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.

Challenge Participants


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


  • Iḷisaġvik College
  • University of Alaska Anchorage


  • Central Arizona College
  • Dine College
  • Estrella Mountain Community College


  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff


  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Fresno
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • California State University-Monterey Bay
  • California State University Channel Islands
  • California State University Dominguez Hills
  • California State University Maritime Academy
  • California State University San Marcos
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Compton College
  • Concordia University, Irvine
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Hope International Universtiy
  • Humboldt State University
  • Lake Tahoe Community College District
  • Loma Linda University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Menlo College
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles
  • Pasadena City College
  • Riverside City College
  • Sacramento State
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Jose State University
  • 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


  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado University Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Fort Lewis College
  • 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


  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Asnuntuck Community College
  • Capital Community College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Connecticut College
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Fairfield University
  • Gateway Community College
  • Goodwin University
  • Graduate Institute
  • Hartford Seminary
  • Holy Apostles College and Seminary
  • 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


  • Delaware State University
  • Goldey-Beacom College
  • University of Delaware

District of Columbia

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


  • Barry University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Larkin University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Rollins College
  • Saint Leo University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Miami
  • Webber International University


  • Agnes Scott College
  • Brewton-Parker College
  • Emory University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • LaGrange College
  • Mercer University
  • Morehouse School of Medicine


  • Chaminade University of Honolulu
  • Hawaiʻi Community 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


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


  • Augustana College
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Elgin Community College
  • Harper College
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois State Universtiy
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • National Louis University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Oakton Community College
  • Roosevelt University
  • Sauk Valley Community College
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • 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
  • Valparaiso University


  • Central College
  • Clarke University
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Drake University
  • Luther College
  • University of Iowa


  • Haskell Indian Nations University
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Saint Mary
  • Wichita State University


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


  • Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Dillard University
  • Grambling State University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • Tulane University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana


  • Bates College
  • College of the Atlantic
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maine at Augusta

Maine (Continued)

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


  • Bowie State University
  • Harford 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, Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


  • Amherst College
  • Assumption College
  • Babson College
  • Bentley University
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bristol Community College
  • Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • College of our Lady of the Elms/Elms College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Dean College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard University
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Lasell University
  • Lesley University
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Middlesex Community 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


  • Albion College
  • Alma College
  • Bay de Noc Community College
  • Bay Mills Community College
  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Glen Oaks Community College
  • Gogebic Community College
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Henry Ford Community College
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Macomb Community College
  • Madonna University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Monroe Community College
  • Muskegon Community College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • Oakland University
  • Olivet College
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn
  • University of Michigan – Flint
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University


  • Augsburg University
  • Carleton College
  • Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • St. Catherine University
  • St. Olaf College
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College


  • Jackson State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • Tougaloo College
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Southern Mississippi


  • East Central College
  • Jefferson College
  • Kansas City University
  • Missouri State University
  • Rockhurst University
  • Saint Louis University
  • William Jewell College


  • Blackfeet Community College
  • Chief Dull Knife College
  • Fort Peck Community 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

  • Dartmouth College
  • Southern New Hampshire University

New Jersey

  • Centenary University
  • College of New Jersey
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Mercer County Community College
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • Rider University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • Saint Peter’s University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Stockton University

New Mexico

  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Navajo Technical University
  • New Mexico State University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New Mexico – Taos

New York

  • Adelphi University
  • Adirondack Community College
  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Alfred State College
  • Alfred University
  • Bard College
  • Baruch College (CUNY)
  • Binghamton University
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
  • Bronx Community College (CUNY)
  • Brooklyn College (CUNY)
  • Buffalo State College
  • Cayuga Community College
  • City College of New York (CUNY)
  • Clinton Community College
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Columbia-Greene Community College
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Corning Community College
  • Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism(CUNY)
  • CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
  • CUNY School of Law
  • Daemen College
  • Dutchess Community College
  • Erie Community College
  • Farmingdale State College
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Fordham University
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Genesee Community College
  • Graduate School and University Center(CUNY)
  • Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy(CUNY)
  • Guttman Community College (CUNY)
  • Hamilton College
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • 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 (Continued)

  • 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
  • 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

  • Appalachian State University
  • Brevard College
  • Catawba College
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Guilford College
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Louisburg College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • 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 Technical Community College
  • Western Carolina University
  • Winston-Salem State University

North Dakota

  • Candkeska Cikana Community College
  • Sitting Bull College
  • United Tribes Technical College


  • Bowling Green University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Clark State Community College
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • Defiance College
  • Malone University
  • Miami University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Owens Community College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Terra State Community College
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Toledo
  • Wittenberg University
  • Xavier University


  • College of the Muscogee Nation
  • University of Central Oklahoma


  • Columbia Gorge Community College
  • 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


  • Cabrini University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Drexel University
  • Gettysburg College
  • Haverford College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Millersville University
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Moravian College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Northampton Community College
  • Penn State University
  • Susquehanna University
  • Temple University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of the Sciences

Puerto Rico

  • Atenas College

Rhode Island

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

South Carolina

  • Central Carolina Technical College
  • Clinton College
  • Coker University
  • College of Charleston
  • Greenville Technical College
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • Wofford College

South Dakota

  • Sisseton Wahpeton College


  • Baptist Health Sciences University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Iowa Wesleyan University
  • Lane College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • University of Tennessee-Martin


  • Austin Community College District
  • Collin College
  • McMurry University
  • Midwestern State University
  • Paul Quinn College
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • St. Edward’s University
  • Temple College
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


  • Ensign College
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Weber State University
  • Westminster College


  • Bennington College
  • Landmark College
  • Middlebury College
  • University of Vermont


  • Columbia College
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Ferrum College
  • George Mason University
  • Hampton University
  • James Madison University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Marymount University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Rappahannock Community College
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Wesleyan University


  • Central Washington University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Green River College
  • Highline College
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern Indian College
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • Seattle Colleges
  • Seattle University
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College

West Virginia

  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Marshall University
  • West Virginia University


  • Beloit College
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
  • Lakeland University
  • Lawrence University
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Waukesha County Technical College

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