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.

Summer/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.

Face Coverings

Mask wearing is optional in most indoor public spaces as long as social distancing can be maintained. Masks are required in specific areas on campus, including healthcare settings and the testing site. See the full list of locations where masks are required. No additional requirements for face coverings should be implemented for particular units, spaces or events.

Testing

Free testing will be available at UIS through June 29. Learn more about testing criteria, testing location and hours: COVID-19 Saliva Testing | University of Illinois Springfield (uis.edu)

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

COVID-19 Saliva Testing

Questions: Contact Bethany Bilyeu

UIS Counseling Center

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

UIS Health Services

217-206-6676

uis.edu/health-services

General questions: 
uishealthservice@uis.edu

Questions for the nurse: 
healthservnurses@uis.edu

Questions?

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

Jun 29, 2021
Good morning, UIS! It’s been reinvigorating to see our new Prairie Stars on campus this month as they’ve participated in our revamped one-day orientation…
Jun 21, 2021
The University of Illinois System issued the following statement today regarding vaccination guidelines for students for the fall semester.  To…
Jun 21, 2021
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff — Today, the University of Illinois System announced it will require that all students receive a COVID-19 vaccination if…
Jun 17, 2021
The University of Illinois Springfield Innovation Hub, the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership and the Community Health Roundtable…
Jun 16, 2021
6.16.21 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff — For the past 15 months, our UIS family has been committed to adhering to our United in Safety guidelines to…
Jun 14, 2021
06.14.21 Happy Monday, UIS! Illinois officially entered Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan last week. I hope you saw my message on Friday asking our…