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.

Read 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. 


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. Shield testing is available 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.

Learn more about hours of operation and holiday closures.

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


UIS Health Services



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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

Nov 02, 2022
Protect those you love and yourself by getting a COVID booster! UIS Health Services and the Sangamon County Department of Public Health are teaming up to…
Oct 25, 2022
Testing hours will be changing at the SHIELD COVID-19 testing site in the WUIS building. This week, testing is available: Today (Monday) until 5 p.m.10…
Oct 07, 2022
The SHIELD COVID-19 testing site on campus will be closed Monday, Oct. 10, due to a lab closure. The site will re-open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Sep 16, 2022
COVID-19 Flexible Work Arrangements for Employees The University of Illinois System COVID-19 Flexible Work Arrangements for Employees has been updated.
Sep 09, 2022
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff — Our approach to managing COVID-19 at UIS this semester is going well, and we appreciate everyone’s efforts to be United…
Sep 02, 2022
Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 5, the SHIELD testing site in WUIS 28 will be closed. The site will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Thank…