UIS provides a unique, student-focused educational experience that emphasizes learning in and outside of the classroom. Every measure has been taken with the utmost care and consideration to support safety for living, learning, working and training at UIS. We are United In Safety.

Prioritizing On-Campus Health and Safety

The campus community is united to promote a safe environment through personal responsibility and enhanced facility precautions. This solidarity reflects our care, respect and compassion for everyone in the Prairie Stars family.

Academics/Student Life

Course Delivery

students walking on campus

Our priority is to provide a healthy learning environment in which you can safely continue your education.

  • Depending on a student’s schedule, course delivery may be fully remote or blended (on-campus and remote).
  • ​Registered students can check their classes’ course delivery info via Student Self-Service.
  • Fully online programs are also available for students who prefer to continue their education remotely.

Academic Resources

Communication Hub

Town Hall Briefings

More Town Hall Briefings on Chancellor Whitney's site

COVID-19 Contacts

COVID-19 Saliva Testing for Non-Symptomatic Employees and Students

Questions: Contact Bethany Bilyeu

UIS Health Services

Available by appointment only. Serving COVID testing needs only for symptomatic students.

General questions: 

Questions for the nurse: 


UIS Counseling Center



Contact our COVID-19 team

Safety in Action

Since March 2020, the UIS campus community has banded together to promote safety and wellness. Our commitment to one another means students can continue to pursue their educational and personal goals.

Leaders in Online Learning

Since 1997, the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) has promoted and supported the university’s development of online and blended learning. Our mission is to provide leadership in the development of effective practices, advancement of technologies and the dissemination of research that will improve faculty, student and institutional effectiveness online.

We’ve created a Remote Learning Orientation portal packed with tools and resources to help students better navigate their learning experience. Simply log in with your UIS NetID.

History of Online Learning at UIS


United in Safety News

Jun 21, 2021
The University of Illinois System issued the following statement today regarding vaccination guidelines for students for the fall semester.  To…
Jun 21, 2021
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff — Today, the University of Illinois System announced it will require that all students receive a COVID-19 vaccination if…
Jun 17, 2021
The University of Illinois Springfield Innovation Hub, the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership and the Community Health Roundtable…
Jun 16, 2021
6.16.21 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff — For the past 15 months, our UIS family has been committed to adhering to our United in Safety guidelines to…
Jun 14, 2021
06.14.21 Happy Monday, UIS! Illinois officially entered Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan last week. I hope you saw my message on Friday asking our…
May 18, 2021
The UIS COVID-19 Testing Site has moved to the Student Union. New summer hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Please refer to prior…