COVID-19 Vaccination Incentives

Coach Sam Pittman is RazorBACK Ready. Pat Walker Health Center offers on-campus COVID-19 vaccine appointments for University of Arkansas students, employees and spouses of students/employees. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 479-575-4451.

All vaccinated students – regardless of vaccination date – have multiple opportunities to win a number of prizes this semester as the University of Arkansas offers incentives for COVID-19 vaccination to help support a healthy and successful fall semester.

Weekly drawings for prizes begin Sept. 1 and will be held throughout the semester for all vaccinated students who enter. At least 15 prizes – including three $500 scholarships – will be awarded each week.

Currently unvaccinated students can become eligible as soon as they are vaccinated and 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.


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.

Weekly Drawing Incentives for All Vaccinated Students

All vaccinated students – regardless of vaccination date – are eligible for the weekly drawings that begin Sept. 1, but must enter 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 two (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 opportunities 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.

Students must be currently enrolled to be eligible.

Prize winners agree to allow the university to utilize their name and/or likeness to publicize the effort. Previous winners are not eligible for future prizes.

Students who receive federal financial aid and/or grants, or university scholarships should consult with Student Financial Aid to assess any potential impact the prize might have on existing financial aid packages. Please email

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.

Additional Incentives Offered by the City of Fayetteville

Students – who become fully vaccinated between Aug. 17, 2021 and Oct. 15, 2021 – are also eligible for $100 vaccination incentives through the City of Fayetteville. Apply now. The application deadline is Nov. 1, 2021.

While state law prevents mandating it, COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged. Vaccination is our primary means to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Let’s get RazorVAXED Razorbacks!