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

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

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/19 – 10/23)

We are providing important Fall Break and Spring 2021 guidance. Stay up-to-date on the new COVID-19 requirements and precautions we are taking in the next several months, including guidance for before and after Fall Break and changes to the Spring 2021 schedule. We have conducted more than half a million COVID-19 tests on campus. Thanks to… Continue Reading

Massmail: Important Fall Break and Spring 2021 guidance

Faculty, students and staff were sent important updates on new COVID-19 requirements and precautions we are taking in the next several months, with special instructions for those students who are required to participate in the on-campus COVID-19 testing program. There is also guidance on changes to the Spring 2021 schedule. View the student message. View… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/12 – 10/16)

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. There will also be changes to testing center locations and hours on Election Day (Nov. 3). We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (10/5 – 10/9)

We are making updates to on-campus testing locations and hours effective Monday, Oct. 12. Check this list before your next test to ensure you know whether your location has moved. We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of October. McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/28 – 10/2)

We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot before the end of October. McKinley Health Center is providing free flu shots to all students who have paid the Health Service Fee and benefit eligible faculty, staff and retirees.  View dates and locations. We are preparing our testing sites for colder weather. The… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (9/21 – 9/25)

We are encouraging our university community to get their flu shot. Flu shots are available to students, state employees and retirees through McKinley Health Center. View dates and locations. We are hosting a new series of events for students in accordance with Restore Illinois Phase 4 safety guidelines. Students can visit go.illinois.edu/activities for information and… Continue Reading