TU Vaccine Campaign and Student Incentives (student email) - The University of Tulsa

TU Vaccine Campaign and Student Incentives (student email)

Dear students,

The University of Tulsa is planning for a safe return to pre-pandemic campus life and activities for the fall semester. The surest way to accomplish this goal – and to safeguard against COVID-19 outbreaks and shut-downs on campus – is to promote widespread vaccination of our student body.

Public health experts believe that between 75% and 90% of people need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to prevent community spread and to safeguard against future shut-downs. To date, 27% of our student body has reported to the Alexander Health Center (AHC) that they are fully vaccinated.

To encourage our students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 this summer, TU is pleased to announce a series of student vaccine incentives. Here are the details:

If 75% of our student body is fully vaccinated by July 31, then those students who have been fully vaccinated will be entered into a raffle to win the following prizes:

  • 6 prizes for a President’s Suite Pass at Chapman Stadium (1 winner + 1 guest per home football game)
  • 10 prizes for a free parking pass for the 2021-22 academic year
  • 5 prizes for Athletics Game Day Experiences (guest coaching opportunities, sideline/courtside seating and more)
  • 5 prizes for free coffee at McFarlin Library for the fall semester
  • 10 prizes for priority enrollment for spring 2022
  • 10 pries for priority housing selection for fall 2022

If we reach the 80% student vaccination mark by July 31, we will raffle off the following additional grand prizes to fully vaccinated students:

  • 3 prizes for FREE campus housing for a year (residential students)
  • 3 prizes for a Universal Parking Pass permitting the pass holder to park in any and all TU parking lots on campus for the 2021-22 academic year (commuter students)
  • 5 prizes for up to $2,000 worth of textbooks for the upcoming year (all students)
  • 2 prizes for a new MacBook Air (all students)

To be counted, students must verify their vaccination status by uploading a copy of their COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card to the AHC portal.* Students can track the university’s progress to goal on TU’s COVID-19 Dashboard (updated weekly by end of business on Tuesdays).

Vaccines are available to students at the AHC with no out-of-pocket expense. For your convenience, TU is holding J&J vaccine PODs at the AHC this week (no appointment needed):

  • June 1: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
  • June 2: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
  • June 3: 1-4 p.m.

Please bring your insurance card with you to the vaccine POD. These PODs will offer the single-shot J&J vaccine. Appointments may be made for the Moderna vaccine by contacting the AHC at 918-631-2241.

If you have any questions about TU’s COVID-19 policies, please email covid19@utulsa.edu. Thank you for keeping our community safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Matt Warren
Vice President for Risk Management and Chief Compliance Officer

*Step-by-step instructions on how to upload your vaccination card and/or how to verify that your upload was successful are available here.