About The Challenge

President Biden wants as many Americans as possible to get vaccinated. Doing so is critical to saving lives and helping our country return to normal.

While a significant portion of older generations have received the shot, younger Americans lag behind. It is time for younger generations to get their shot. We’re all in this together: Ensuring that young people join their parents and grandparents and get vaccinated will not only keep them safe, but it will also protect their families and communities by reducing the risk of giving the virus to someone else.

The White House and the U.S. Department of Education are inviting colleges and universities across the country to join us in our efforts to end the pandemic by signing up for the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.

Participating colleges commit to taking three key actions to help get their campus communities vaccinated: engaging every student, faculty, and staff member; organizing their college communities; and delivering vaccine access for all.

This effort will build on the program announced by the President Biden on May 11th that matches certain high-enrollment community colleges with partners in the federal pharmacy program to provide vaccination opportunities to students and their communities.

The Challenge also comes on the heels of new federal efforts announced in early May that make it easier and more accessible for Americans across the country to get vaccinated by increasing walk-in vaccinations at local pharmacies; supporting smaller pop-up vaccination clinics and mobile units; providing support for community based organizations to hire the staff needed to increase vaccine access; investing in education efforts about the vaccine in underserved communities, as well state and local vaccine outreach efforts; increasing vaccine availability and outreach efforts, as well as testing and mitigation, in rural communities; and launching a plan to reach newly eligible individuals age 12-15.

Everyone has a role to play in ending this pandemic, including your college or university. As President Biden stated in looking ahead to July 4th:

In two months, let’s celebrate our independence as a nation, and our independence of this virus. We can do this. We will do this.

The Challenge: 3 Key Commitments

Colleges participating in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge have raised their hands and committed to taking three action steps:

Engage every student, faculty, and staff member

Make sure every member of your campus community knows they are eligible for a vaccine and has resources to find one.

Organize your college community

Lead the way by identifying champions for vaccine efforts across campus and implementing a plan to get as many members of your college community vaccinated as possible.

Deliver vaccine access for all

Meet your community where it is: bring vaccines on-site, and make it easy for students, staff, and faculty to get vaccinated at sites nearby them this summer.

How To Sign Up For The Challenge

Signing up to participate is easy. Below are some FAQs to get you started!

Resources & Materials

Be sure to check back over the summer for updated resources.

For Students

For Institutions of Higher Education

For Everyone

For COVID-19 College Challenge Participants

Challenge Participants


  • Huntsville Bible College
  • Stillman College
  • Talladega College
  • Troy University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Montevallo
  • University of North Alabama
  • University of South Alabama


  • Iḷisaġvik College
  • University of Alaska Anchorage


  • Lyon College
  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
  • University of Central Arkansas


  • Hope International Universtiy
  • Humboldt State University
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Lake Tahoe Community College District
  • La Sierra University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Long Beach City College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Menlo College
  • Middlebury Institute of Intl Studies
  • Moreno Valley College
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles
  • Norco College
  • Ohlone Community College
  • Orange Coast College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Riverside City College
  • Sacramento State
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Solano Community College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Merced
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of La Verne
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California
  • University of the Pacific


  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Anschutz
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado


  • Housatonic Community College
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mitchell College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Paier College
  • Paier College of Art
  • Post University
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Trinity College
  • Tunxis Community College
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Yale University


  • University of Delaware

District of Columbia

  • Howard University
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law


  • Larkin University
  • New College of Florida
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Rollins College
  • Saint Leo University
  • Stetson University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Miami
  • Webber International University


  • LaGrange College
  • Mercer University
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • University of Georgia
  • University of North Georgia
  • Wesleyan College


  • Honolulu Community College
  • Kapiʻolani Community College
  • Kauaʻi Community College
  • Leeward Community College
  • Maui College
  • University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo
  • University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
  • University of Hawaiʻi, West Oʻahu
  • Windward Community College


  • Idaho State University
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • University of Idaho


  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois State Universtiy
  • Illinois Valley Community College
  • Joliet Junior College
  • Lewis University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • National Louis University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oakton Community College
  • Quincy University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Saint Xavier University
  • Sauk Valley Community College
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Spoon River College
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Illinois Springfield
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Western Illinois University


  • Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Purdue University
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • Valparaiso University


  • Iowa State University
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Luther College
  • Mount Mercy University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Upper Iowa University
  • Wartburg College


  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas State University
  • Kansas Wesleyan University
  • McPherson College
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Saint Mary
  • Washburn University
  • Wichita State University


  • Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Midway University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Pikeville
  • University of the Cumberlands


  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • Southern University Law Center
  • Tulane University
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Xavier University of Louisiana


  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maine at Augusta
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent
  • University of Maine at Machias

Maine (Continued)

  • University of Maine at Presque Isle
  • University of New England
  • University of Southern Maine
  • York County Community College


