Holiday Reduced Services

Due to circumstances caused by COVID-19, many University services and programs will be reduced during the time period of November 23, 2020 – January 31, 2021. Below is a summary of some of those revised services. Please still check with each individual department or unit that oversees that area of interest.

 

UIS Saliva Testing in lower level of PAC (Public Affairs Center)

November:

  • Nov. 23 & 30: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 24-29: CLOSED

December/January:

  • Dec. 1-21: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri; closed weekends
  • Dec. 22-28: CLOSED
  • Dec. 29: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for essential employees
  • Dec. 30-Jan. 3: CLOSED
  • Jan. 4-31: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri; closed weekends
  • Jan. 18: CLOSED (MLK Holiday)

Residence Life

The University has decided that classes during the final weeks of the fall semester will be online and fully remote. This Remote Learning Period will start Wednesday, Nov. 25, and will continue until the end of the fall semester (Dec. 12). All students who plan to travel home or to any off-campus location during Thanksgiving break are strongly encouraged to stay there for the entire duration of the Remote Learning Period and subsequent Winter Break. Students should avoid traveling back and forth to campus. With growing community spread occurring throughout Illinois and beyond, this will help limit the spread of COVID-19 within our campus community.

If you are in need of assistance over the Remote Learning Period or over the Winter Break, housing-related telephone calls should still be forwarded to the Residence Life Office (217-206-6190) during business hours or to the Resident Assistant On Call in your area for emergency assistance after hours.

The Residence Halls will be closed from noon Saturday, Dec. 12, until noon Wednesday, Jan. 13. Residents living in Lincoln or Founders Residence Halls should plan to go home for Winter Break, unless they sign up to stay through the End of Semester Intention Form.

The Apartments and Townhouses remain open for the duration of the break. Apartment and Townhouse residents are allowed to remain in their spaces during Winter Break; however, all policies must be adhered to during their stay, including COVID-19 guest and physical distancing policies. Services (Food Services, TRAC, library, etc.) will be limited on campus during the Winter Break, and residents who choose to stay on campus will need to plan accordingly.

 

Food Service

Micropantry always open in the Student Union

NOVEMBER

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Fri

Noon- 6 p.m. Sat-Sun

Early closure at Nov. 25 (5 p.m.)

CLOSED Nov 26-28

DECEMBER

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Fri (thru Dec. 11)

Noon- 6 p.m. (Dec. 5-6)

CLOSED Weekends (Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20)

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon-Fri (Beginning Dec. 14)

CLOSED Dec. 22-31

JANUARY

CLOSED (Jan. 1-3, Jan. 9-10)

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Jan. 4-8, Jan. 11-12)

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Jan. 13-15)

Noon – 7 p.m. (Jan. 16-18)

Regular Hours resume Jan. 19

 

Student Union

NOVEMBER

Early Closure (5 p.m.) on Nov. 25

CLOSED Nov. 26-28

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Mon- Fri), Noon- 7 p.m. (Sat-Sun)

DECEMBER

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon-Fri (thru Dec. 11)

Noon- 7 p.m. (Dec. 5-6)

CLOSED Weekends (Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20)

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon-Fri (Beginning Dec. 14)

CLOSED Dec. 22-31

JANUARY

CLOSED (Jan. 1-3, Jan. 9-10)

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Jan. 4-8, Jan. 11-12)

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Jan. 13-15)

Noon – 7 p.m. (Jan. 16-18)

Regular Hours resume Jan. 19

 

Library

NOVEMBER

Study Hours/Grab n Go:

2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Mon-Thu)

Noon – 4 p.m. (Fri)

2 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Sun)

CLOSED Saturday and Nov. 25-29

DECEMBER

Study Hours/Grab n Go:

2 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Mon-Thu)

Noon – 4 p.m. (Fri)

2 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Sunday, Dec. 6)

CLOSED Weekends (Dec. 5, Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20, Dec. 26-27)

CLOSED Dec. 21-31

JANUARY

CLOSED Jan. 1-12 and weekends

Grab n Go starts Jan. 13 (Hours TBD)

Study Hours resume Jan. 31

 

TRAC/Campus Rec

NOVEMBER

CLOSED Nov. 26-28

5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Nov. 29

11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Nov. 30

Virtual-only programming Nov. 29- Jan. 18

DECEMBER

Limited Hours (See website)

CLOSED Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20, Dec. 23-31

Virtual-only programming

JANUARY

Limited Hours thru Jan. 31 (See website)

CLOSED Jan. 1-3, Jan. 9-10

In-person programming will start after Jan. 18