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Build Immunity in Our Community Challenge

Fabulous Awards for Building Immunity in Our Community

Cheer on the Flyers with free student season tickets — or watch a game in style from a suite or President Spina's seats. Simplify your commute by parking in President Spina's parking spot for a year — or enjoy a free parking pass. Treat yourself to some UD apparel. These are just some of the awards to be won for joining your classmates, colleagues and co-workers who have stepped up for their own health and the common good of the community to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 

We're making steady progress toward our Build Immunity in Our Community challenge, which aims to have 70% of the campus community vaccinated before fall semester begins. But there is more to be done.  

Every Tuesday and Thursday until our July 1 deadline, UD's COVID-19 Health Reporting Team will draw names through a randomized process to select students, faculty and staff whose vaccine cards have been uploaded to UD's confidential reporting site to receive awards.

Individuals who have uploaded their cards after completing the one-shot vaccine or at least the first shot of a two-shot vaccine are eligible for awards ranging from prime basketball seats to parking passes to Flyer swag.

So be sure to upload your vaccination record - by scanning it or taking a picture with your phone - and check out the awards in the frequently asked questions about the program

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FAQs about the awards program

All employees and students who upload their official COVID-19 vaccination card (after completing the one-shot vaccine or at least the first shot of a two-shot vaccine), which includes your full name, date of birth and vaccine details to the confidential "Report Your Vaccine" portal. 

If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine but want to participate, please email covidhealthreporting@udayton.edu and a member of the health reporting team will contact you with further instructions.

If you've already uploaded your official vaccination card, you're entered for every drawing.

To protect your privacy, only the members of UD's COVID-19 Health Reporting Team have access to your record. A member of the team will contact you with details of your award.


  • President Eric Spina's personal parking space for the 2021-22 academic year or a pass that allows you to park in any lot on campus
  • Two winners will receive President Eric Spina's six 100-level basketball seats for one game 
  • Two winners will receive Provost Paul Benson's four 100-level basketball seats for one game
  • Five winners will receive premium Flyer swag
  • Five one-year employee parking passes 
  • Five one-year student parking passes
  • Five employees will receive one-year RecPlex membership 
  • One student will receive a private bowling night in the Hangar with ice cream and pretzels for up to 10 friends
  • Five students will be offered free student section season tickets for men’s or women’s basketball games for the 2021-22 season. 
  • One suite to a men’s or women’s basketball game (game availability TBD) for up to 10 people with complimentary food and soft drinks
  • The opportunity to host a private pick-up basketball game at UD Arena (up to 15 people) 
  • New awards will be added each week

Awards cannot be transferred or sold.


Some awards may be considered taxable income; appropriate taxes will be withheld, the income reported to the IRS, and required documentation issued to the recipient.


Every Tuesday and Thursday until our July 1 deadline, UD's COVID-19 Health Reporting Team will draw names through a randomized process to select students, faculty and staff whose vaccine cards have been uploaded to UD's confidential reporting site to receive awards. Individuals will be informed confidentially about their award and names will not be disclosed without the winners' express permission. 


You are eligible for the drawings after the first shot of a two-shot vaccine series. But to help the University reach its goal of 70% of the campus community being fully vaccinated, please resubmit your information upon receipt of your second shot.


FAQs about the challenge

The Build Immunity in the Community Challenge aims to have at least 70% of the entire campus community vaccinated by July 1.

Vaccination is the single most important and effective tool we have to return to more normal campus life. 

If we reach our goal, the level of immunity in our campus community will enable the Path Forward team to ease more restrictions and requirements depending on the state of the pandemic — especially those most important to you.

To support building immunity in our community, report your vaccination now and view the campus dashboard to see how UD is progressing toward our goal.

In July, we will share how the vaccination rate will shape the fall semester, and whether our approach will need to change.


We realize there are a number of reasons why individuals can't get the vaccine. We also realize there is a minimum level of immunity we need to reach in order to have a more normal campus life. In working with our medical panel, we established a threshold for the University to begin easing restrictions. We need everyone to do their part to help protect the community.


