Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program

COVID-19 is a vaccine-preventable disease, and students are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students can schedule an on-campus vaccination through the University’s partnership with Walgreens or find other local vaccine locations at vaccinefinder.org.

As an added incentive, fully vaccinated degree-seeking students enrolled in Fall 2021 classes are eligible to receive prizes as outlined below.

Students vaccinated outside of UHealth must upload a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to their MyUHealthChart account to be eligible. Students who were vaccinated by UHealth or who have already uploaded their card to their MyUHealthChart account are automatically qualified to receive prizes.

In addition to having a chance to win prizes, students who upload their vaccine documentation help our University community better understand the vaccination rates in our community and help us to better plan for the future.


Winners will be randomly selected and notified via their University email address.


  • A semester of eight massages from Herbert Wellness Center
  • One student will win a signed helmet or football from Head Football Coach Manny Diaz.
  • Admittance to a Hurricanes football practice and a photo taken with Sebastian
    • Available for the first five weeks only.
  • $50 Lyft gift card
  • $50 Rathskeller gift card
  • Coca-Cola giveaways (This will include four separate prizes: a pop-up tent, a stainless-steel cooler, a bicycle, and a corn hole set.)
    • Available during the first four weeks only.
  • Two tickets for one 2021 football season game in a suite with Provost Jeffrey Duerk. This includes some University swag and food (no alcohol).
    • Available for the first three weeks only.


  • Cabana Suite at the Biltmore Hotel Pool for one student and seven guests with food (no alcohol)
    • ($700 value: cabana rental, Uber, food)
  • Airline voucher worth $350
  • One winner will receive a University swag basket from the Campus Store.
  • Suite for one game in the 2022 football season for one student and three friends with pre-game field experience (no food or alcohol)
  • Suite for one game in 2022 baseball season for one student and four friends with post-game free throw competition (no food or alcohol)
  • Suite for one game in 2021-2202 basketball season for one student and three friends with game experience (no food or alcohol)

Grand prizes

  • One student will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
  • Two students will receive $1,000 in Dining Dollars.


  • Weekly prizes begin Aug. 27 and run through Oct. 29.
  • Monthly prizes will be awarded in September, October, and November.
  • The grand prize will be awarded on Nov. 5.


Any degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, law, or medical student enrolled in Fall 2021 classes who is fully vaccinated is eligible to win a prize.

Any vaccines received that are approved by the World Health Organization are eligible for submission. Full vaccination protocol as defined by the applicable governing authorities is required to enter the contest (i.e. both doses of a two-dose vaccine).

Terms and Conditions

Winners will be responsible for any federal, state, and local taxes associated with the drawings. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Students must submit valid documentation to the registry by Nov. 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST to be eligible for the grand prize.

All prizes must be claimed by Wednesday, Dec. 8 (last day of Fall 2021 classes). Students are not required to accept a prize if selected.