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Vaccine Verification Incentive Program

Verifying your COVID-19 vaccination makes our campus safer ahead of the fall semester — and you could win a prize!

Weekly Giveaway Winners

Students and employees who verified their vaccination were entered in four prize drawings.

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Spirit Week

Spirit Week winners were contacted by email on July 6, 2021, with instructions for claiming their prize.


Books for a semester or $1,500 Barnes & Noble gift card
Kylie Conkle

$250 Dining Dollars
David Prince, Skylar Sweet, Ben Maatman

$250 Chick-fil-A gift card
Erika Wickline, Mary Kunesh

$250 Mountie Bounty
Alex Holcomb, Rachel Gandee, Sara Levengood

$500 donation to a current student organization
Morgan Roediger – Council of Writers
Alex Snyder – Lambda Chi Alpha
Kylie Trent – Any student organization
Luke Wiggs – U92 student radio

Dinner with WVU President Gordon Gee
Maxwell Russell, Madison Wills

WVU prize packs valued at $100 each
Susan Pinto, William Oscanyan, Grace O’Boyle, Heather Henderson, Jodi Goodman

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Sports Week

Sports Week winners were contacted by email on July 13, 2021, with instructions for claiming their prize.


Two pregame field passes for a football home game
Daniel Sadler

Football season tickets
Michael Borkoski, Aidan Sporer

Basketball season tickets
Patrick Nanners, Katlyn Patterson

WVU tailgating prize pack valued at ~$300
Eliza Barker, Tracy Dingess, Grace Falso, Ember Morrissey, Rebecca Thompson

WVU Fan Shirt
Sophia Brown, Bethany Fike, Laurel Heiskell, Eric Myers, Duncan Slade

$25 gameday dinner VISA gift cards
Jainaba Jallow, Ryan Magee, Trenton Straight, Abby Thomas

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Technology Week

Technology Week winners were contacted by email on July 20, 2021, with instructions for claiming their prize.


XBOX Series X console and controller
Alan Barr

MacBook Pro 13"
Danrick Alexander

Dell laptop (Inspiron 15), courtesy of Dell
Nhien Nguyen

iPad Air
Matthew Murray

40-inch VIZIO smart TV, courtesy of STAPLES
Sophia Lopez

32GB Apple TV 4K
Rodney Adlington

GoPro Hero 9
Kasandra Kasten

AirPods Pro
Elizabeth Breckenridge, Mark Hanselman, Cheyenne Holt, Cody Liller

$100 Best Buy gift card
Stasia Callahan, Garrett Fagundus, Madison Johnston, John Keane, Bernardo Martinez Rocamora Jr.

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Adventure Week

Adventure Week winners were contacted by email on July 27, 2021, with instructions for claiming their prize.


Free spot on a domestic winter or spring break program
Manar Hesino

Custom weekend Adventure trip for six
Kathryn Stewart

Aerial teambuilding adventure and lunch for you and your club/organization/residence hall floor (up to 50 people)
Maya Ladhani

$250 of free outdoor gear rentals for a semester
Alexis Grbac

Open enrollment canopy tour for two
Summer Aguiar

$50 of free adventure rentals for a semester
Azlyn Kurtz, Jocelyn Mayo, Brittany Murray, Evan Williams

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WVU Vaccine Verification Incentive Program

Official Rules

  • Eligibility.
    The WVU Vaccine Verification Incentive Program (the “Promotion”) is open only to employees and students of West Virginia University who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, who did not make any purchase or payment for the purpose of entering this Promotion, and who have registered their proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or medical exemption through West Virginia University’s online portal. Students must be registered for classes for the Fall 2021 semester and/or paid their academic deposit. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  • Sponsor/Administrator.
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 is the Promotion Sponsor and Promotion Administrator.
  • Agreement to Official Rules:
    By participating in the Promotion, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  • Timing:
    New incentives will be announced on the following Thursdays in July 2021:
    July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22.

    Drawings will be announced on the following Wednesdays in July:
    July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28.
  • How to Enter:
    Those who have verified their COVID-19 vaccination with the University through are automatically entered. Those who have reported a medical exemption are also automatically entered.
  • Random Drawing and Results:
    The winners of the drawings will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners drawn and verified will be declared the official winners of the Promotion prizes.
  • Prizes:
    A detailed list of prizes will be announced on the following Thursdays (July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22) at

    Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify the winner’s consent that Sponsor/Administrator and its designees may use the winner’s name, likeness, and/or prize information in connection with the Promotion for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.
  • Acceptance of Prizes:
    Winners will be communicated with through their University email accounts on Tuesdays after selections have been made. Emails will come from, and winners will need to accept their prize by noon (12 p.m. ET) the following Wednesday. All potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor/Administrator, whose decision is final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the promotion should so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility, and the potential winning play have been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.
  • Limitations of Liability:
    West Virginia University is not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware, software, servers, etc.; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes.
  • General Rules:
    All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of West Virginia University. Any person who does not meet the eligibility requirements, as defined in these official rules and as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of West Virginia University, is not eligible to win.

    The winner will be responsible for any and all taxes associated with the awarded prize. Federal, State and Local taxes are the sole responsibility of the applicable drawing winners. All federal, state and local laws, applicable taxes, and regulations apply.

    All materials submitted to West Virginia University become the property of West Virginia University and will not be returned. Prizes are nontransferable to any other person, including relatives or friends. Fulfillment of the prize will occur approximately within two weeks after the respective announcement date.

    West Virginia University, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to select and/or change the prize(s) to be awarded as part of this Promotion or end the Promotion prior to all prize winners being drawn.

    Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor/ Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor/Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

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