Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of April 5)

We are continuing to share updated vaccine information. All University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff and students are now eligible for vaccine appointments. If you have not yet been able to make an appointment, please be patient until more appointments are available, and please check your university email account every day for updates on additional… Continue Reading

Massmail: SHIELD CU testing available April 8 for university family members

University family members and households are invited to participate in COVID-19 testing through SHIELD CU beginning this Thursday, April 8.  The previous program launch was delayed due to an unexpected minor technical issue with the Safer Community app. The issue has been fixed for both Apple and Android users. Several successful tests have now been performed,… 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: University COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

Currently the university is not requiring employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19. We encourage members of the university community to be vaccinated if and when they are able to do so. We also acknowledge that some individuals have health conditions or other reasons why they cannot be vaccinated. View the Vaccine page. View the message… Continue Reading

Massmail: Vaccine appointments for this week

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are a select number of COVID-19 vaccine appointments available, and higher education employees, including student employees, are eligible. View message to students. View message to faculty and staff.

Massmail: COVID-19 testing for university family members

Our university COVID-19 saliva test is now available for family and household members of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, staff and students through SHIELD CU, a partnership program with OSF HealthCare. See more information about SHIELD CU here. View the full message to students, faculty and staff.

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.