  • Hood College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • Salisbury University
  • Stevenson University
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • Washington College


  • Holyoke Community College
  • Laboure College
  • Lasell University
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and He
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • New England Conservatory
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Essex Community College
  • North Shore Community College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Regis College
  • Roxbury Community College
  • Salem State University
  • Simmons University
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Tufts University
  • UMass Lowell
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Wellesley College
  • Westfield State University
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College
  • Worcester State University


  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Kettering University
  • Kirtland Community College
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Macomb Community College
  • Madonna University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Monroe Community College
  • Monroe County Community College
  • Muskegon Community College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • Oakland University
  • Oakland University William Beaumont SOM
  • Olivet College
  • Rochester University
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • University of Michigan – Flint
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University


  • Inver Hills Community College
  • Macalester College
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universitie
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Normandale Community College
  • Rochester Community and Technical Colleg
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • St. Olaf College
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College
  • Winona State University


  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Southern Mississippi


  • Jefferson College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Kansas City University
  • Missouri State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • St Charles Community College
  • Truman State University
  • Westminster College
  • William Jewell College


  • Little Big Horn College
  • Montana State University, Billings
  • Montana Technological University
  • Salish Kootenai College


  • Little Priest Tribal College
  • Nebraska Indian Community College


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno

New Hampshire

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • University of New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Hudson County Community College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Passaic County Community College
  • Princeton University
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Rider University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stockton University
  • William Paterson University

New Mexico

  • Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Mesalands Community College
  • Navajo Technical University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico State University
  • New Mexico State University Alamogordo
  • New Mexico State University Carlsbad
  • New Mexico State University Grants
  • New Mexico Tech
  • NMSU Doña Ana Community College
  • San Juan College
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New Mexico – Taos
  • University of New Mexico Gallup

New York

  • Hostos Community College (CUNY)
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Hunter College (CUNY)
  • Ithaca College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
  • Kingsborough Community College (CUNY)
  • Kingsborough Community College(CUNY)
  • LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
  • Lehman College (CUNY)
  • Le Moyne College
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • Macaulay Honors College (CUNY)
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Maria College
  • Medaille College
  • Medgar Evers College (CUNY)
  • Mercy College
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Nassau Community College
  • New School
  • New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Niagara County Community College
  • North Country Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Orange County Community College
  • Pace University
  • Pratt Institute
  • Queensborough Community College (CUNY)
  • Queens College
  • Queens College (CUNY)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Rockland Community College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Siena College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Francis College
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College

New York (Continued)

  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Sullivan County Community College
  • SUNY at Stony Brook
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Broome Community College
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • SUNY College of Optometry
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
  • SUNY Empire State College
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Old Westbury
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Purchase
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Syracuse University
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Ulster County Community College
  • Union College
  • University at Albany
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Rochester
  • Vaughn College
  • Westchester Community College
  • York College (CUNY)

North Carolina

  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Louisburg College
  • Mars Hill University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Robeson Community College
  • Saint Augustine’s University
  • Shaw University
  • University of North Carolina, Asheville
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University

North Dakota

  • Sitting Bull College
  • United Tribes Technical College


  • Lorain County Community College
  • Malone University
  • Miami University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Owens Community College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Terra State Community College
  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Findlay
  • University of Toledo
  • Wittenberg University
  • Xavier University


  • University of Central Oklahoma
  • University of Oklahoma


  • Lane Community College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Linn Benton Community College
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • Oregon State University
  • Portland Community College
  • Portland State University
  • Reed College
  • Southern Oregon University
  • University of Oregon
  • Willamette Univeristy


  • Juniata College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Messiah University
  • Millersville University
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Moravian College
  • Moravian University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Northampton Community College
  • Penn State University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Temple University
  • The University of Scranton
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of the Sciences

Rhode Island

  • New England Institute of Technology
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Roger Williams University
  • University of Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Tri-County Technical College
  • Univeristy of South Carolina Upstate
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • Wofford College

South Dakota

  • Sisseton Wahpeton College


  • Lane College
  • Maryville College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Tennessee-Martin
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee Southern
  • Vanderbilt University


  • Lone Star College
  • McMurry University
  • Midwestern State University
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Temple College
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Southmost College
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • Trinity University
  • Univeristy of the Incarnate Words
  • University of Houston
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • University of the Incarnate Word


  • Ogden-Weber Technical College
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • University of Utah
  • Weber State University
  • Westminster College


  • Landmark College
  • Middlebury College
  • University of Vermont


  • James Madison University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Marymount University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Patrick Henry Community College
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Wesleyan University


  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern Indian College
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • Seattle Colleges
  • Seattle University
  • Tacoma Community College
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College

West Virginia

  • Marshall University
  • West Liberty University
  • West Virginia University


  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
  • Lakeland University
  • Lawrence University
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • St. Norbert College
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
  • Waukesha County Technical College

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