You like adventure? You’ve always wanted to be on Survivor? This is where you’ll find all the necessary information to decide whether or not you have what it takes.
- Entering & Exiting the Gait
The participants must spend a maximum amount of time at The Gait from January 21 to January 28
You cannot enter/leave the Gait except to go to the bathroom, the shower, your classes, or the confessional room. If you need something from your home or the library, you must send someone to bring it to you.
Signing In and Out: You will be asked to sign in and out every time you enter and leave The Gait. The sheet will be accessible with the supervisor at the time.
Going To Class: You will have 10 minutes to go to your classes and 15 minutes to come back. You are expected to provide your class schedule to the organizers prior to the week starting.
Confessional: You can leave at any time to go to the confessional for a maximum of 10 minutes at a time. You can go to the confessional as many times per day as you’d like. More details provided below.
Showers: Using the Sportsplex showers. You have 30 minutes to go take a shower from the minute that you leave the Gait. You must sign up during select showering times and be accompanied by a chaperon. You must leave the showers in the same state that you found them.
Bathroom: Only one person can go to the bathroom at a time. You have a maximum of 15 minutes per bathroom session.
- Rules for In the Gait
Since you will be passing your time in The Gait, it is evident that all the rules that apply during bar hours apply to you during this time as well. Having said this, you should always make sure to always have your BU ID on you.
Food: We will provide food (limited portions). The only food allowed in The Gait will be the food provided by the Gait and organisers. All other food will be confiscated.
Your stuff: You are entitled to 1 bag of stuff (either a duffle bag, a carry on or a backpack) and will need to bring your own things to sleep in (separately). We will be able to store your stuff securely during the daytime and all events in locked storage.
Putting Away: The Gait will be open during its regular hours during the week; however, you will be asked each morning to have your personal items put away by a time set by the supervisors.
Sleeping: Your curfew will be established each night by the supervisors. Please respect the sleeping hours of the other participants.
Alcohol: Consuming alcohol is not allowed before the end of the daily challenge. You can drink when the bar is open but due to our liquor permit, cannot bring outside alcohol into the bar.
There will be a challenge every day that will give way into an elimination. For the first few days you will be participating in group challenges, for the second half of the game you will be taking part in individual challenges. The nightly tribunals are public, invite your friends to the Gait to cheer you on!
Schedule: The schedule of challenges will be announced to you to night before each challenge.
How it works: The rules of each challenge will be announced right before the challenge of the day. You will have 5 minutes before each challenge to ask questions which will then be added to the rules. There will be penalties for those who do not follow the rules.
Referee: The Referee has the final word when it comes to rules and regulations. If you think a rule was not respected by the referee or is they made a biased decision, you can bring forward an official complaint to the ombudsperson who will look to see if the rule was respected or not. (See Ombudsperson section).
Immunity or Advantage: The winner or winning team of the challenge bring home immunity for the tribal council that night. Certain challenges permit you to win advantages which will be outlined in the challenge rules.
- Hidden Immunities
One or more immunities will be hidden in the in The Gait or in the location in which the challenges are held. Maybe they will be hidden from the beginning of the competition, maybe they will be hidden throughout #suspense.
Hidden Immunities are transferable, this means you can do what you want with them when you have them. (Keep them or give them)
See the paragraph about tribal council to find out when and how to use them
Attention: Hidden Immunities will not be usable once there are less than 5 participants in the game.
- Tribal Council
There will be at least one tribal council per day (except for the first day of the competition). Every council will have one or more people leaving the adventure.
Schedule: The schedule of the tribal council will be given you the day before.
How it works: Tribal council will be filmed. During the team portion of STG, the team which brings back the immunity will not need to participate in the Tribal Council. During the individual phase everyone will attend tribal council.
It will work like this:
- Talkback about the events of the day: The Hosts will ask you questions regarding the challenges and life at The Gait. You can take this moment to convince the other candidates not to vote for you.
