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WIN Rewards

What is the WIN Rewards Program? 

The WIN Rewards (or Wellness Initiative Rewards) Program is a participation-based wellness incentive program that rewards participants for engaging in healthy behaviors in all 5 campus-identified wellness dimensions (Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Nutritional, Physical).

Who Can Participate? 

The WIN Rewards Program is an employee program for campus faculty and staff.

How Does the Program Work? 

Employees use a UMBC WIN Rewards Card and receive ‘paws’ for participating in various qualifying events and activities on campus.  Participants win a prize after receiving 5 stamps (via participation in campus qualifying events and activities) per semester – 1 in each wellness dimension.  Each year’s program runs from September –June.

What Events and Activities Count as ‘Qualifying’? 

The following events and activities are considered qualifying for a WIN Rewards Card Paw:


Attend related Wellness Wednesday Workshop, attend RAC yoga class, attend a campus Eldercare workshop, attend an EAP webinar, participate in a Kognito training, etc.


Attend related Wellness Wednesday Workshop, participation in Farmers’ Market weekly transit service, UMBC sustainability event, or safety and emergency preparedness training, etc.


Attend an HR financial workshop or financial consultation, related EAP webinar, State of Maryland financial workshops, etc.


Attend related Wellness Wednesday Workshop or Chartwell’s event, participate in a nutritional consultation with Campus Dietician (summer only), etc.


Attend related Wellness Wednesday Workshop, participate in RAC fitness classes, Retriever Wellness Expo, HR Health Benefits Fair, flu shot clinics, receiving acupuncture and/or massage at University Health Services, etc.

You may also receive a ‘paw’ for attending a related department WIN presentation.  See your department Wellness Ambassador or contact about bringing a short presentation to your next department meeting.

Where Can I Get My WIN Rewards Card? 

You can receive your WIN Rewards Card at qualifying wellness events (events will be marked as such in myUMBC), from a Wellness Ambassador or Human Resources front desk.

Where Do I Turn In My Completed WIN Rewards Card? 

Email to coordinate a time to pick up your T-Shirt.

What Prize/s Are Given For Participation? 

Participants will receive a Wellness Initiative T-Shirt for participating in 5 qualifying wellness events (1 from each dimension).

Participants who participate in 10 qualifying events (2 from each dimension), will be entered into an annual grand prize drawing for a wellness bundle.  The prize winner will be announced every year in early May.