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.

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

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

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