DeLand, FL - New and returning Stetson University students are being offered several incentives to get vaccinated for COVID-19 before the fall semester. One key incentive being offered is the chance to win free tuition for a year.
“Right now, about 28% of the Stetson community has reported their vaccination status to the university, and our goal is 70-80% by the start of classes in August,” said Raymond Nault, vice president of Enrollment Management. “To help reach that goal we are offering students a variety of incentives, including one year of free tuition to two lucky students.”
Per a Stetson University press release:
"To be entered for a chance to win free tuition, new and returning students can voluntarily
submit an internal form along with proof of their vaccination status, such as a vaccine card, by
July 25. Once they have submitted the form, they are entered into all drawings for which they
You can register online at cas.stetson.edu but you will need a Stetson username and password
A high vaccination percentage is an important step, according to Nault. He says that the campus could return to a more normal environment, allowing more students more freedom to attend athletic games, large events like homecoming, theater productions, and concerts, and to participate in academic competitions in person.
“This is just one more way to allow students to enjoy a true Stetson experience on campus,”
said Nault, “and Stetson is at its best when it’s face-to-face.”
The two full-tuition awards will be announced on July 30, but weekly drawings begin June 11
and run through July 30. You can find information on COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 policies, COVID-19 testing, reported cases, and information on the incentives on the Safer Stetson website.