Message from the Chancellor: Office and Facility Closures

From Chancellor Koch and Dr. Ford


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff —


As we continue to respond to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UIS Office of Student Affairs will be closing the following areas effective immediately:

  • The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC)
  • Student Life Office
  • Diversity Center
  • Women’s Center
  • Gender and Sexuality Student Services
  • UIS Bookstore
  • Volunteer & Civic Engagement


We continue to evaluate how to best protect the health and safety of our entire university. Though other public areas on campus remain open at this time, including the Student Union and the Food Studio, everyone remaining on campus should practice appropriate social distancing and take seriously the threat the COVID-19 virus is to public health. We strongly encourage any student who does not need to reside on campus to complete the semester remotely from your permanent residence.

More information will be forthcoming as additional decisions are made in response to this unprecedented and rapidly changing situation.

Susan Koch, Chancellor

Clarice Ford, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs