weekly update on covid-19 from chancellor jones

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (March 12)

Posted on March 12, 2021 at 8:35 am

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 test in accordance with the COVID-19 testing policy.

We are sharing exciting news about Commencement.

Commencement 2021 will include an in-person individual, private Stage Crossing experience and an online celebration featuring a virtual conferral of degrees.

We are reminding students, faculty and staff to maintain their regular testing schedule and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

Continue to check the testing locations page or your Safer Illinois app before testing at your usual location. Students who are out of compliance may also lose access to university Wi-Fi, Zoom, Compass and other technologies.

We are continuing to share updated vaccine information.

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is leading vaccination distribution in our county, and the university will share vaccine information with you as it becomes available.

I am grateful for your efforts as we work to maximize the safety of our university community. Please feel free to direct questions to covid-19@illinois.edu.


Robert J. Jones