CLUE FAQs

What is "CLUE"?

The CLUE is a smart phone based scavenger hunt; you'll complete tasks around campus to collect points and earn prizes. Come "Get a CLUE" with us to

  • Connect with others on campus,
  • Learn about resources available to help you succeed,
  • Utilize services available around campus, and
  • Engage in campus activities. 

Visit the main CLUE webpage for more info.

Who can play?

  • Current undergraduate or graduate MTSU students in any major (especially CBHS students!) can play the game and win prizes.
  • Non-students (faculty, staff, parents, friends, former students, etc) are welcome to play the game but are not eligible for prizes

Can I play if I'm enrolled only in online classes and can't come to campus?

Yes! :) If you are enrolled only in online classes, you can request a virtual version of the scavenger hunt that can be played completely online. If you win any of the prize drawings, you can choose to have your prizes mailed to you instead of picking them up in person.

How do I win?

To be entered for the top prize drawing, you must complete all 6 of the required tasks and at least 10 of the optional tasks (2 in each of the 5 categories). You can be entered to win smaller prizes by reaching the points goals listed below. Each person can win a maximum of one prize drawing.

What can I win?

2022 prizes will be announced in September

  • Grand prize: Complete all of the required tasks, plus at least two optional tasks per section
  • First prize: Earn 100 points
  • Second prize: Earn 50 points

Earn 200 points to have your name listed on our virtual Wall of Fame and receive a printable certificate!

Do I have to complete the tasks in order?

No, the tasks don't have to be done in any particular order.

How many points do I have?

We don't have a way to display your ongoing points total. However, we've created a handy little points calculator that will help you keep track! :) When you click the link, you'll see a blue box that says "Make a copy". Click on that to get the points calculator, save it to your own Google Drive, then follow the instructions on the calculator to use it.

Can I start the game early or end late?

The scavenger hunt will begin at 7:00am on Monday, September 19; the clues and submission form will not be available until then. The game officially ends on Friday, September 23 at midnight; while you are welcome to continue playing after that time, be aware that you will only be entered to win the prizes you qualify for by Friday at midnight. Watch for an email over the weekend regarding whether you won a prize. If so, the prize pick-up date will be Monday, September 26.

Help! I can't solve this clue!

If you're stuck on a task, try asking a friend for help! :) However, if you're still stuck, let us know

Couldn't I just say I did the "I did this" tasks and not really do them?

For some of the optional tasks, you'll simply check a box to confirm that you completed the activity. Yes, you could just mark that box without actually completing the task; these are completely on an honors system. However, we expect you to "play fair" and do the activities. This is a great opportunity to practice your academic integrity. It's sort of like brushing your teeth every day--you might be the only one who knows whether you really do it or not, but you're also the one who will benefit most if you do! :)

 

Technical Issues

I accidentally submitted an answer with a different email address! What should I do?

Easy fix: Just submit a new form for that task with the correct email address. Then let us know which incorrect email you used so we know to delete the incorrect one.

I can't edit and/or submit the form to register or for one of the tasks.

Try two easy fixes first:

  • Try to open the form in a different browser on your phone or computer. It should work on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. We haven't tested Safari extensively but believe it should work there also. If you're having trouble in one browser, though, try another to see if it works there!
  • Try to open the form on a different computer, especially if you're having trouble on your smart phone. Go to one of the several labs on campus, or borrow a friend's computer for a few minutes!

I can't find the heading I'm supposed to click on.

If you're on a computer, it's often on the left side of the page, the "left nav" (if it isn't in the main section in the middle). If you're on a phone, click on the "hamburger menu", the three horizontal lines at the top right of the screen. You'll see a few links that are common to every MTSU webpage, then you'll see the the "left nav" links for that webpage.

If I need to miss class to finish the tasks, can I get an excuse note?

No, please do NOT skip class for this activity (or for an advising appointment, or any other avoidable reason)!! We're so happy to hear that you're enjoying the scavenger hunt :) but class attendance is very important. Work your scavenger-hunting around your class schedule and study time, please!

Other Issues

If you are still having trouble after reading through the above FAQs, please let us know