Massmail: New credit/no credit and drop deadlines

In response to advice and input from our students, and approval by the Academic Senate, the university is implementing academic policy modifications for the Fall 2020 semester. These changes acknowledge the unique and challenging pandemic-related circumstances and the additional stress it has caused for students. More details will be available on the Office of the… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/16 – 11/20)

We are updating COVID-19 testing locations and hours. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours starting Nov. 21. We are providing study spaces and exam locations after Fall Break. The locations will be available from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18 for those who must be on campus after Fall Break.  We are encouraging you… Continue Reading

Massmail: Supporting You and Our Students During Stressful Times

Student Affairs shares support resources during this challenging time. If you become concerned about a student, the Student Assistance Center (SAC) can help. Staff in the SAC is available Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additionally, the Emergency Dean Program provides a University administrator who is on-call to assist in emergency situations that occur after business… Continue Reading

Massmail: Spaces to study or take an exam

If you must be on campus after Fall Break, the university is providing spaces for students who need a location to participate in an online class or to study. The locations below will be available from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. Please see this website for full details about what days and times they will be… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/9 – 11/13)

We are asking faculty, staff and graduate students to test twice a week. Faculty, staff and graduate students are asked to take additional safety precautions, including increased testing, working from home if possible, participating in essential activities only and limiting travel and gatherings. We are sharing Fall Break policies with students. If you are a… Continue Reading

Massmail: Thanksgiving and Fall Break Policies

Everyone needs to do their part to protect themselves and our community. The university is asking students to take precautions starting right now to minimize COVID-19 spread over the Thanksgiving holiday. Before Fall Break Do not have or attend parties. Parties spread COVID-19. The result is increased transmission, innocent people getting sick or hospitalized and the… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (11/2 – 11/6)

We are asking our university community to take extra safety precautions. On Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 a.m., Region 6 went into mitigation. Students, faculty and staff should continue practices that maximize safety. We are sharing updated COVID-19 testing locations and hours. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours starting Nov. 21. We are… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Testing Locations & Hours for Fall and Winter Break

On-campus testing will continue to be available throughout Fall Break, the rest of the Fall semester and Winter Break. As always, be sure to check the testing location page or your Safer Illinois app before testing at your usual location. Please stay up-to-date on your testing schedule if you are continuing to reside in the… Continue Reading

Massmail: Increase in COVID-19 cases – take extra precautions

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced today that beginning on Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 a.m., Region 6 will go into mitigation. Please note these measures will not require us to make any changes to in-person instruction, and we will continue courses as planned. See more information about mitigation restrictions here. Read the full massmail.

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/26 – 10/30)

We are sharing updated COVID-19 testing locations and hours for Election Day. There will be changes to testing center locations and hours on Election Day (Nov. 3), which is a university holiday. We are promoting COVID-19 safety for on-campus voters. Individuals voting on campus are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. For more… Continue Reading