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2019 Dance Marathon Shift Selection Process

For the year, BuckeyeThon will be transitioning to a new shift selections process for the 2018 Dance Marathon. The purpose of this transition is to provide a unique and unparalled experience for all Team Members through encouraging Team Members to attend with their teammates. 


How will the shift selection process work?

When registering, Team Members will simply choose a team to be a part of. He or she will not select a Dance Marathon shift to attend. Following registration closing on November 16, 2018, all Team Members will receive an email detailing the shift selection process.

In mid-January all Team Members will receive an email assigning him/her a shift selection time. This time will be determined by the average fundraising amount per team. All members of a team will have the same assigned shift selection time. 

At the time his/her shift selection window opens, the Team Member will receive a second email with the link to a form to fill out preferencing his/her Dance Marathon shift. Team Members will be able to select a shift from that time until the shift selection process ends. 

Each shift will have a cap per demographic. These demographics are as follows: Residence Halls, Greek Life, Scholars Programs, Large Student Organizations, Small Student Organizations, and Recreational Sports Organizations. Each demographic will have spots for half of its Team Members in the Scarlet shift and half in the Gray shift. Once the cap for one shift within the demographic has been reached, Team Members will be unable to select that shift. 


What is the timeline for this process?

January 18, 2019 - Team's average fundraising will be pulled and shift selection date and time will be assigned based off of this data.

January 20, 2019 - Team Members will receive an email from BuckeyeThon with his or her shift selection window date and time. On the date and time you are assigned, you will receive a second email from BuckeyeThon including a link to the shift selection form.

January 25, 2019 - Team Members will receive a confirmation email including his or her shift and further details about attending the Dance Marathon. 

What if I have a conflict?

If you have a conflict that prevents you from attending either of the Dance Marathon shifts (work, travel, etc.), please contact with your name, team, conflict, and prefered shift. We will work through each conflict on a case by case basis.