Bulletin #6
November 7, 2019

Nov 9 Events Parking Notice - Arrive by 9:30 a.m.!
Riverside will be having the Veteran’s Day parade again this year starting November 9 at 10 a.m.. They will be blocking Magnolia and 14th Street which are two major streets.

Those who attempt to arrive after 9:45 a.m. should expect delays.  Click here for the recommended route for anyone arriving after the Veteran’s Day parade starts.

RCC is hosting MULTIPLE events, including events for high school and elementary students. Please arrive early and drive cautiously on campus.

All participants are strongly encouraged to arrive by 9:30 a.m.

Did you remember to...

  • Print, Sign, and Bring these required forms
    • Site Waiver (one per person)
    • Photo Release (one per team - coaches and guests can sign the same form as the team; on-site coaches need to sign only one form)
  • Parking: Please download the event parking form , print the name of your institution, and display the form on your dash once you park.
  • Know the NAME of the TEAM you are on. If you do not know, ask your coach prior to checking in onsite.
  • Have a plan for storing non-permitted items; e.g. electronics; cell phones; eRead-able material. http://socalcontest.org/current/rules.shtml

Where do I park?

Riverside City College is located at 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506.

Park in any of the white striped spaces.

Recommended lot: Parking structure on Magnolia and Terracina. #36 on the Campus map.

A link to the RCC campus map can be found at http://www.rcc.edu/about/parking/Pages/Campus-Map.aspx.

Did you want to bring?

  • DOMJudge or other technical documentation
  • Pencil, pen, paper (ruler, protractor, etc.)
  • Mascot (stuffed animal)
  • Kleenex, umbrella, jacket/sweatshirt
  • Printouts and Resources: Campus Map, Schedule for the day, books, etc.

Lunch News Update

Habit Burger is the only provider for lunch. There are no "special" lunches this year.

RCC is a Smoke-free Campus

RCC is a smoke-free campus - this includes all public areas and parking lots. See  https://www.rcc.edu/services/deanstudentservices/Documents/General/student-activities-smoking-policy.pdf.

When should I show up?

Due to the multiple scheduled events at RCC, we strongly advise all participants to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Those who attempt to arrive after 9:45 a.m. may not be able to find a way onto campus until the parade is over at 2 p.m. If you are NOT planning to attend the onsite orientation, you may check in from 10-11 a.m.

Note that lunch and the warm up are split into two groups that have been assigned by INSTITUTION. Find your group here.

Schedule Notes

The on-site orientation is an OPTIONAL event. If you do not plan to attend it, you may wait in the cafeteria or on the lawn. Please do not wait in the MLK lobby. Please note: the Snack tent will NOT be open until after the Contest starts. On-site check in will remain open in the lobby until 11 a.m. If you arrive after that time, please ask one of the volunteers to find the Registrar for you. No adjustments will be made if a team arrives after the contest starts (the team will be permitted to participate for the remainder of the contest).

How do I check in?

  • A greeter will direct you to the correct starting station.
  • You will be given contest materials (badges, etc.) when you sign in. Once you have completed the sign-in process, please exit the MLK lobby. If you are a contestant, please distribute the materials to your team mates. Contiental breakfast will be available in the cafeteria.

Non-Contestants (Coaches, Guests & Others)

  • You will be directed to a check-in station to pick up your badges and other materials.
  • Coaches who will be onsite should sign a site waiver.
  • Coaches and guests can sign the same photo release as the team; on-site coaches need to sign only one form.

Contestants - One person per team checks in for the entire team.

  • The person checking in should collect all the signed Photo Releases and Insurance Waivers from their teammates before getting in line. To reduce the wait times, please print and sign your forms ahead of time.
  • If there are any problems with your registration (i.e. you do not have your forms, if you have issues with your registration, if there are changes to team composition or spelling, etc), you will be asked to go to the Issue Resolution station where the changes will be made and--if needed--new badges printed for you. You will then return to the back of the check-in line to continue checking in.
Contestant Station 1:

Turn in the Photo Releases and Insurance Waivers for your team

Contestant Station 2:

Get badges, password tent card and other materials.

Non-Contestant Station:

Turn in the Photo Release (if you haven't signed the team photo release) and Insurance Waivers and get badges and other materials.

Eat! Food! Snacks!

Breakfast: Continental breakfast will be available in the cafeteria located in the student center. #13 on the Campus Map.

Lunch: Your lunch ticket will reflect the choice you made on the Google form. If you made NO choice, the default selection is a Grilled Beef Burger. Cheese is optional and on request. No substitutions -- we have committed the counts with Habit Burger.

There are no gluten-free buns but you can have your food wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. Monitors will be present-please show them your ticket. No one without a ticket will be served and there are no replacement tickets.

Snacks: Snacks will be available AFTER the contest starts--not before. The snack tent will be up before then. Please do not make the volunteers have to tell you "no."

Dinner: There are no dinner tickets. There will be cheese, cheese-and-veggie, and cheese-and-pepperoni pizzas. No-cheese pizzas are limited in quantity. Please do not take the no-cheese pizzas unless you requested it on the meal form.

When do I get my T-shirt?
T-shirts will be distributed by RCC volunteers before the Contest starts. An announcement will be made telling you how and where to get them.

No food or water in the Labs

...or anywhere in the MLK building. This is our host's rule, and we do want them to continue to allow us to use their facilities. There are drinking fountains near the restrooms.

Special Needs / Allergies

There is a place on your profile for you to identify any special needs. This year, more than one person has reported allergies to various things, including peanuts and melons. This is a reminder to you to never bring food into the lab, to try and make sure there is no food detritus on your hands or clothes, and, to be sure and not accidentaly bring any snacks into the close quarters of the lab. We would very much like to avoid any issues in this area, and really appreciate your cooperation.

For the Competition

To make the competition more enjoyable for everyone, we would appreciate your cooperation with the following:

  1. Wear your official contest T-shirt OUTSIDE of your other clothing (this includes jackets and sweatshirts).
  2. Wear your badge on the OUTSIDE of your clothing, where it can be seen easily. Your T-shirt and badge must be visible at all times.
  3. No food or drink in the lab. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  4. DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING in the lab until told. This includes mousepads, mice, screens, keyboards, wires, USB drives, pens, pencils, papers, etc. Do not log in. Do not clear the screen. Put your permitted materials down, sit down, and wait. You will be told when to start.

During the Warm-Up

  • Coaches and guests may join you.
  • Bring any materials, electronic or otherwise, you want into the lab (no food or drink).
  • You may speak to anyone you like.
  • When you login, DO NOT change the password you are given.
  • If you lose your password, see a contest official who will give you the original password. If you change your password and forget it, you will have to start over completely from scratch.

During the Contest

  • Only contestants, volunteers and staff are permitted in the contest areas. No coaches.
  • Only permitted materials.
  • You may speak to your team members, officials and lab volunteers only.
  • SHHH - Please keep your voices down during the contest. We understand the contest gets very exciting, but please do your best.
  • No external communications.
  • Time to return a response for a submission may be longer than in previous years due to the record number of teams.

After the Contest

  • Pizza dinner will be available in the Bradshaw Student Center.
  • At the end of the contest, the judges always receive a flood of submissions. Given the record number of teams, expect the final results to take longer than previous years.

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Bulletin release dates

Bulletin - Main Topic
Release Date
Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines
Food and Parking Passes
Deadline to Alter Teams; Environment
Schedule for the Day; Required Forms
Last Minute Announcements and Reminders