Consistent with revised CDC guidance, vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are recommended to wear a mask when in public indoor spaces where COVID-19 virus transmission is considered substantial or high.
Students, help Move the Needle on COVID-19 vaccinations.
Move the Needle on COVID-19 Vaccinations
Get vaccinated. Report your vaccination. Get a longer Fall Break!
Let's move the needle on vaccinations! UCO students can make a tremendous difference in our community and on campus by getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Medical professionals and public health agencies indicate that the COVID-19 vaccination is the best defense against severe illness and hospitalization for you and in protecting those around you. The greater the percentage of our campus community that is vaccinated, the greater the chance we have for a fall and spring semester filled with in-person activities and classes.
Plus, UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar is offering a priceless incentive for UCO students this fall!
ONE DAY OFF!
If 50% of UCO students* report and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Oct. 1, the entire student body will get ONE ADDITIONAL DAY of Fall Break in 2021, meaning it will run Oct. 13-15.
TWO DAYS OFF!
If 60% of UCO students* report and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Oct. 1, the entire student body will get TWO ADDITIONAL DAYS of Fall Break in 2021, meaning it will run Oct. 12-15.
THREE DAYS OFF!
If 70% of UCO students* report and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Oct. 1, the entire student body will get THREE ADDITIONAL DAYS OFF for Fall Break in 2021, meaning it will run Oct. 12-15 and Oct. 18**.
*Percentage will be based on the university’s official fall 2021 student census established Sept. 6, 2021, minus the number of current students who have submitted a Certificate of Exemption form (see disclaimer).
Note that information reported via the vaccination self-report form will remain confidential, subject to federal law, and used only to verify status as a student and legitimacy of information on vaccination card.
**We are offering Monday, Oct. 18 instead of Monday, Oct. 11 to meet accreditation requirements.
How to Participate
- Get vaccinated if you have not already done so! Schedule an appointment on campus to get the COVID-19 vaccine now, keep an eye on your UCO email for future vaccination clinics or refer to our list of vaccination resources. Many area pharmacies and stores have walk-in appointments available, including Target, CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart.
- When you are fully vaccinated, self-report your COVID-19 vaccination using our online form. If you previously reported your vaccination (in the spring or summer), please report again using this new form for it to be counted toward the extended Fall Break incentive. You’ll need a photo of your vaccination card or proof of vaccination from the state immunization board to submit with your report.
- Encourage your fellow students to get vaccinated!
Together, we can move the needle on COVID-19 vaccination rates in our community AND get an extended Fall Break!
For questions, email University Communications.
The University of Central Oklahoma in no way endorses or sponsors any manufacturer of COVID-19 vaccinations. By engaging in this incentive, the student is choosing to voluntarily receive the vaccination(s) and assumes all liability therefore. The University of Central Oklahoma is not responsible for any injuries or illnesses occurring as a result of a student obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination.
Students who cannot be vaccinated for COVID-19 due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance and have filed an exemption with the university will be excluded from the official census for calculation purposes. If a student wishes to notify the University of their exemption for exclusion from the official census count, they should complete and submit an undergraduate student or graduate student Certificate of Exemption form to the university. Information submitted in support of an exemption based on medical or sincerely held religious belief will be treated as confidential by the university subject to federal law.