Incentives Now Available for Vaccinated Students, Weekly Drawings All Fall

Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Sam Pittman
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Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Sam Pittman

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Get vaccinated. Get rewarded. All vaccinated students – regardless of vaccination date – have multiple opportunities to win a number of prizes during the fall semester as the University of Arkansas has launched an incentive effort for COVID-19 vaccination to help support a healthy and successful fall semester. Vaccination is our primary means to mitigate the spread of the virus. 

Weekly drawings for prizes will begin Sept. 1 and will be held throughout the semester for all vaccinated students who enter. Currently unvaccinated students can become eligible as soon as they are vaccinated and have entered to win. 

Each week, at least 15 prizes including three $500 scholarships will be awarded to vaccinated students who have entered to win. New winning names will be drawn randomly each week. So, the sooner students get vaccinated (and enter), the sooner they become eligible for the weekly drawings. 

Enter to win.

Proof of vaccination (defined as one dose of Johnson & Johnson or second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) will be required to claim prizes. 


All vaccinated students – regardless of vaccination date – are eligible for the weekly drawings that begin Sept. 1, but must enter to win. New winners will be randomly chosen on a weekly basis from among the vaccinated students entered to win.

  • $500 Scholarships (45 opportunities to win) 
  • $100 Parking Permit Credits (250 opportunities) 
  • $100 Bookstore Gift Cards (17 opportunities)
  • $100 Chartwells Dining Gift Cards (5 opportunities) 
  • Razorback Football Tickets + Parking Pass (6 opportunities to win, 4 tickets each)
    • Set of 4 tickets, plus parking pass, to one of the following games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium:
      • Rice (Sept. 4)
      • Texas (Sept. 11)
      • Georgia Southern (Sept. 18)
      • Auburn (Oct. 16)
      • Mississippi State (Nov. 6)
      • Missouri (Nov. 26) 
  • Grand Canyon backpacking trip (1 opportunity)
    • Hike in the beautiful Grand Canyon National Park over Thanksgiving Break! Enjoy 4 nights and 5 days deep within the walls of America’s largest canyon. This trip is suitable for beginners, but participants are expected to carry everything they will need for four days in their backpacks as they hike in and out of the canyon.
  • Buffalo River Canoe Trip for 2 (1 opportunity for 2 students)
    • Spend 4 days canoeing the Buffalo River! This trip will take you through the Buffalo River Wilderness, one of the most pristine watersheds in our part of the country. Sleep on the banks, paddle the calm waters, cook great meals, and see places that not many others get to see!
  • Weekend Camping rental package for two (1 opportunity for 2 students) 
    • Includes a two-person tent, two sleeping bags with pads, a two-burner stove and cook set. 
  • Weekend Mountain Bike rental (1 opportunity)
    • Includes a full-suspension mountain bike and helmet. 
  • Walmart AMP Voucher Packages for two (5 opportunities for 2 students) 
    • Events include: 
      • Pitbull – Sept. 8 
      • Machine Gun Kelly – Oct. 2 
      • Thomas Rhett – Oct. 3 
  • Walton Arts Center Voucher Packages for two (7 opportunties for 2 students)
    • Events include:
      • Huntertones (Starrlight Jazz Series) – Sept. 10
      • The Truth Has Changed (10x10 Arts Series) – Oct. 7 
      • Raj Suresh: 4,000 Days (Mosaix) – Oct. 23 
  • TheatreSquared Vouchers for two (15 opportunities for 2 students)
    • Good for two prime tickets to any 2021 TheatreSquared performance (reserve ahead to guarantee seats).
  • Faulkner Performing Arts Center Event Tickets (1 opportunity, 4 tickets)
    • Four tickets to enjoy a performing arts event at this magnificent campus venue this fall or next spring.

Previous winners are not eligible for future prizes. 

Special thanks to Razorback Athletics, Walmart AMP, Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared, Faulkner Performing Arts Center, University Recreation, University Bookstore and Chartwells for providing incentives for students. 

While state law prevents mandating it, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged. 

Let’s get RazorVAXED Razorbacks!  Additional details about the incentive effort are available on the university’s COVID-19 Response site.   

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.


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