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 2021 Operations

The University of Illinois Springfield maintains an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. Therefore, vaccination is required for all on-ground students, faculty and staff. For testing location and hours, and more information about frequency: COVID-19 Saliva Testing | University of Illinois Springfield (uis.edu)

Operations and events for fall semester 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.

Fall 2021 Vaccination Policy

The University of Illinois Springfield maintains an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. For the fall 2021 semester, all UIS on-ground students, faculty and staff will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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.

UIS COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Process

UIS COVID-19 Vaccination Religious Exemption Request Form

UIS COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Request Form

Academics/Student Life

Fall 2021 Course Delivery

students walking on campus

Fall 2021 course modalities can be located on a student’s schedule by accessing their Self-Service account. Any changes to modality will be noted on the schedule and communicated to registered students. To the extent practical, UIS will work with individual students who are not vaccinated and do not qualify for an exemption to identify a path forward to continue their academic progress off campus. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisers to map out a plan if they do not intend to comply with the campus vaccine requirement and do not qualify for an exemption.

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.
217-206-6676

General questions: 
uishealthservice@uis.edu

Questions for the nurse: 
healthservnurses@uis.edu

uis.edu/healthservices

UIS Counseling Center

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

Questions?

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

Sep 20, 2021
Joey McLaughlin talks with Vickie S. Cook, who is the Acting Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Associate Vice Chancellor for Online,…
Sep 10, 2021
The three campuses in Urbana-Champaign, Springfield, and Chicago all have different vaccine exemption policies. In Springfield, UIS says get vaccinated or…
Aug 27, 2021
Saying that he wanted to head off a “pandemic of the unvaccinated," Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Thursday mandated COVID-19 vaccines for all public education…
Aug 27, 2021
Saying that he wanted to head off a “pandemic of the unvaccinated," Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Thursday mandated COVID-19 vaccines for all public education…
Aug 20, 2021
If you’re planning to attend a show at the UIS Performing Arts Center this fall, be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test.…
Aug 13, 2021
Due to our on-campus density increasing with the start of the Fall 2021 semester and the high transmission rates of COVID-19 throughout our region, state and…