Massmail: COVID-19 Vaccination Expectations for the Fall 2021 Semester

As you may have read in this message from President Tim Killeen, the University of Illinois System is moving into this next phase of the pandemic with a requirement that students at all three campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield) receive a complete course of COVID-19 vaccines before the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester. At this… Continue Reading

Massmail: Verified COVID-19 vaccination records now active to replace testing

Starting Monday, June 21, if the Safer Illinois app shows your vaccination record as verified, you will no longer be required to submit a saliva sample regularly for compliance and building access. Please read the messages below for more information and directions for submitting your vaccination information through the McKinley Health Center for verification. View… Continue Reading

Massmail: Vaccine appointments for this week

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) has announced that there are COVID-19 appointments available in our community, and all faculty, staff and students are eligible. Please note mandatory testing requirements are still in place even for individuals who are fully vaccinated. A verified Vaccination Record Card will not be used to replace mandatory COVID-19 testing… Continue Reading

Study spaces for Final Exam Week

Study spaces will be available from Reading Day on Thursday, May 6 through the end of Final Exam Week on Friday, May 14.   Spring 2021 Final Exam Week Study Spaces Please see this website for the full list of buildings, rooms, details and times they will be available. Everitt Lab Grainger Library Undergraduate Library Bevier Hall… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of April 26)

We are planning to allow a COVID-19 vaccination record verified by McKinley to replace testing for the Fall 2021 semester. For the Fall 2021 semester, the university plans to use an individual’s verified proof of being fully vaccinated (defined as 14 days after final dose) to replace regular COVID-19 testing for compliance and building access…. Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (March 12)

We are sharing revised COVID-19 testing requirements for graduate students. Graduate students who are not coming to campus are no longer required to test, with the exception of graduate students living in University Housing, including Orchard Downs, Ashton Woods and Goodwin-Green. All graduate students who are coming to campus for any reason must continue to… Continue Reading

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