Seven Huskers have been named winners in the third week of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s voluntary COVID-19 Vaccine Registry giveaway.
Offered through Aug. 13, the weekly prize drawings are open to all students (undergraduate, graduate and professional-degree seeking) and university employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and register their status with the online registry. Eight prizes are awarded weekly: seven to students and one to faculty/staff.
Seven awards were announced July 26. Those winners, their colleges/departments and prizes are:
- Julia Stephenson, Arts and Sciences (dining dollars)
- Mohammed Riaz Ur Rehman, Engineering (Husker gear)
- Matthew Romer, Engineering (semester of weekly 60-minute massages)
- Makayla Champoux, Arts and Sciences (semester of weekly 60-minute massages)
- Ming Yuan, Business (smart watch)
- Rhiannon Carlile, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (dining dollars)
- Colin Meiklejohn, associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences (season tickets for two, Husker football)
One additional student prize is yet to be claimed in the third week of the giveaway.
Announced June 23 by Chancellor Ronnie Green, the registry allows all vaccinated undergraduate, graduate and professional degree-seeking students, as well as faculty and staff, to record their status and earn an entry for prize giveaways. Participants also earn an exemption from university plans for regular saliva-based COVID-19 testing in the fall.
Participants are eligible for the weekly prize drawings, as well as grand prizes. For students, the grand prizes consist of five awards worth a year of resident undergraduate tuition and fees ($9,872). For faculty/staff, the grand prize is a trip for two to watch the August 2022 Husker football game in Ireland.
The six weekly drawings for smaller prizes (including meal plans, Husker gear, massages, free parking and Husker ticket packages) will continue through Aug. 13. Grand prize drawings will be held after Aug. 15. A full list of prizes is available here.
Winners are notified every Friday afternoon via emails sent to the addresses provided to the voluntary vaccine registry. Those selected have 72 hours to respond and accept the prize award.
The registry allows users to submit their name, NUID number, preferred email, affiliation with the university, details on vaccine type and dates received, and to upload documentation. The registry is open to all students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated. All vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and recognized by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department are accepted for the registry and the prize drawing. Details are available in the registry.
Details on vaccination availability can be found here.
More details on the university’s plans to return to primarily in-person, full-capacity instruction; the voluntary vaccine registry; and weekly prize drawings are available on the university’s COVID-19 website.