Things to Remember
Listed below is a variety of important information regarding items you need to complete when you first enroll at UIS. You may find it simpler to access web based information by clicking on the “Important Information” link on your orientation page.
You can complete these items at Orientation
Student Immunization Requirement:
Campus policy requires that all students born after January 1, 1957 who are attending classes on the UIS campus must provide proof of immunization prior to their first semester of attendance at UIS. In addition, students who are not U.S. citizens must have a tuberculin skin test given at the Campus Health Service or a Public Health Department Clinic no more than 60 days before they register for classes. Please note that students enrolled in “on-line” classes only are exempted from this policy.
Failure to provide proof of immunization by the deadline results in the assessment of a $35 immunization non-compliance fee, as well as a restriction being placed on course registration in future semesters. Detailed information regarding the immunization requirement may be obtained by calling the Campus Health Service at (217) 206-6676 as well as on the web.
Student Insurance Requirement:
All students (except for students enrolled exclusively in on-line classes) who are registered for one credit hour or more of classes at UIS are automatically assessed the student insurance fee unless they have completed a “Petition for Exemption” form and provided proof of alternate health insurance to the Office of Human Resources before the semester deadline. Office hours for the Office of Human Resources are 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call the Office of Human Resources at (217) 206-6670 or visit the website.
All students, as well as faculty and staff with a vehicle on the campus are required to purchase a campus parking decal. Student parking decals must be displayed as instructed.
Parking decals may be purchased at the UIS Bursar/ Cashier’s Office on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center. You will need your driver’s license number, license plate number and a description of the make, model, year and color of your vehicle(s). Normal window hours for the Bursar/ Cashier’s Office are 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking regulations, including a printable decal application form, are available online. Students are encouraged to complete and print out a copy of the application form to take with them to the Cashier’s office when purchasing a decal.
Student Accounts and Billing:
The University of Illinois does not issue paper statements of student billing. Once a month, the University of Illinois emails students and Authorized Payers, reminding them to view their student account for recent activity and to pay any amount due by the due date. The student account is available online for students and Authorized Payers to view and print, and includes all student account transactions such as: payments received, and charges and credits for tuition, fees, and housing.
Due date for spring semester is February 28th; summer semester is June 28th and fall semester is September 28th. For more information regarding student accounts, including payment options, visit our department website: http://paymybill.uillinois.edu/index.html or you can contact our office at (217) 206-6727.
Student Email and Network ID’s:
All enrolled students at UIS must claim their Campus Network ID (NetID). When the NetID is claimed a UIS student email address and mailbox is created automatically. Student E-bills and other official information will be sent to your UIS student email address. Announcements regarding a wide variety of campus activities and events are also sent to your UIS email. You should plan to frequently check your student email box, as well as the UIS web site. Note that there is a link to “web mail” located under the “Contacts” heading on the lower portion of the UIS Homepage which will allow you to easily access your student e-mail.
Your email address is your NetID followed by @uis.edu (i.e. NetID@uis.edu). For example, a student with a NetID of jsmit2 will have an email address of email@example.com. Students use their campus Network ID (NetID) and password to access their UIS email and other campus services. Your NetID (and email) remain active as long as you remain enrolled. (NetIDs also remain active between semesters and over the summer semester). For more information about your student email or NetID contact Information Technology Services at (217) 206-6000 or on their website. The Technology Support Center help desk is open from 8:30 a.m. until Midnight Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday when classes are in session.
ID Card (i-card) and University Identification Number (UIN):
The i-card is the official University of Illinois identification card. Cardholders use the i-card for library services, door access, dining, copying, printing, and a variety of other University services. All three University of Illinois campuses use the i-card. The University of Illinois requires all students, faculty, and staff to have an i-card. Obtain your ID card at the ID Center in PAC 108, on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center (phone 217-206-7718). You do need to bring photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport) with you to obtain your i-card. Additional information is available on the web.
Students with a documented disability are eligible to receive support and services through the Office of Disability Services. Students may visit the office in HRB 80 to receive appropriate forms to complete, or forms may be downloaded. Students, who require alternative format for texts should notify the office as early as possible. For additional information please call 206-6666.