Posted: 7/09/21

TAMIU Launches “Be A Champ, Get the Shot” Campaign with Prizes; part of National College Vaccine Challenge


TAMIU Be A Champ Logo

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is encouraging its students to help end the COVID-19 Pandemic by being part of a safe and vaccinated campus community.

Dubbed “Be A Champ, Get the Shot,”  the campaign is part of the University's participation in the National College COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.  It will provide participating students entry into multiple drawings throughout the Fall Semester, offering a range of prizes, including Dusty Dollars, Gift Cards from the campus coffee shop and free tuition.

“We’re joining campuses across the nation in this College Vaccine Challenge created by the U.S. Department of Education.  Like our partner campuses, we’re committed to engaging with our campus community, organizing TAMIU for action and delivering on-campus vaccine access,” said University president Dr. Pablo Arenaz.

“We know our community has suffered tremendously with the COVID-19 Pandemic and believe that we have truly turned the corner on this dreaded disease.  We all have a real sense of optimism about a return to a life of expectations.  This campaign is all about encouraging protection of one’s self and others.  We think that’s consistent with our Dustdevil team spirit and giving tradition,” he added. 

To participate in the drawings, students upload their proof of vaccination on a secure site.  They’ll then be entered into multiple prize drawings conducted throughout the Fall semester.

To learn more, visit “Be A Champ, Get the Shot”  at  https://go.tamiu.edu/beachamp

Students who are unvaccinated are still able to participate in the drawings after providing proof of vaccination. Vaccinations are scheduled on campus weekly and delivered by the National Guard. For vaccination schedule visit: https://go.tamiu.edu/student-health

TAMIU Summer and Fall 2021 Registration is now underway. For detailed registration information, visit: https://go.tamiu.edu/registration21  The University also recently announced its Fall TAMIU Books IncludED program which provides all degree-seeking students with all required textbooks and course materials free of charge -- including graduate and online students.

TAMIU’s Fall 2021 plans are focused on a return to a full and vibrant on-campus experience for all students, faculty and staff at its 300-acre northeast Laredo campus. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

For more information, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 956.326.2250, email registrar@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the University Success Center, suite 121.