- 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.
- 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.
- The UIC Counseling Center has remote access to its services for new and existing clients.
- The Wellness Center offers virtual resources such as wellness coaching and workshops.
- The Wellness Center’s Pop-Up Pantry is available on a modified schedule to provide food-insecure students with access to free and nutritious food.
- The Disability Resource Center (DRC) team is serving students remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Office of the Dean of Students staff are available to assist students regarding legal services, veterans’ affairs, student assistance, and community standards.
Mental and emotional well-being
The following are resources available to all students, faculty and staff:
- The Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) provides a confidential advocate for virtual appointments.
- The Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change may be operating at a limited capacity or virtually for events, programming and support.
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.