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Student Vaccination Incentive Program

Updated July 23, 2021

Lakers, Vax-Up! The Grand Valley community is strongly encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Record your COVID-19 vaccination status on your GVSU online self-assessment

Grand Valley students who have received a COVID-19 vaccine have the opportunity to win $100. In an effort to increase the vaccination rate on campus, July has been designated as Lakers Vax-Up month.

The goal is to have at least 70 percent of students vaccinated.The GVSU COVID-19 Data Dashboard shows the vaccination rate of the GVSU community.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best path out of the pandemic and to mitigate the spread of the virus and variants. The vaccine is also the best way to provide the safest campus possible with a more normal classroom and campus environment. 

Details of the incentive program are below.

Vaccination Incentive Program

GVSU students who are vaccinated and record their information in their daily online self-assessment will be eligible to win $100. Drawings will begin the first week of August.

  • 1,000 students will receive $100.
  • Weekly drawings for 250 winners of $100 (August 4, 11, 18 and 25).
  • Winners will have $100 credited to their student account once vaccine verification is provided.

 How Students Can Participate

  • Step One: Get vaccinated.
  • Step Two: It doesn’t matter when you received the vaccine to be eligibleYou have until July 31, 2021, to indicate in your daily online self-assessment you have received at least one dose. Think you already reported? Double check. 
  • Step ThreeIf you are selected as a winner, be ready to provide verification that you were vaccinated to claim the $100 credit.

 How to get a COVID-19 vaccine

 Walk-in opportunities and appointments are available at these clinics:

Many local and state organizations and businesses are offering giveaways at their COVID-19 vaccine clinics. For details, visit

Michigan residents who got at least one vaccine dose have a chance to win several prizes by entering a drawing at

Planning to visit campus?

For everyone’s safety, all visitors, guests and vendors who are coming to any Grand Valley campus must follow campus safety protocols.

Click here for information on the steps you must take before visiting GVSU

Widespread vaccination will allow us to adjust our response to COVID-19. Remember to report your vaccination in your online self-assessment.


Creating a safer environment is a shared responsibility among all who come to GVSU and its off-campus partners. The university is encouraging personal responsibility by providing education, supplies, and resources to assist individuals in following public health guidance and university policy.  As part of our work toward a safe environment, a web-based self-assessment (accessed by phone, tablet or computer) is available for faculty, staff and students. 

  • Employees must complete a self-assessment on any day they are working on campus.
  • Students coming to campus for class or work must complete a self-assessment before coming to campus.
  • While not required, it is expected that all members of the GVSU community will complete the self-assessment daily to support efforts to protect the health of the community. It is strongly suggested that the self-assessment be completed before noon.

The daily self-assessment is simple and quick to complete. The self-assessment is the primary means for us to collect daily information – including weekends – about how the virus is affecting the GVSU community, minimize its spread, promote public health and make sound decisions.

Learn how to create an easy-to-use bookmark for the self-assessment on your smartphone.


A student receives a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Grand Valley students who have received a COVID-19 vaccine have the opportunity to win $100. In an effort to increase the vaccination rate on campus, July has been designated as Lakers Vax-Up month.

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