty of SCP-4767 informing agents that “non-students are not permitted on-campus”, followed by SCP-4767 demanifesting.

On 01/21/2018, Agent Sandoval – who had reported dreams of SCP-4767 prior to selection for the task force – was able to access SCP-4767 by identifying herself as a student. After locating the administration building, Agent Sandoval was repeatedly referred to a vast number of bureaucratic employees until she was finally referred to one who identified itself as “Collegiate Counselor Zaxxon-3”, hereafter referred to as SCP-4767-1. Agent Sandoval reports that SCP-4767-1's visual appearance is that of a middle-aged Caucasian male with grey, thinning hair and the face of her seventh-grade English teacher. The following interview details are self-reported by Agent Sandoval.

Addendum 4767-b: Formal request for additional study

Date: 02/01/2018

From: Agent Lauren Sandoval
To: Site Director Colin Barkin

Request ID: A86DN975DNSK
Request details: To be kept unconscious in a medically-induced coma for four years in order to investigate effects of graduating from SCP-4767

Date: 02/09/2018

From: Site Director Colin Barkin
To: Agent Lauren Sandoval

Request ID: A86DN975DNSK
Status: DENIED

Response details: The faculty had severe difficulty distinguishing between you and the tens of millions of humans we know to be affected by SCP-4767. The Foundation is not interested in finding out what happens when one affected subject graduates and the as-yet-unknown student loan debt becomes due.

Date: 02/09/2018

From: Agent Lauren Sandoval
To: Site Director Colin Barkin

Subject: Re: Request A86DN975DNSK
Correspondence: But what happens if we flunk out?

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