Massmail: Face coverings required in all University facilities beginning July 30

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new recommendation that even fully vaccinated individuals should wear face coverings in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission of COVID-19. The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) fully support this new guidance. Even though… Continue Reading

Massmail: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Faculty and Staff

The University of Illinois System is requiring that faculty and staff at all three universities (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield) receive a complete course of COVID-19 vaccines before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, if they are able to do so.  View the full message to faculty & staff.

Massmail: COVID-19 Vaccination Expectations for the Fall 2021 Semester

As you may have read in this message from President Tim Killeen, the University of Illinois System is moving into this next phase of the pandemic with a requirement that students at all three campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield) receive a complete course of COVID-19 vaccines before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. At this… Continue Reading

Massmail: Verified COVID-19 vaccination records now active to replace testing

Starting Monday, June 21, if the Safer Illinois app shows your vaccination record as verified, you will no longer be required to submit a saliva sample regularly for compliance and building access. Please read the messages below for more information and directions for submitting your vaccination information through the McKinley Health Center for verification. View… Continue Reading

Massmail: IDPH Phase 5 impacts

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced that the State of Illinois will move into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan tomorrow, Friday, June 11. View this massmail to students, faculty and staff to read about what this will mean for our university community.

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