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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Summer/Fall 2022 Course Delivery
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.
Town Hall BriefingsMore Town Hall Briefings on Chancellor Whitney's site
Information for Employees
UIS Health Services
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.