Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (March 5)

We are sharing exciting news about our saliva-based COVID-19 test. The University of Illinois System received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the innovative saliva-based COVID-19 test. We are updating our university community on COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. The university has been working closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health… Continue Reading

Massmail: Fall 2021 instruction and registration

Departments and colleges are currently developing the Fall 2021 class schedule. We expect the schedule to be available to view on Monday, April 5. Registration for continuing students for the Fall 2021 semester will begin on Monday, April 19. View the full message to students.

Update on COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7

The university has been working closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) to monitor local cases of a new COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) variant known as B.1.1.7.  View the full message to students, faculty and staff.

COVID-19 Data Dashboard Update

Today the university released an updated version of the COVID-19 dashboard. You can see the updated version here. The goal of the updated dashboard is to further increase transparency about our on-campus testing program. View the full message.

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 22)

We have updated our COVID-19 dashboard to further enhance transparency. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 dashboard now includes even more data points and greater detail. We are reminding our university community to maintain their regular testing schedule and follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Continue to check the testing locations page or your Safer Illinois app… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 15)

We are sharing guidance about non-instruction days. Non-instruction days are intended to provide necessary breaks for our students and are to be left entirely free of any mandatory course obligations. The next non-instruction day is Wednesday, Mar. 24. We are reminding our university community to maintain their regular testing schedule and follow COVID-19 safety protocols…. Continue Reading

Massmail: Guidance for non-instruction days

Wednesday, Feb. 17 is the first of three non-instruction days in the modified Spring 2021 academic calendar. As a reminder, non-instruction days are to be left entirely free of any mandatory course obligations. These days are intended to provide important and necessary breaks for our students. View the full message.

Massmail: Vaccines for Champaign County residents 40-64 with certain conditions

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are a select number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available for individuals in 1A and 1B categories, as well as Champaign County residents age 40-64 with certain health conditions as defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) or disabilities. See the CUPHD press release here…. Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 8)

We are extending course drop deadlines and offering additional grading options for the Spring 2021 semester. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with approval by the Academic Senate, we are implementing academic policy modifications effective immediately for the Spring 2021 semester. This includes extended drop deadlines and Pass COVID/No Pass COVID grade mode options. … Continue Reading