Register to Win a Golden Ticket

Kent State University is channeling its inner Willy Wonka with our latest incentive drawing for students who register their COVID-19 vaccine.

We’re giving away five Golden Tickets that allow the bearer to park for free during the 2022 Spring Semester in nearly all Kent Campus parking lots. The drawing is open to all students on any campus. Faculty and staff, please encourage your students to participate in this student-only contest.

Get your shot Register your vaccine

Golden Prizes

Since parking is already free on our Regional Campuses and some Kent Campus students don’t need parking, any winner can select a $125 Amazon gift card instead of a Golden Ticket, which equals the cost of a semester student parking pass.

Either way, this prize is golden.  Imagine being able to park in almost any lot you want for as long as you want without fear of getting a parking ticket. 

But you can’t win a Golden Ticket if you don’t enter!


  • Brooklyn Baker
  • Katelyn Schlotter
  • Charles Fitzsimmons
  • Kylee Johnson
  • Cory Mott

Official Rules & Regulations

Golden Ticket Parking

  • Golden Tickets allow the bearer to park in most R, S and C lots on the Kent Campus without a time restriction.
  • Golden Tickets will be registered to the prize winner and their vehicle(s) license plate(s) and cannot be transferred, traded or shared with any other driver.

Certain restrictions apply

  • A Golden Ticket cannot be used to park in any handicapped parking space, motorcycle space, state reserved space or metered parking space.
  • A Golden Ticket cannot be used to park in the E1 executive parking lot behind the library, R10 or R11 parking lots, and the R25 lots at Stockdale and McGilvrey halls.

Get your shot, register your vaccine between Nov. 1 and Dec. 20 and soon, you might just be singing, “I’ve got a Golden Ticket!”