Massmail: Vaccines available from CUPHD for Champaign County residents 75 years of age and older

Today, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) shared information regarding vaccines. CUPHD is leading vaccination distribution for our county. COVID-19 vaccines are now available for Champaign County residents who are 75 years of age and older by appointment. (For appointment information, please view the CUPHD press release). Champaign County residents with questions about vaccines should contact CUPHD… Continue Reading

Massmail: COVID-19 Vaccines

The first COVID-19 vaccine shipment has arrived in our community. The Illinois Department of Public Health is coordinating with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) to distribute the vaccines. CUPHD has told us that the university will likely receive its first allotment within the coming week. For more information, visit the CUPHD vaccination website here.   Please continue to… Continue Reading

COVID-19 milestone: Reaching one million tests this week

This week, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign processed the one-millionth iteration of our unique saliva-based COVID-19 test since launching the program in July.  You can read some more detailed reflections on that milestone and the path that led us to it here. View the full message to students, faculty and staff.

Massmail: Submit your positive off-campus COVID-19 test results

Undergraduate and graduate students who test positive for COVID-19 at an off-campus location should submit their positive off-campus COVID-19 test result through the MyMcKinley Portal. Please submit your positive results well ahead of the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester to ensure a smooth transition. View the full message.

Massmail: New COVID-19 test tubes to speed results

Beginning this week, individuals will be asked to use a straw to provide a saliva sample into a smaller test tube instead. The shift in process will provide benefits to our on-campus testing process, including: A more efficient, automated process Faster lab processing of test results Fewer invalid/inconclusive results Reduced plastic waste View the full… Continue Reading

Massmail: Staff Voluntary Retirement Plan

A new Staff Voluntary Retirement Plan is available to Academic Professional and Civil Service employees who meet retirement eligibility by May 31, 2021. The goal of the plan is to provide an incentive opportunity and support employees who may want to retire. Offering this plan will also help the university to navigate budget challenges as… Continue Reading

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

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

Massmail: COVID-19 case increase

It is a critically important time period for the safety of our entire community, with a need for everyone to be more diligent than ever. Faculty, staff and graduate students are asked to take precautions beginning immediately as part of the Shield Surge plan. View more details for faculty & staff. View more details for graduate students.