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We are Hilltop READY

Illinois College reopened campus for in-person instruction with a hybrid academic experience designed to inspire your achievement and ensure you Graduate READY.

Let's move forward together.

Illinois College is committed to preserving the in-person, student-centered IC education that we know to be so effective while protecting the health and wellbeing of our community from COVID-19. 

We will continue to update guidance based on recommendations from the CDC, state and local public health officials.

Read the full Hilltop READY Plan

“You will continue to find the personalized education and valuable learning experiences that will prepare you exceptionally well for the future. Where you go to college matters and these transformative opportunities can only happen at a place like Illinois College.”

President Barbara A. Farley

Updates from President Farley

At a Glance

Teaching and learning

  • Revised academic calendar. 
  • Classrooms that support physical distancing. 
  • Hybrid instruction: in-person class supported by online elements.

Community of Care Agreement

  • Wearing masks, practicing physical distancing and daily monitoring of symptoms.
  • Following the surveillance testing protocol beginning in January.

Residential Life

  • Residential students will be notified when they can schedule their return to campus by Residential Life. New students may have up to two additional guests helping them move in. 
  • Spaces have been reserved for quarantine and isolation should they be necessary. 


  • Limited seating in campus dining locations. 
  • Grab-and-go items available. 
  • Strict cleaning protocols and eliminate self-service stations. 
  • Directional signage will be clearly posted.

Cleaning protocols

  • Cleaning protocols have been enhanced across campus. 
See the complete plan


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