Answers to #FindUW

This building is home to Badger Bash, a rock climbing wall, bowling alley & movie theater.  - Union South

Cows on campus are milked twice a day to provide UW-Madison with the delicious ice cream made and served here.  - Babcock Dairy Store

BONUS - Winner of lab of the year in 2012, this building will help you discover science, technology and great food.  - Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building

This dining hall near Lakeshore, newly renovated in 2013, is the first one on campus named after an African American.  - Carson Gulley Center

Helen’s fave color was purple, not white. To update her image, she could consult design experts at her favorite late-night library.  - College Library Design Lab

Em3rgency rooms won’t admit computers but this brand-n3w counter can cure what3ver virus ails you.  - DoIt East Campus Mall Location

BONUS - This 2.5 acre public garden and outdoor teaching space near the shores of Lake Mendota is open 365 days per year.  - Allen Centennial Gardens

BONUS - Your campus chauffeur lets you hop on for free. We’ll make this a freebie: get on the 80.

BONUS - Rub his foot but don’t sit on his lap unless you’re wearing your graduation cap!  - Abe Statue

Feeling sick? A bit blue? Can’t sleep? Or have the flu? Come to us and we’ll take care of you.  - University Health Services

By the Kohl Center is where we dwell; your premiere place to Play Hard. Get Fit. Live Well.  - UW RecSports at the SERF

BONUS - Come to the place of last second shots, court storming performances and watching Badgers on ice.  - The Kohl Center

Let your mind wander to the oldest gym on campus where 2,300 students begin their study abroad journeys each year.  - IAP Office

Where Campus Meets The World - over 4,500 Visa holders use this office to stay in legal status & learn about life in the USA.  - International Student Services

I was home to athletes & soldiers; now I’m the place for students looking to lead; Move upstairs & up in the world with this Center!  - Center for Leadership & Involvement

This building is lovingly referred to as the living room on campus & has legendary outdoor chairs colored yellow, orange and green.  - Memorial Union

What is a trilobite? Find out at the Geology Museum in Weeks Hall- the bonus clue to double your chances of getting Toms shoes!

How Do I #FindUW?

UW-Madison is known nationally for its successful social media presence, with hundreds of accounts stretching across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Foursquare. It also has historic buildings, a 935-acre campus and countless resources for first-year students and upperclassmen. Combine these elements and you’ve got #FindUW, a social media scavenger hunt coming up Friday, September 6th.

The event also provides an introduction to campus social media, which has become a key information source for students and method of engagement and customer service between students and campus units. How can you play? It’s easy.

- Follow @UWMadison, @UWNewStudent, and @UWVIP on Twitter and watch #FindUW.

- Participate with a team or by yourself and head to the first floor of Union South with a smartphone starting at 1pm.  Look for the big #FindUW sign and red Bucky, tweet a picture with #FindUW and receive a clue to the next location. 

- For every picture your team tweets, you and your teammates will be entered into a prize drawing. The more locations you find throughout the contest, the better your chances of winning.

- Watch #FindUW to look for bonus clues all over campus to win additional prizes. The bonus clues will not lead to other clues, but they give you a better chance to win! Have fun, explore campus, get info, and win prizes. It’s a win-win-win-win.

The event is being coordinated by the Center for the First-Year Experience and Visitor & Information Programs along with University Housing, #UWSocial and University Communications and Marketing.

Questions? Email newstudent@studentlife.wisc.edu or tweet to @UWNewStudent or @UWVIP. Users can download Mobile UW for Android or iOS to make it extra easy to navigate campus landmarks.

Rules for Participation & List of Prizes


To participate, contestants must be following UW First Year and UW VIP on Twitter and contestants must authorize themselves to be followed by @UWNewStudent and @UWVIP. The #FindUW Scavenger Hunt date is September 6, 2013 between 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Participants must be currently enrolled UW-Madison students.

If you are participating as a group, one team member with a smartphone must register their Twitter handle and the other group members’ names with #FindUW. This is in order to allow each team member to be eligible for prizes! Registration can be done here: 

                Qualtrics survey: https://s.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bln4AuMp74t5LJb&Preview=Survey&BrandID=buswisc 

During the day of the #FindUW Scavenger Hunt, students can come to the first floor of Union South and begin the hunt starting anytime after 1 p.m. At Union South, students should find the #FindUW sign and receive their first clue. Another clue is provided at each subsequent stop.
Each time a participant or a team solves another clue and makes it to the next campus location, they must tweet a photo of the location at @UWNewStudent or @UWVIP and include the hashtag #FindUW. Each time they tweet, they will be entered into a drawing for grand prizes. At each clue location, there will be a #FindUW sign near a table of staff members from that campus location greeting students and giving out small prizes.
Throughout the afternoon, @UWNewStudent and @UWVIP will be tweeting out various bonus clues, where there may not be a #FindUW sign or a staff member. However, if the team or participant gets the answer correct, and tweets a picture of the location at us, they will be entered into the drawing again.

HOW TO CLAIM PRIZES: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from qualified entries received at clue locations. Winner will be notified by their wisc.edu e-mail or Twitter account 1 day after the drawing. If prize winner cannot be located within 3 days, an alternate winner will be chosen. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of valid entries received for the #FindUW Scavenger Hunt.

ELIGIBILITY: The #FindUW Scavenger Hunt is only open to all currently enrolled UW-Madison students.

GENERAL: By participating in this contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judge. By entering the #FindUW Scavenger Hunt, contest entrants agree that they may receive, via mail or electronic mail, promotional materials from UW-Madison and/or other participating sponsors. All entries are subject to verification at the sole discretion of the sponsors, and are void and will be rejected if mailed or containing typographical, mechanical or other errors. Prize may not be transferred or assigned prior to award of prize and no substitutions are allowed, except by the contest sponsors, due to prize unavailability. Cash will not be rewarded in lieu of stated prize. Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release, and any applicable forms required by tax authorities. Winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state or local taxes. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, address (city/state) and/or likeness in advertising, promotion and public relations efforts, and winner grants UW-Madison all rights to said use, without additional compensation. Winners agree that the University of Wisconsin and their advertising, promotions, distribution, and judging agencies, affiliates and employees shall have no liability in connection with acceptance, operation, or use of the prizes awarded. The drawing is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

WINNER’S LIST: For a list of winners, visit http://finduw.wisc.edu
Sept 7, 2013.