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.

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

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 1)

We are reminding students to participate in essential activities only until at least Feb 8. For the first several weeks of the semester, students should limit their in-person interactions to only the most essential activities. The target date for lifting essential activities only is Monday, Feb. 8 but it could be sooner or later depending… Continue Reading

Vaccines available for select in-person employees

CUPHD has announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available for select in-person higher education employees. Eligible employees will receive a separate email with additional information. Eligibility for select in-person higher education employees include: In-person employees at the Childhood Development Lab In-person employees at University High School In-person employees at University Primary School In-person employees at Orchard… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (1/25 – 1/29)

We are reminding students to participate in essential activities only until Feb 8. For the first several weeks of the semester, students should limit their in-person interactions to only the most essential activities. The target date for lifting essential activities only is Monday, Feb. 8 but it could be sooner or later depending on what… Continue Reading

Message to instructors: Spring 2021 Student Testing Update

The Office of the Provost is asking instructors to continue to work with students who miss in-person classes due to restricted building access, to ensure they can continue to make academic progress. In parallel, the university encourage students to communicate with their instructors or the Office of the Dean of Students if they encounter any… Continue Reading