Assignments are completed based on the UIS Application for Student Housing and Housing Deposit submission dates. Freshmen and Sophomore students are required to live on campus in one of the UIS residence halls.
New and Continuing First-Year Students
Sign up for UIS student orientation
Why attend Orientation? Get:
- Registered for classes
- Your schedule
- Your university ID
- Acquainted with your classmates
- Oriented to the 746 acre campus
- Connected to the services, resources and opportunities that will comprise your Prairie Star experience
Sign up for a session on your application status page. Sessions fill up fast. See future orientation dates to help you plan.
Transfer and Graduate Students
Advising, Degree Audits, and Getting registered for classes
Transfer students can view their Degree Audit to see how all their classes transferred. All transfer and graduate students should contact an advisor in their program to discuss courses prior to registering.
Course Schedules & Descriptions are online, too, and it's where you will find your courses and the times and days they are offered. Visit registration, click "Course Schedule" or "Catalog". The catalog is where we store course descriptions.
Course registration at UIS is done online. After you have set up your account, you can sign on to the student information system to register. Email Records/Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance. Summer and fall registration begins in April, and spring registration begins in November.
Schedule your placement tests
New freshmen and some transfer students may take math, reading, or foreign language placement exams. Review the math placement test grid to determine if you are required to test. If you are unclear about the major requirements for ACT/SAT scores, e-mail email@example.com or call 217-206-8114. Testing can be scheduled at locations throughout the country. Save the receipt and be reimbursed!
Prepare for your placement tests
Submit your Photo online for your i-card (university ID card)
MyPhotoSubmit allows eligible students to upload their own photo for their i‐card. If you prefer, you can still have your photo taken on campus for your i-card.
Complete Steps 7 & 8 on your application status page
Freshmen and Freshman Transfers - Complete your advising preferences
Submit pre-orientation preferences form on your application status page at least one week prior to orientation.
File your immunizations
All students enrolled in on-campus courses must provide proof of immunization prior to attendance. Have your physician or former educational institution send your records to UIS (Attn: Campus Health Service) or upload them on the application status page.
Complete the required immunization information form and upload/mail/fax your immunization records on your application status page. Failure to complete this will result in a $35 non-compliance fee and a registration hold which will prevent class registration on your account in future semesters.
Complete Steps 9-12 if applicable
Get assistance with disability services
If you have a documented disability, visit the Office of Disability Services (Human Resources Building 80), to receive appropriate forms to complete and receive support. For alternative format textbooks, notify the office ASAP. For additional information please call 217-206-6666 voice; 217-206-6668 TDD; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students are required to have health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in a group insurance program. Students enrolled exclusively in on-line classes are not eligible to participate in the group insurance program.
If you already have insurance, complete an online waiver and provide proof of private insurance to waive the health insurance fee. Apply for the waiver no earlier than one week before classes. For more details about the insurance plan, the waiver and the deadline, please e-mail email@example.com, call 217-206-7237 or 217-206-7020, or click the link below.
Purchase Your Parking Pass
Apply for, and purchase, hangtags online, after the following dates, depending on entry term.
- Fall - August 1
- Spring - January 5
- Summer - May 15
Vehicle license plate number, make, model, year and color is required to complete the online hang tag application. Once the tag is purchased online, visit Parking Operations (Business Services Building 43) with a photo ID to pick pass(es) up.
Get Your Books
Our bookstore is located in the Public Affairs Center (PAC). Books for each semester are normally available three weeks prior to the start of classes. You can buy your books online at www.uis.bkstr.com and have them shipped to your home or pick them up at the bookstore. Visit the bookstore website for all of your options.
Get a campus job
Need a part-time job? Log in to the UIS CareerConnect Job Board once you have enrolled in classes.
Pay Your Bill
Students receive notification each month to their university e-mail address when their current bill is available to view. No paper bills are mailed. You can access your student account using the University of Illinois System University Bursar self-service.
For more information about billing, due dates, payment options, and refunds, visit University Bursar at paymybill.uillinois.edu.