The University of West Florida dining services introduced their first ever campus-wide scavenger hunt. The hunt began Nov. 26 and ended Nov. 30. To participate in this event, students were asked to dine at the following campus locations and make 10 specific purchases including an Argo supreme from Terra Juice, a grande pumpkin latte from Starbucks, and blackened fish tacos from Bistro Blue.
After completing the hunt, students gathered the receipts they collected throughout the week and turned them into dining services in Building 22 to claim their prize. The grand prize was $100 in dining bucks and a Coby Snapp Digital Camcorder. Everyone who completed the hunt thereafter received a Papa John’s pizza and 20oz soda.
“Majority of students don’t even know we have a total of eleven dining locations, so the scavenger hunt introduces participants to new food options and locations that they wouldn’t have otherwise known about,” says Malerie Shelton, UWF dining services marketing manager.
The scavenger hunt idea was brainstormed as a way to promote all dining locations on campus and was modeled after similar events at other universities.With the scavenger hunt, dining services hoped to bring awareness to students about the various meal options at UWF and motivate students to try new dining locations they may or may not have prior knowledge about.
The flyer that was posted in volume 43/issue 12 of The Voyager and at dineoncampus.com/uwf, listed all locations and required meals. A dining location map can also be found at dining services website: uwf.edu/foodserv.
Earlier in the semester, dining services hosted a Halloween Feast in the Nautilus Market on Oct. 30. Their next event, the Holiday Feast, will be held in the Nautilus Market as well from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 4. We can also look forward to next semester’s “5 Star Feast” on Jan. 11 and Fat Tuesday on Feb. 12. These events and others in the future can be found online at dineoncampus.com/uwf.
Although the grand prize winner is yet to be announced, Shelton says, “I’m confident it will be something students will be asking for again next year.”
For more info, questions, comments, or concerns, you may contact dining services via UWF email system or call 474-3198.