Degree Audit System (DARS)

Using DARS, students can access a Degree Audit Report. This report is an unofficial audit of degree progress and includes all completed courses, as well as those currently in progress. Additional instructions for generating your Degree Audit Report can be found in the Info/Instructions: Degree Audit System – Students (PDF)

The Learning Hub

The Learning Hub offers free academic support services to currently enrolled UIS students both both in-person and online—in writing, math, accounting, economics, science, computer science, and academic skills as well as supplemental instruction; online, on-ground, and in-class workshops; walk-in assistance; and additional support materials.

The Hub is located in Brookens Library, Room 462 and can be reached at 217-206-6503/

Prior Learning Assessment/Credit for Prior Learning

The IPL 305 (Undergraduate) and IPL 501 (Graduate) courses , also referred to as the Prior Learning Assessment program, are designed to provide a way for students to present evidence that they should earn college credit for learning experiences (military or otherwise) outside of UIS. Students in the course create a portfolio reflecting on their prior experiences.

Upon completing the course, you may be eligible to complete additional portfolios, earning up to 16 credits to be applied to Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) requirements or General Electives. 

Enrollment in IPL 305 or 501 requires the completion of the Prior Learning Course Application (PDF). It is important to note that some departments have specific requirements related to ECCE and IPL. Prior to enrolling in either of these courses, be sure to contact your department/advisor as well as the IPL Office to confirm that this is appropriate for you.

Advise U

Advise U was launched in Fall 2020 to assist students for educational success.

Advise U is the quickest and easiest way to:

  • Identify your academic advisor
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor
  • Prepare a tentative drag-and-drop course schedule for an upcoming semester

There’s no app to download. Instead, access Advise U using a web browser on your mobile device or computer:

Brookens Library

Brookens Library provides access to over 750,000 books and serials. Beyond resource access, the library provides research support, has a range of items besides books that you can check out, provides space for quiet study and group study, and offers printing, scanning and copying services.

Phone: 217-206-6605

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides counseling, outreach and psychological consultation to UIS students. Counseling services are free of charge to all enrolled students who are attending classes on the UIS campus.

Phone: 217-206-7122
Human Resources Building (HRB) 64

Information Technology Services (ITS)

Phone: 217.206.6000
Client Services, Brookens (BRK) 180

Military and Veterans Lounge

The Military and Veterans Lounge is a physical space on campus designated for use by our military-connected, active duty, and veteran students. The lounge is located in University Hall (UHB) 1002 (main level near the ID Center) and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but if you see the door opened after hours, feel welcomed to come in. Also feel free to use this space to study, get free coffee and snacks, print or scan homework or other documents, relax before or after classes, and possibly to run into some other student veterans.

Office of Disability Services (ODS)

The Office of Disability Services ensures students with documented disabilities receive the academic accommodations needed for their success in the classroom. ODS collaborates with the faculty to facilitate the implementation of academic accommodations. Students must register with ODS in order to receive academic accommodations.

Phone: 217-206-6666
Human Resources Building (HRB) 80

UIS New Student Orientation and Parent Relations

Phone: (217) 206–8181
Office: University Hall Building (UHB) 1080

Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center

The Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center connects students with meaningful volunteer opportunities and supports students in the process of engaging around topics that they are passionate about.

Phone: 217-206-7716
Student Union

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center provides the necessary resources and knowledge for students, faculty, and employers to effectively collaborate and find career opportunities. This office provides services in an accessible manner to all UIS students via in-person and distance methods.

Phone: 217-206-6508
Student Affairs Building (SAB) 50

Health Services

Health Services provides a range of health care services intended to allow individuals to perform optimally, both physically and mentally, in order to achieve their academic and intellectual potential. Health Services is available to enrolled students who are attending classes on the UIS campus. Students do not pay an office visit fee, but some small user fees are charged for certain services.

Phone: (217)206-6676
Business Services Building (BSB) 20

Military and Veterans Club (MVC)

M.V.C. is the campus chapter of Student Veterans of America and is an organization at UIS that provides a support network to active military, veteran students and families. This is an open organization for students to come socialize and network, as well as discuss ways UIS can better accommodate the veteran student population on campus. Check the MVC’s UIS Connection Page for club meeting times and upcoming events, or contact the MVC at to learn more.

Office of Admissions

Earn a U of I degree in small classes taught by professors who know your name.

Phone: (217) 206-4847

Office of Financial Assistance

Nearly 70 percent of all students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans, and/or student employment. We are ready to help you apply for and receive assistance to fund your education.

Phone: (217) 206-6724

Women's Center

Phone: (217) 206-7173
Office: SLB #15

Off-Campus Resources

State and National Resources

Military Resources