- Challenge Immunity (only during the individual phase): The hosts will propose that the person who received the individual immunity during the challenge of the day if they’d like to transfer it to someone else.
- Voting Phase: One at a time, the participants will have the chance to vote privately in the voting box.
- Hidden Immunity: If someone has a hidden immunity, they will be able to use it at this time. (Either for themselves or for someone else) Reminder that this immunity must be used before there is only 5 contestants left.
- Announcement of Votes:
In the case of a tie, we will redo the vote between only the two whose votes were tied. The two contestants in question will not be able to vote during this time.
- If there is another tie, the other players have 5 minutes to agree as to who should be eliminated.
- The person with the most votes leaves the game. It is their choice if they’d like to leave some of their food for the others or leave with it. They will then be asked to give a final testimony in the confessional before being asked to come back at the end of the competition for the final vote.
- Final Tribal Council
All 10 participants come back to be the jury for the final tribal vote. Every member of the jury can ask each of the finalist a question, the finalists will then have the opportunity to influence their vote. Then, we vote for the winner and the person with the highest number of votes wins “Survive The Gait”.
The Confessional room will be located in the Accessible bathroom in the Gait for the entire duration of Survive The Gait (unless told otherwise) It will be accessible at all times. At the location, there will be a phone with a camera.
You can go to the confessional as many times a night as you’d like but remember that your session cannot pass 10 minutes you can also be as many people as you’d like.
Here are the different penalties that can occur if you do not respect the rules:
Entering & Exiting
- Leaving/Entering without signing in and out: We add a vote against you at tribal council.
- Late coming back from your classes: You get a disadvantage for you or your team in the next challenge.
- Late coming back from your shower: You can’t shower the next day
- Showers aren’t left clean: No one is allowed to take their shower the next day.
- Late coming back from the bathroom: Lose a ration of food.
Rules for Life at The Gait
- Caught with food from outside: food is confiscated, and you lose a ration of food.
- You don’t pick up after yourself: You must clean up after the next bar open night (help bar staff pick up glasses, sweep floors, do dishes for your team)
- You don’t respect curfew: Depending on the gravity of the situation your penalty could go from not being allowed to shower to being eliminated from the game. (RESPECT THE OTHER PLAYERS.
- Alcohol: The organizers have the right to not allow you to participate in a challenge or to exclude you from the competition if you have not respected the alcohol regulations.
- No drinking permitted before daytime challenges.
- Drinking allowed during tribal council.
- You shouldn’t be hammered before any official Survive The Gait Activities.
- Kicked Out Of The Gait: If you get forcibly removed by any Gait employee or Marshall during Gait events, you will be removed from the competition.
- Referee, Supervisors, & Ombudsperson
Supervisors: They are in charge of life in The Gait during the day. They control the entrances and exits of the participants and verify that the rules of Life in The Gait are respected.
Referee: The person responsible for upholding the rules and regulations during the challenges and during the day.
ATTENTION: The Ref & ONLY THE REF is responsible for the decisions and complaints relative to the rules and regulations during challenges.
All other authorization given by another person (Supervisor, Gait Manager, SRC Exec, BSR Member…) without referring to the referee will not be valid and will merit a penalty.
Ombudsman: Is the supreme court judge for Survive the Gait. This person’s decisions are non-negotiable. They have the final say on any complaints or changes requested by participants when they feel the referee has made an unjust call, they will always ensure that the rules are respected. You can contact the Ombudsperson if you feel you or your team has been judged unfairly.
Complaint Procedure: If you feel as though someone in The Gait has not respected the rules, let the supervisor know and they will contact the referee on your behalf so that they can assess the situation and take appropriate action (warning or penalty).
Complaints against a Referee: The Ombudsman will be available to take your complaints many times throughout the day.
* For a complaint about refereeing during the game, your complaints will be accepted up to 30 minutes after the challenge is finished.
* For a complaint during any other time of the day, inform the supervisor and they will speak to the ombudsman on your behalf – the ombudsperson will then come see you at their earliest convenience.