UW-Superior reaches 70% threshold for student vaccinations
The University of Wisconsin-Superior has attained a 70 percent vaccination rate among students.
“I cannot express how proud I am of our students,” said UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter. “Reaching this milestone will go a long way in ensuring a strong and vibrant campus.”
Under the UW System’s “70 for 70” campaign, fully vaccinated students who attend universities that reach the 70 percent threshold, based on fall 2020 full-time-equivalent enrollment and excluding students studying only online, are eligible to win one of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000.
“This is quite an accomplishment for the students of UW-Superior and a sign of the hard work and commitment of the university’s staff and administration,” said System President Tommy Thompson.
UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee, UW Oshkosh, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater have already reached the 70 percent threshold. UW-Madison, which is running its own vaccination campaign, has a student vaccination rate over 90 percent.
The System extended the deadline for its Vax Up! “70 for 70” campaign to encourage students to become vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The new deadline is October 31, 2021.