Campus Life

Residence halls

  • Campus Housing remains open to residents.
  • Increased sanitation measures include multiple daily cleaning of high-touch, high-traffic areas.
  • Assignments for the fall semester will reduce density.
  • Guests will not be allowed in the residence halls. This includes both day visitors and overnight visitors. This policy will be revisited as public health considerations allow.
  • Housing move-in has been altered to offer three options based upon student need, including traditional (Aug. 19- 23), Early “Drop-and-Go” (Aug. 11-14), and Interim Housing (Aug. 8-19).
  • Physical distancing and other prevention measures are required based on guidelines provided by UI Health, the State of Illinois, and the CDC.
  • Learn more at our Campus Housing website

UIC Student Centers and dining

  • Student Center East and Student Center West remain open with modified hours.
  • Physical distancing signage and additional hand sanitizers can be found throughout the buildings.
  • Restrooms are open and hand towels have been added as an additional safety measure.
  • Residential dining will be open under revised hours; students may dine in or take out.
  • The UIC Bookstores will re-open the week of August 17th.  The Bookstore remains open online.
  • Lounge spaces have been reconfigured using tables and chairs only (at an appropriate physical distance) for study, online classes and dining.
  • Some retail dining locations may be closed or have modified hours due to changes in class schedules and on-campus populations.
  • Every dining location will use approved health and safety measures, have hand sanitizer available and will have nearby sit-down dining as well as grab and go options.
  • Learn more at our Dining website.

Recreation Centers

  • Campus Recreation’s Student Recreation Facility (SRF) and the Sport & Fitness Center (SFC) are open with modified hours and programming.
  • Hand sanitizer and gym wipes are available throughout the facility.
  • Reduced operational hours to allow for increased cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Some equipment is unavailable due to distancing guidelines.
  • The fitness floor will have designated areas with capacity restrictions.
  • Individuals must adhere to the Campus Recreation COVID-19 Protocol when using Campus Recreation facilities.
  • Campus Recreation will continue to offer at-home options.

Student involvement and events

  • The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) introduces the “Involvement Calculator” which allows students to list things they’re interested in and then receive a personalized list of opportunities that exist at UIC.
  • UIC Connection has over 400+ registered student organizations for 2020-2021; find organizations you will want to join and/or lead!
  • Weeks of Welcome, beginning August 19, 2020, provides many opportunities to get involved at UIC.
  • For current information on student events, engagement and activities visit the Center for Student Involvement website.

Student support and wellness

U & I Care Program helps students dealing with personal hardship. U & I Care Program partners are available for student support and wellness.

Mental and emotional well-being

The following are resources available to all students, faculty and staff: 

Meetings, gatherings and events

  • All venues are open for rentals/reservations.
  • Physically distanced floor plans must be approved by management in advance.
  • Maximum capacity of 50 persons per room, socially distanced.
  • Restrooms will be closed periodically for sanitation.
  • High touch areas will be sanitized on a frequent basis.
  • All guests must wear a mask and have temperature taken upon entry.
  • Food and beverage service have been suspended.
  • Spaces are available for use by registered student organizations, campus departments, and external clients.
  • Several smaller rooms will not be in use.
  • In the Student Centers, only the Illinois Room in Student Center East and the Thompson Rooms in Student Center West can accommodate 50 people.
  • New policies have been implemented to extend the time between events allowing for proper sanitizing of rooms after each event.
  • For current information on locating space for registered student organizations, university departments, and non-university clients, visit Meetings & Conferences website.