Illinois State University anticipates that the State of Illinois will be in Phase 5 of Restore Illinois as early as June 11. As a result, the Fall 2021 semester will be a time of transition for the University, our state, and nation as we return to life similar to times prior to COVID-19. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the University will continue to follow the most up-to-date health and safety guidance and will make adjustments accordingly when necessary.
Fall 2021: Return to a More Traditional Residential College Experience
As we look forward to the 2021-2022 academic year, we are encouraged by the reports from public health experts and government officials who indicate that the vaccination of Americans has resulted in significantly lower positivity rates that will result in a more normal fall than we experienced last year. It is with this understanding that planning for the fall 2021 semester has progressed.
As students and employees become eligible for the vaccine as outlined in the IDPH's vaccine distribution plan, vaccination clinics will be held on-campus when a vaccine supply is made available to the University by the McLean County Health Department.
Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to read the guidance provided by the CDC regarding symptoms and preventive steps you can take to avoid the Coronavirus and the spread of respiratory diseases.