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.

Spring 2022

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

Booster Shots

The UI System and UIS require booster shots for everyone living, learning, working or training on campus, unless an approved vaccine exemption is on file. When you receive a booster, upload your record to the Medicat Patient Portal. Reporting is required by Jan. 21, or within two weeks of becoming eligible for a booster. UIS will host a vaccine/booster clinic Jan. 18. Learn more about the clinic, and schedule an appointment.

Entry Testing

Spring semester entry testing is required for all on-ground students, faculty and staff, regardless of vaccination status through Feb. 11. Learn more about entry testing, testing location and hours: COVID-19 Saliva Testing | University of Illinois Springfield (uis.edu)

Isolation & Quarantine

If you've been exposed to someone with COVID or you test positive, quarantine directives will depend on your vaccination status. Learn more

Campus Operations

Operations and events are based on the level of community and campus transmission. In most cases, UIS will operate based on the highest level of transmission if community and campus transmission rates differ. Learn about on-campus scenarios based on transmission rate on the Approach to Safety page.

Spring 2022 Vaccination Policy

All UIS on-ground students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and boosted when eligible. Medical or religious exemptions are available. The student and employee policies were developed to align with CDC and American College Health Association (ACHA) guidance and the UI System’s vaccination guidelines and will be updated soon to reflect the booster requirement.

Related resources:

Academics/Student Life

Spring 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

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

Jan 07, 2022
The University of Illinois system is the latest to require COVID booster shots to be on campus. University President Tim Killeen announced today (Thursday…
Jan 06, 2022
Dear students, faculty and staff: A few weeks ago, we encouraged all faculty, staff and students to get a COVID-19 booster shot. Due to recent increases in…
Jan 06, 2022
1.6.22 Important announcements in this message:· Details of the UIS booster requirement are below; deadline is Jan. 21 for most individuals· Entry testing…
Dec 22, 2021
University of Illinois Springfield students will start the spring semester Jan. 18 in-person as planned while two University of Illinois campuses will…
Dec 21, 2021
12.21.21 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff – As we learn more about the trajectory of COVID-19 over the coming weeks, I want to urge each of you to take…
Dec 17, 2021
Dear UIS Students, Faculty and Staff — We have just completed an exceptionally successful Fall 2021 semester. A quick look at the numbers clearly shows how…