Resources

On Campus

  • Advising
    • Any student under 30 credit hours earned (generally incoming freshman or first-year students) will be assigned an advisor by the Office of Advising Services, Information and Support (OASIS). Information regarding the assignment of OASIS advisors can be found on the OASIS website
    • If you need further assistance you can contact OASIS at at 217-206-7471/advising@uis.edu. 
    • Once you reach 30 credit hours, you will be assigned an academic advisor from the department of your chosen major. You can find your advisor using the Find Your Advisor Application or by going to the Academics tab in the My UIS Student Portal.
  • 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/thehub@uis.edu
  • 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.
  • UIS Navigate

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
    • Name: Bree Schmulbach
    • Email: bschm6@uis.edu
    • Phone: (217)206-8641
    • Business Services Building (BSB) 20

  • Phone: 217.206.6000
  • Email: techsupport@uis.edu
  • Client Services, Brookens (BRK) 180

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 President Abraham Rios (jrios3@uis.edu) to learn more.

The Military and Veterans Lounge is a physical space on campus designated for use by military personnel and student veterans. The lounge is located in the Public Affairs Center (PAC) room 117 (lower level near the bookstore) and is open whenever the PAC building is open. Please feel free to use this space to study, relax before or after classes, and possibly to run into some other student veterans.

  • Earn a U of I degree in small classes taught by professors who know your name.
  • Phone: (217) 206-4847
  • Email: admissions@uis.edu

  • 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
    • Email: ods@uis.edu
    • Human Resources Building (HRB) 80

  • 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.
  • Name: Victoria Jones
  • Phone: (217) 206-6724
  • Email: finaid@uis.edu

  • Email: uisorientation@uis.edu
  • Phone: (217) 206–8181
  • Office: University Hall Building (UHB) 1080

Mark Dochterman, Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement and Coordinator for Veterans Affairs (217-206-8387, veterans@uis.edu), is the contact on campus for veteran and military service questions regarding connecting military personnel and veterans to campus resources, the UIS Student Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, information in this document, military graduation cords, M.V.C., or any other questions you may have.

  • 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.
    • Student Union Leadership Center
    • Phone: 217-206-7716

    Email: Volunteer@uis.edu

  • Phone: (217) 206-7173
  • Email: womenscenter@uis.edu
  • Office: SLB #15

Off Campus