COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Campus Information:

Instructions for Downloading the Safer Illinois App

Instructions for downloading the Safer Illinois App can be found here:

Current Campus Building Access Requirements

If you're fully vaccinated: Upload your vaccination information to the McKinley Portal: (Access "Granted" status takes about 1-2 weeks)

If you're NOT fully vaccinated: You will need to take a COVID-19 test and receive negative results twice per week:

COVID-19 Testing

Unvaccinated students and anyone visiting campus (including faculty, staff, students) occasionally are required to be tested and have test results no more than 4 days prior to entering any university facility. For the most up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 Testing requirements, please consult the campus website here:

Campus testing locations are listed here:

If you think you qualify for a COVID-19 testing exemption, you can apply here:

Face Masks

Face coverings/masks are currently required for everyone in university facilities, unless they are alone in a private space. Face coverings/masks are also required outside of facilities if social distancing is not possible. More information about face masks can be found here:

Testing Positive and Quarantining

All faculty, staff, and students who test positive will be required to isolate and quarantine per guidance by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. More information about quarantining can be found here:

Mandatory Online COVID-19 Training

All faculty, staff, and students are required to complete the Division of Research Safety COVID-19 online training. This must be completed even if you are working 100% remotely. Deadline for completion is August 24, 2020. The online training can be found here:

Mandatory COVID-19 Return to Campus Info Form

All employees (faculty, staff, TAs, and RAs) must complete this return to campus information form:

COVID-19 Resources:

University COVID-19 Website

The University’s COVID-19 website with information and resources can be found here:  

Graduate College COVID-19 Updates

The Graduate College maintains a COVID-19 website with information and updates of particular interest to graduate students:

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) COVID-19 Updates

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) maintains a COVID-19 website with information and updates of particular interest to international graduate students:  

COVID-19 Health Support Resources

The campus maintains a list of virtual counseling and medical support resources available to students:

COVID-19 Instructional and Employment Resources:

Guidance for Employees Working In and Away From University Facilities

Illinois Human Resources has created guidance for employees working within campus facilities and also for employees working remotely.

Classroom Management Guide

Instructors are encouraged to read through the COVID-19 Classroom Management Guide for further information regarding classroom management.

Graduate Admissions Contact

S Lance Cooper

Lance Cooper
Associate Head for Graduate Programs
227 Loomis Laboratory
(217) 333-3645

Have questions about the admission process?
Read through the Admissions pages or contact us.


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