Information for Parents

Welcome Parents and Families!

We hope you feel good about the investment you and your student made in choosing the University of Illinois Springfield.

About Residence Life

Arriving & Departing Campus

Contacting Your Student

  • FERPA – The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act greatly impacts what can/cannot be shared with parents and guardians without authorization from the student.
  • Front Desks:
    • East Apartments: (217) 206-6190
    • Founders Hall: (217) 206-8474
    • Housing Commons: (217) 206-6190
    • LRH (Lincoln Residence Hall): (217) 206-6200
    • West Campus Townhouses: (217) 206-6190

Life on Campus

Springfield Resources

  • Springfield Mass Transit – Provides bus service between downtown, the main campus, housing, and Lincoln Land Community College.
  • Springfield Amtrak Station – The train allows for fairly inexpensive travel to many places including St. Louis and Chicago.

Additional Resources for College Student Parents & Guardians:

  • “CLINK “ – Articles written for parents (pdf)
  • Sign up to Visit UIS!
  • Student Health 101 – More articles written for parents about health issues
  • College Parents of America
    • This CPA Website has a lot of information about finding a college and living on campus. Look to the Parent Resource Center for great information on topics such as:
      • Finding a College
      • Savings Plans
      • FERPA
      • Campus Life and Issues
      • Health and Safety
      • Financial Aid and Scholarships