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Campus Community,

Many of you received the emergency notification from Sangamon County on your cell phones this morning, and we wanted to remind you of our current communication options on campus while the cellular outage continues.

  1. Landline phones are located in all reception areas for departments on campus, and at front desk locations in the Founders and Lincoln Residence Hall.
  2. All modern cell phones have the option of enabling wi-fi calling, which will place calls through the Wi-Fi network rather than the cellular network.
    • On an iPhone, you can find this option under Settings – Phone – Wi-Fi Calling
    • On an Android, you can find this option under call settings (this process varies based on which phone you have)
  3. The Rave Guardian app and will still communicate with the UIS Dispatch Center through the UIS Wi-Fi network.
  4. If you don’t have adequate Wi-Fi to place a Wi-Fi phone call while needing emergency assistance, you can still dial 9-1-1, but please do not call 9-1-1 to test your phone, and keep in mind they are currently seeing an increase in call volume.

Additional information is limited at this time, but we will continue to keep you posted as more information becomes available.


UIS Police Department

Phone: (217)206-6690

Emergency: (217)206-7777

TTY: (217)206-7510


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