Grab some friends, fire up your smartphones and tweet like you’ve never tweeted before to win some killer prizes with #FindUW! 
Visit this site starting Friday, August 29 for clues, prizes and contest rules.

Grab some friends, fire up your smartphones and tweet like you’ve never tweeted before to win some killer prizes with #FindUW! 

Visit this site starting Friday, August 29 for clues, prizes and contest rules.

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, August 29th.

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, @HousingUW and @UWMadisonInfo on Twitter and watch #FindUW.

- Participate with a team or by yourself and head to the Chancellor’s Convocation at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 29th at the Kohl Center.  Look for the big #FindUW ad on the ring board, tweet a selfie of you with your entire class (don’t forget to include #FindUW) and you’ve completed your first task. Find more clues on finduw.wisc.edu

- 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 Campus and Visitor Relations along with University Housing, #UWSocial and University Communications.

Questions? Email socialmedia@uc.wisc.edu or tweet to @UWMadisonUsers 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-Madison, UW First Year University Housing and UW-Madison Info on Twitter and contestants must authorize themselves to be followed by @UWNewStudent, @HousingUW and @UWMadisonInfo. The #FindUW Scavenger Hunt runs from 10:30 a.m. on August 29, 2014 to 12 p.m. on September 5, 2014. Participants must be first-year students currently enrolled at UW-Madison.

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 (up to 3 other teammates allowed). This is in order to allow each team member to be eligible for prizes! Registration can be done here: 

                Qualtrics survey: http://go.wisc.edu/finduwsurvey

During the week of the #FindUW Scavenger Hunt, first-year students can visit finduw.wisc.edu for a complete list of clues. 

Each time a participant or a team solves a clue and makes it to that campus location, they must tweet a photo of the location at @UWMadison and include the hashtag #FindUW. Each time they tweet, they will earn a point and be entered into a drawing for grand prizes. If participating as a team, every team member must be present in the photo to earn points. Certain locations will only be available at certain times. 
Throughout the week, @UWNewStudent, @HousingUW and @UWMadisonInfo will be tweeting out various bonus clues. If the team or participant gets the answer correct, and tweets a picture of the location at us with the hashtag #FindUW, they will be entered into the drawing again.

HOW TO CLAIM PRIZES: Winners will be based on amount of points accumulated throughout the week. Winners will be notified by their wisc.edu email 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.

In the event of a tie, a winner will be selected based on the time in which it took for the individual or team to complete the #FindUW Scavenger Hunt.

ELIGIBILITY: The #FindUW Scavenger Hunt is only open to currently enrolled UW-Madison first-year 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, 2014.