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Gator Vaccination Incentive Program

Deadline for $30 GatorCash is Sept. 30

UHD’s voluntary Gator Vaccination Incentive Program (VIP) launched earlier this month, and students, faculty and staff have until Thursday, Sept. 30 to receive $30 in GatorCash for signing up. All vaccinated UHD Community members can simply upload a photo of their vaccination cards to a designated Gator VIP registration link to participate.

GatorCash is applied to UHD Gator ID Cards and can be used at all on-campus restaurants. GatorCash for VIP participants will be applied to your account the week of October 4, 2021. Learn more About UHD Gator ID Card.

Some participants may also receive one of the following incentives:


  • Student Debt Waiver (Up to $3,500)
  • One Year of Free Tuition & Fees
     students and faculty & staff can participate are available at the Gator VIP website. Questions on Gator VIP can be sent to gatorvip@uhd.edu.
  • One Semester of Free Tuition & Fees
  • One year of free parking
  • One semester of free parking
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

Faculty & Staff

  • One year of free parking
  • One semester of free parking
  • $100 Restaurant Gift Card
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card

Details on how

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.