The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign places a high priority on the health, safety, and security of students, faculty, and staff during their time on campus. The university is monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) globally. This page includes updates and FAQs relevant to incoming exchange students currently attending or accepted to Illinois.
All students, including international and exchange students, are welcome on our campus. Residence halls are open. However, the university has asked that all students who can go elsewhere consider doing so. Campus units will work with students who cannot leave to ensure they have a safe and supportive home here as they continue their studies. As of March 23, academic instruction will move to an online format for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. The university has created a website intended to be a central starting point for information and updates about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our community: covid19.illinois.edu.
To find answers to questions related to your DS-2019 or other visa related issues, please refer to the International Student and Scholar Services COVID-19 webpage.