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DOTS Back-To-School Scavenger Hunt

Terps: get acquainted with your transportation options and unique campus landmarks by participating in our Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt, Wednesday, September 12 to Friday, September 14!

How it works

Each day, five numbered DOTS bus trinkets (total of 15 for all three days) will be hidden in various locations across campus. The numbers correspond to prizes of varying value, including three chances to win a month of free parking! Clues for each trinket will be revealed on Instagram Stories and Twitter each day of the competition.

How to play

  1. Follow DOTS_UMD on Twitter or Instagram.
  2. From September 12 to 14, watch for the clues that we will post on our Twitter and Instagram.
  3. Once you see a clue, find a bus trinket!
  4. Take a selfie with the trinket and post it on either Twitter or Instagram, tagging DOTS_UMD. You may also DM us your picture. NOTE: If your account is private, we will not be able to see your selfie! DMing is the best option for you.
  5. Keep the trinket and use it to redeem your prize at the DOTS Transportation Fair on Tuesday, September 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Hornbake Plaza.


  1. One prize per contestant per day.
  2. Contestants may only win a free month of parking once.
  3. If you are unable to redeem your prize at the DOTS Transportation Fair on September 18, you may coordinate a time to pick up your prize at the DOTS office after September 18.

Prizes include

  • 30-use pin code redeemable at pay station visitor parking locations
  • Annual mBike bikeshare membership
  • Portable battery pack
  • Maryland branded socks
  • Water Bottle
  • Chick Fila chicken sandwich

Look for this Bus Trinket

Bus trinket