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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents an unprecedented challenge for our community. Illinois College campus remains open to students as we carefully monitor the quickly changing environment and the latest government guidance. 

The following list of operational changes based on state and federal recommendations will be updated as our policies evolve to keep our community safe and healthy. 

  • Face-to-face instruction in classrooms has been suspended through the end of the semester. The College is in session, teaching in a remote/online format.
  • The College remains open, including residence halls, dining services, and student support services. 
  • No non-essential visitors will be permitted on campus. 
  • All food service has been consolidated to Cummings Dining Hall for carry out only. The dining hall will be open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; but will be closed from 1 - 1:30 p.m. daily.
  • Starbucks and Mondos are closed until further notice. 
  • Intercollegiate sports practices and competitions have been canceled for the season. Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center is closed with no ID access.
  • Events on campus have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes literary society and student organization meetings. 

Below is a list of modified hours and access for buildings on campus:

The Illinois College campus is closed to non-essential visitors to keep our community safe and healthy. Access to many buildings on campus is being restricted to make it possible to deploy IC’s custodial staff to areas that remain our highest priority for cleaning.

  • Alumni House is closed.
  • Baxter Hall is closed with no ID access.
  • Bruner Fitness and Recreation Center is closed with no ID access.
  • Caine Student Center  and the Center for Student Involvement will be open until 2 a.m., but there will be no access eSports, ODEI lounge, or resource room. Please maintain appropriate physical distancing as you use this space.
  • Cummings Dining Hall is open to current students, faculty and staff for carry out only from 7a.m. - 8 p.m. daily, the dining hall will close from 1-1:30 p.m. daily for cleaning and shift change. All food service has been consolidated to Cummings.
    • Starbucks and Mondos are closed until further notice. 
  • Center for Global Studies is closed with no ID access.
  • Crispin Hall is open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily; including Del '72 and Lisa Dunham Auditorium (220) and the art rooms. 
  • Greek Lettered Organization meeting spaces are closed. 
  • Kirby Learning Center  is locked, but accessible from 7 a.m. to midnight with student ID. The two largest computer rooms, 018 and 244, will remain open during these hours while the other computer rooms will remain locked. Food and drinks are not permitted in any of the computer labs on campus.
  • Lincoln Hall HUB will be open to students 24 hours a day with ID. The Tech Center will open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, and 12 noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • McGaw Fine Arts Center will be open daily 7 a.m - 6 p.m. Sibert Theatre will be closed with some exceptions for specific situations. The art studio will only be accessible during the hours McGaw is open; there will be no exterior access to the art studio. 
  • Parker Science Building is locked. If you are someone who needs regular access to the building for academic reasons, please contact Residential Life directly at 217.245.3012 about your situation.
  • Rammelkamp Chapel is closed. 
  • Schewe Library will only be open to current students, faculty and staff from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Schewe will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Sturtevant Hall is closed. 
  • Tanner Hall is closed.
  • Whipple Hall is closed.