Remote Students

Long before the disruptions of COVID-19, Illinois was a pioneer in the field of online education. Our faculty and staff have been innovators and leaders in leveraging advances in technology into new ways of teaching and learning for the 21st century. We are committed to ensuring that every student, in every mode of delivery, has the transformational educational experience that we promise here at Illinois.

The Fall 2020 semester will see many students taking some or all of their classes online. Even portions of in-person courses may contain online components. Therefore, all students should familiarize themselves with the remote components and services used in their courses.

The university is providing resources to help foster student academic success online.


The Academics guide contains information that is relevant to all students and instructors, whether their classes are online or in-person. The Academics guide includes:

  • Spring 2021 Academic Calendar
  • Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
  • Grading and Credit Options
  • More information for students

Please make sure you also review information on the Academics guide.

Contact Information

Students can update their contact information through Self Service.

Technology Resources for Students

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) and Technology Services have created a number of resources for online students.

CITL’s Keep Learning website has information and services for remote students.

The Technology Services Help Desk can provide support for a number of online learning issues. Please visit their Continuing Key University Activities page for more information about remote learning technologies.

Technology Equipment Needs

Students that need access to a laptop, internet connectivity or a smartphone for the Safer Illinois app, should visit the Faculty, Staff, and Student Technology Equipment Needs page managed by Technology Services.

Additional Resources

Remote Students updates