If we reach this goal, the level of immunity in our campus community will enable the Path Forward team to ease more restrictions and requirements depending on the state of the pandemic — especially those most important to you. This could include:

  • Easing requirements for face coverings, as appropriate and based on pandemic conditions.
  • Opening University residence halls to internal guests.
  • Allowing student organizations to resume more activities, including certain activities off-campus.
  • Allowing more activities, competitions and travel for club and intramural sports.
  • Allowing certain in-person meetings and other ordinary campus interactions to resume.
  • Allowing certain on-campus events — such as Family Weekend, the Speaker Series and Stander Symposium — to resume in-person.
  • Permitting some spectators for on-campus performances and recreational (intramural/club) activities.
  • Increasing capacity for campus spaces, such as in the Chapel, the Hangar, etc.

View the COVID-19 dashboard to see how various groups are progressing toward the goal and track our overall progress.

We will report back to the community in July how the vaccination rate will shape the fall semester, and whether our approach will need to change.


  • Vaccinated individuals can participate in University-sponsored travel in the United States during the fall semester, provided CDC guidance remains the same and provided budgetary and supervisory approval is in place.
  • Vaccinated individuals can participate in education abroad programs once international travel is authorized to resume.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals who have reported their vaccination will not be subject to testing on campus nor subject to quarantine requirements. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone traveling internationally (vaccinated or not) get tested three to five days after entering the U.S. Anyone vaccinated would not have to quarantine.

  • Unvaccinated individuals may be subject to any surveillance and targeted testing the University, in consultation with its medical panel, determines is appropriate based on the nature of the pandemic on campus.
  • Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to quarantine and/or isolate based on the University’s protocols in consultation with its medical advisory panel, e.g., following any travel, if identified as a close contact, if presumed positive, etc.

FAQs about vaccines

Upload your official COVID-19 vaccination card, which includes your full name, date of birth and vaccine details on the confidential "Report Your Vaccine" portal.

The confidential process used for collecting and storing COVID-19 vaccination information is similar to that which all first-year students currently follow to submit their other vaccinations. Your vaccination information will be treated confidentially; it is not tied to employment or academic records.

Once you upload your vaccination record, you should receive a confirmation email from notify@teamdynamixapp.com with the subject line "[Confidential] Report of COVID-19 Vaccination Received."


Yes. Like all other vaccination information collected by the University, your COVID-19 vaccination is treated confidentially. Only our medical providers and those charged with contact-tracing and similar COVID-19 responsibilities will be able to see your vaccine status; all of those individuals have committed to keep such information confidential.

Your vaccine status is not tied to employment or academic records. The confidential process used for collecting and storing COVID-19 vaccination information is similar to that which all first-year students currently follow to submit their other vaccinations.

For certain activities for which vaccination status may be relevant, your vaccination status may be shared with those planning the event. However, this information will be only shared as needed, and on a confidential basis. Additional information beyond mere vaccination status would not be shared.

 


Health experts have said that the duration of immunity after having COVID-19 is variable and could go away as early as three months. Vaccination boosts and extends that protection, thus better protecting individuals and the community.

Individuals who are vaccinated will not be subject to entry or surveillance testing, or required to quarantine as a close contact. Because of the uncertainty about the duration of immunity from having COVID, students who are not vaccinated ⏤ even if they have had COVID-19 ⏤ will be subject to both.


Everyone 16 years of age and older can receive the vaccine.

In Ohio, you can schedule an appointment through the state's streamlined vaccine tool, or book directly with a local provider, such as Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County or Premier Health. New appointments are posted regularly.

For other areas of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a vaccine finder along with other information on COVID-19 vaccines.


The Vatican's doctrinal office has declared it ‘"morally acceptable" for Catholics to take any of the vaccines. 

This video from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops addresses moral and ethical concerns about COVID-19 vaccines, including special considerations about the J&J vaccine.