Safety

Campus should be a safe space for our students, and we go to great lengths to keep it that way.

COVID-19 Campus Safety Measures

UIUC is privileged to include some of the world’s leading minds on COVID-19 safety, testing, and procedures. Their knowledge has helped us to craft one of the most robust testing programs in higher education, which currently accounts for about 2% of testing in the entire U.S.

To help keep our campus community safe, we're offering a hybrid of online and in-person classes. In addition to wearing masks and practicing social distancing, students on campus are required to test twice weekly. Our Safer Illinois app offers access to rapid test results, entry status to university buildings, exposure notifications, and more. And, if students have any questions, our COVID Wellness Answer Center is on hand to answer them.

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Faculty, staff and students take part in the free on-campus COVID-19 walk-up testing sites on campus

As many as 17,500+ tests administered daily

University of Illinois Police Department

Our police department has the highest accreditation possible, and they're very transparent in providing you information. In fact, we were recently recognized as the top Clery compliance program in the country.

How We Protect You

Our police department is an accredited Tier II ILEAP agency, meaning their policies are recognized as highly effective and in line with the best practices in law enforcement. We have 4 police departments located within about a mile's radius of campus, and all are available to patrol and respond to emergencies. They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a student patrol for extra monitoring. We also take extra precautions throughout campus, including coded keys, security cameras, emergency telephones, and bright lighting.

1,900 security cameras

Things You Can Do

To start, review the safety tips outlined by our Police Department. Suggestions include utilizing campus resources like SafeWalks and SafeRides and attending safety classes and programs. You can also download the Illinois Student Mobile App, which includes important safety-related phone numbers.

students checking the Illini-Alert on their phones

If there’s an emergency, you’ll know.

Illini-Alert sends mass texts and email messages to keep you updated on emergency situations at UIUC. All you have to do is sign up when you get to campus!

For more about safety on campus, visit our Police Department or read our Annual Security Report.

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