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Bobcat Treasure Hunt - Fall 2022

The Division of Undergraduate Education & Summer Session invite all new and continuing undergraduate students to participate in the Bobcat Treasure Hunt to kick off fall semester, 2022!

The hunt will open on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7am, and will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

What is it? The Bobcat Treasure hunt is a game where participants play to complete all of the tasks in the hunt. In this treasure hunt, students will visit a series of campus locations and answer UC Merced related questions to have a chance to win an award.

  • There are two hunts for fall 2022, one for NEW UC Merced students and a second for CONTINUING UC Merced students. 
    • New Students are students admitted starting UC Merced fall 2022 (including students admitted for fall 2022 who took Summer Session or Summer Edge classes).
    • Continuing Students are students who joined UC Merced in spring 2022, or earlier

Why would I participate? To learn about UC Merced student services and interesting campus locations, make new friends along the way, and be entered into a drawing to be guaranteed grant funding for Summer Session units and Campus-Based Fees for summer 2023!

How do I join? Download the Scavify app and register using your UC Merced email address to create your account. Make up your own username and create a unique password! Once you have created an account, join the correct hunt and complete all the tasks. 

How do I play? The hunt is organized to take you around campus and help you learn about important campus resources. By following the tasks in order, you will make the most of your time and energy. Tasks can include GPS check-in, QR code scan, taking a picture of a location-specific item, or even answering a question about the location. You do not have to complete the tasks in order, but all the tasks must be completed correctly for you to be eligible to win a prize.

How do I play if I don't have access to a mobile device? If you do not have access to a mobile device, please come to Student Services Building (SSB) 216 for an alternate method of completing the hunt, or reach out to Summer Session (summersession@ucmerced.edu) for assistance.

How can I win? By completing the correct treasure hunt! Every UC Merced undergraduate student who completes the correct hunt (New Student hunt or Continuing Student hunt) will be entered into the drawing for that hunt.

What will I be entered to win? The drawings are for guaranteed grant funding for UC Merced Summer Session unit fees and campus-based fees in summer 2023. 

  • First Prize -grant funding for eight (8) units + campus-based fees for Summer Session 2023. 

  • Second Prize - grant funding for six (6) units and campus-based fees for Summer Session 2023. 

  • Third Prize - grant funding for four (4) units and campus-based fees for Summer Session 2023. 

The guaranteed grant funding must be used at UC Merced in Summer Session 2023.


RULES & INFORMATION

  1. You must be a current UC Merced undergraduate student to be eligible for the drawing.
  2. You must create/register your Scavify account using your UC Merced email address, but you can make a username of your choice. Create a unique password to protect your identity! UC Merced email address will be used to verify the identities of drawing winners and only undergraduate students registered with their own UC Merced email address will be eligible to win a drawing.
  3. You will only be entered into the drawing one time, even if you complete the hunt more than once.
  4. You can only win by completing the correct hunt before the hunt ends. The hunt will open on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at 7am, and will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
  5. New students must complete the new student hunt and continuing students must complete the continuing student hunt to be eligible to win a drawing for the hunts.
  6. The drawing winners will be awarded grant funding in summer 2023. To claim the financial aid the winner must be enrolled in Summer Session 2023 and must apply for financial aid to be awarded.
  7. The drawings have no cash value and may not be transferred in any way or applied to any other academic term or to other student bill items.
  8. The grant funding may only be used by the winning student at UC Merced in Summer Session 2023. If a winner is unable to use their grant funding, an alternate/runner-up will be identified. UC Merced all six awards used in summer 2023! 
  9. The drawings are for guaranteed grant funding for Summer Session unit fees and Summer Session Campus-Based Fees, and do not include any guarantee of grant aid/financial aid for other expenses.
  10. The grant aid may only be applied to units and fees related to Summer Session at UC Merced and are not transferable to another campus or program. 
  • The prize drawing is for UC Merced undergraduate students enrolled in fall semester, 2022.
  • Drawing winners must be active and matriculated UC Merced students in fall semester, 2022 and Summer Session 2023 to be eligible for the grant award.
  • Undergraduate students who complete the hunt will be added by UC Merced email address to a list of completers for that hunt (New Student hunt, or Continuing Student hunt). 
  • An email address will only be entered one time into the drawing. 
  • A random generator will be used to select three winners, as well as a list of alternates. 
  • Should a drawing winner not be able to use their award, the award will be offered to the next alternate on the list. 
  • We will do all we can to ensure all three awards for each drawing will be used by UC Merced undergraduate students in summer 2023.