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We need our community to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Current Vaccination Rates

  • 36.14%
  • 25.33%

Our best defense against COVID-19 is for everyone to get vaccinated. Vaccination rates are updated Tuesdays by 2 p.m.

Want these rates to increase? Tell us that you're vaccinated. If you're not vaccinated, get vaccinated.

Last updated on June 15, 2021.


Vaccination Incentive Program

WVU's vaccination incentive program, which will begin July 1, is intended to increase the number of students, faculty and staff who verify their vaccination information by the Aug. 1 deadline.

Incentives include, but are not limited to:

  • Free Chick-fil-A
  • Free Starbucks
  • Free meal plans, Mountie Bounty and Dining Dollars
  • Adventure WV trips
  • Guaranteed football or basketball student season tickets
  • Free textbooks for a semester
  • Barnes & Noble shopping spree
  • $500 deposit into a student organization of choice
  • Dinner for 6 with President Gordon Gee at Blaney House
  • Additional WVU prize packs

Those who have verified their vaccine will be randomly selected throughout July to receive a variety of these giveaways. Winners will be notified via email. Official rules and a finalized list of giveaways will be available by Thursday, July 1.

If the University reaches a 70% vaccination verification rate by Aug. 1, the University is also committed to holding a large concert like FallFest at some point this academic year.

Learn more about vaccination deadlines, where to go to get vaccinated and the program in the story on WVUToday.

Take Action

Vaccines are our best defense against COVID-19 and its variants.

Tell Us You're Vaccinated

Already vaccinated? Use the Vaccine Verification System in StarRez to add yourself to the University’s count by Aug. 1. You’ll be asked for:

  • Your WVU ID (look up WVU ID)
  • Vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer)
  • Vaccination date(s) and location(s)
How to Enter Your Vaccine Info (PDF) Video: How to Verify Your Vaccine Log Into StarRez

Get Vaccinated

Vaccine availability can be found at, regardless of where you're spending your summer.

Vaccines continue to be readily available across the country.

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Have Concerns?

We understand you may be hesitant to take a vaccine. If you have concerns, please speak to a health care provider to learn more.

You may contact WVU Medicine Student Health at 304-285-7200 or reach out to your primary care physician.

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What You Need to Know

Campus looks a little different. From classroom and dining changes to PPE requirements, we’ve adapted our routines.

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You may find yourself in entirely new situations (like quarantine). Use these lists to determine what you should and shouldn’t do.

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WVU has partnered with the Monongalia Health Department to offer community testing on campus throughout the summer.

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Do Your Part

We’re all in this together. Our safe return to campus relies on everyone taking responsibility.

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Get Vaccinated

The University strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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Maintain Good Personal Hygiene

The safety of our community depends on our commitment to simple day-to-day hygiene measures, like frequent hand-washing.

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Wear a Mask

If you're not vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask inside all University facilities and outdoors when around other people.

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Self-Monitor for Symptoms

Know the symptoms of coronavirus — and stay home if you’re experiencing any of them.

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Community and Media Contacts

Are you a faculty or staff member or a student? Please submit a question or email the help team.

Are you a member of the media? Visit the WVUToday Media Center for more resources.