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.

Fall 2022

UIS maintains an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and the health and safety of our campus community. Therefore, the initial vaccination series is required for all on-ground students, faculty and staff.

New UIS students must upload their vaccine record or have an exemption request submitted no later than Sept. 1 to be in compliance with the student vaccination policy.

Read other frequently asked questions about Fall 2022 requirements.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required on campus in healthcare settings and are strongly encouraged in classrooms during in-person instruction, especially when community transmission is high. In settings where face coverings are not required, any individual who makes the personal decision to wear a face covering will be fully supported; however, no additional requirements for face coverings should be implemented at the unit, facility or event level.

See the full list of locations where masks are required. 

Testing

All students, faculty and staff who live, learn or work on campus and are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must test once per week this fall. Testing will be monitored, and those out of compliance may face student or employee discipline. The university will be re-establishing a SHIELD saliva testing site on campus prior to the start of the Fall 2022 semester for students, faculty and staff. More specific information will be shared soon.

UIS will not be conducting contact tracing; all individuals who receive a positive test result should follow CDC guidance for isolation.

Isolation & Quarantine

UIS follows the CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine. Recommendations differ based on vaccination status and date of prior infections (if applicable). Learn more

Campus Operations

All of the UIS health and safety guidelines are subject to change based on the nature of the pandemic, university and community transmission rates, policy changes, and other relevant factors. Learn about on-campus scenarios on the Approach to Safety page.

Academics/Student Life

Summer/Fall 2022 Course Delivery

students walking on campus

Course modalities are noted on a students schedule and can be viewed via Student Self-Service. Any changes to modality will be noted on the schedule and communicated to registered students.

Academic Resources

Communication Hub

Town Hall Briefings

More Town Hall Briefings on Chancellor Whitney's site

COVID-19 Contacts

UIS Counseling Center

217-206-7122
uis.edu/counseling-center
counseling@uis.edu

UIS Health Services

217-206-6676

uis.edu/health-services

General questions: 
uishealthservice@uis.edu

Questions for the nurse: 
healthservnurses@uis.edu

Questions?

Contact our COVID-19 team

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

Aug 10, 2022
Greetings! Our August COVID-19 briefing is at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12. We will provide an overview of Fall 2022 guidelines related to COVID-19, discuss the…
Aug 05, 2022
As the Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out, UIS created a policy stating: “All UIS faculty, staff, volunteers and long-term guests who work on the UIS campus…
Aug 05, 2022
As the Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out, UIS created a policy stating: “All UIS faculty, staff, volunteers and long-term guests who work on the UIS campus…
Aug 03, 2022
8.3.22 Dear UIS Students, Faculty and Staff — I am writing to confirm our COVID-19 requirements for Fall 2022. For the past two years, UIS has been…
Jul 26, 2022
Dear students, faculty and staff: As we prepare to return to our universities this fall, University of Illinois System leaders continue to think first and…
Jul 26, 2022
7.26.22 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff — Today, the UI System shared its COVID-19 requirements for the Fall 2022 semester. UIS supports this approach…