COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
We are currently monitoring developments related to the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we want to do what we can to relieve stress for those impacted. Our thoughts are with everyone affected, and we hope that you stay safe. Please monitor our COVID-19 webpage for resources and updates as they become available.
During this time we continue to provide services via alternative online delivery methods, phone, and email to serve our graduate community. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-333-0035 if you have any questions or need assistance.
The Graduate College Student Success unit offers individualized assistance with sensitive issues, questions, and problems affecting a graduate students' academic career. You can schedule a meeting by contacting email@example.com or (217) 333-4610.
The Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students helps students understand university policies and procedures, connects them to campus resources, and supports students in crisis.
The Office for Student Conflict Resolution offers a wide range of services for students involved in disputes or interpersonal conflicts, or those who are experiencing harassment, charges of violation of the student conduct code, or similar problems. The services include student mediation services, referral services, and student discipline. Inquiries may be submitted electronically to via the office's website.
Student Legal Service is available to help inform students on practical aspects of the law as applied to individual problems. The office handles a range of matters including traffic offenses, landlord-tenant disputes, misdemeanors, and consumer disputes.
Coping with Anxiety and Stress
The Counseling Center provides services to help students address many academic, relational, social, and emotional concerns. Staff members are trained and prepared to help you through whatever issues you may need assistance with, whether it be mental health issues like depression and anxiety, or academic issues such as time management and studying skills, or adjustment issues such as the transition to college, work-life balance, or homesickness. If you feel that it's time to talk to someone, contact the Counseling Center to make an appointment.
If you feel you need to reach out to a counselor or healthcare provider, here are some ways to do so:
- Schedule a phone consultation with the Counseling Center by calling 217-333-3704.
- United Healthcare telecounseling and telehealth serverices are available to students with university insurance.
- For McKinley Dial-a-Nurse, call 217-333-2700.
- McKinley Health Center also offers teleheath services for convenient access to health care services from a remote location.
See the Student Affairs COVID-19 Support Resources webpage for additional resources.
The Office of Student Financial Aid provides information about financial aid options to fund your education.
USFSCO is the best office to answer questions about your student account and payment options.
For program specific questions, your academic program may be the best resource for you. Not sure who to ask? Use the Roles & Access Manager to identify the contact or director of graduate study in your program. They are a good place to start.
If you have questions about registration or enrollment, contact Graduate College Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about academic records or degree certification, contact Graduate College Academic Services unit at gradAcServ@illinois.edu.
Acts of Bias, Discrimination, Violence or Sexual Assault
Establishing and maintaining a safe campus community is important. The university has campus policies in place to ensure the physical safety of everyone in the community. The university works with campus and local public safety officials to ensure people may gather safely and express their views.
- WeCare provides information about sexual misconduct support, response, and prevention. To report an incident, talk with someone, or support someone, visit wecare.illinois.edu.
- The Women's Resource Center also serves as the designated provider of Confidential Advising services, offering advocacy and support services to students, faculty, and staff who have experienced sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, and/or dating/domestic violence).
- Violence or threats of violence should be reported to the University of Illinois Police Department at 217-333-1216.
- Acts of intolerance should be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students at 217-333-0050, email@example.com, go.illinois.edu/intolerance (for anonymous reporting), or the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885.
Need further assistance?
If you are experiencing a health or safety emergency for which you need immediate medical or police attention, call 911.
For mental health emergencies call the 24-hour Crisis Line at (217) 359-4141.
- University Police TTY/TDD call (217) 244-7209
- University Police non-emergency call (217) 333-8911
- Division of Public Safety call (217) 333-1216
In the event of a campus emergency, Illini-Alert sends email and text messages, posts to Facebook and Twitter and triggers the Emergency Web Alert System for University websites.