Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of May 3)

I am so very grateful for your efforts this past year as we worked together to maximize the safety of our university community. This will be my last weekly COVID-19 update message of the academic year. During the summer, we will plan to communicate with our university community directly as new announcements arise. Please feel… Continue Reading

Study spaces for Final Exam Week

Study spaces will be available from Reading Day on Thursday, May 6 through the end of Final Exam Week on Friday, May 14.   Spring 2021 Final Exam Week Study Spaces Please see this website for the full list of buildings, rooms, details and times they will be available. Everitt Lab Grainger Library Undergraduate Library Bevier Hall… Continue Reading

Planning for Academic Year 21-22

As we navigate the remaining challenges of COVID-19, we are confident that our SHIELD safety protocols, the State of Illinois’ mitigation efforts and the increased availability of the vaccine will allow us to operate the Fall 2021 semester in ways that will continue to provide the experience that undergraduate students, in-residence graduate students, faculty, staff… Continue Reading

Massmail: Fall 2021 student fees

In Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, fee assessment was changed each semester in recognition of the reduced in-person services and course offerings. In anticipation of a semester that will more closely resemble pre-pandemic conditions, Fall 2021 fees will return to standard assessment for students in campus-based programs. Fee… Continue Reading

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.

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.

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

Massmail: Updated Spring 2021 academic policy

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with approval by the Academic Senate, the university is implementing academic policy modifications effective immediately for the Spring 2021 semester. View the full message. In making decisions about courses, consultation with academic advisors, college offices and the Office of Student Financial Aid for students receiving aid is strongly… Continue Reading