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.
Vaccines have been and remain an effective tool for preventing serious illness, especially in those at higher risk for complications. The primary vaccination series, however, is significantly less effective at preventing transmission of the emerging and prevalent subvariants of the virus. For this reason, we no longer require the COVID-19 primary vaccine series but continue to strongly recommend that you stay up to date with the most recent vaccination available as a barrier to serious illness.
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Face coverings are not required in most locations on campus. However, any individual who makes the personal decision to wear a face covering will be fully supported. No additional requirements for face coverings should be implemented at the unit, facility or event level.
Face coverings continue to be required in healthcare settings on campus.
See the full list of locations where masks are required.
Testing is no longer required for students, faculty, staff, contract employees and long-term guests, regardless of vaccination status.
Free SHIELD testing will continue to be offered for active-status students, faculty and staff only. UIS is no longer offering testing to the public.
Testing site location: WUIS Building, Classroom 28. Watch for signage within the building directing you to the testing site.
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.
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 Gooch's site
UIS Health Services
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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.