Department of Chemistry: COVID-19 information and resources

With constant changes and updates on campus due to COVID-19, the Department of Chemistry has created this page with helpful information and resources for students. The campus-wide response to COVID-19 continues to evolve as the pandemic continues. Here are website pages with more details for students.

University officials answered a variety of questions during a recorded COVID-19 Briefing Series: Response Update on Nov. 6. Here are a few direct links to some of the questions they answered during the briefing.  

More information and resources, as well as other videos in the COVID-19 Briefing Series, can be found on the University of Illinois COVID-19 site, and students, faculty and staff can find help with remote learning, teaching and working this semester at Illinois Remote. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences also has a COVID-19 information site. And below you will find information specific to the Department of Chemistry.

While COVID-19 is the primary health concern on campus, remember it is also flu season and McKinley Health Center on campus offers free flu shots to students who have paid the health service fee, and it is also available to benefit eligible faculty and staff. Learn more on the McKinley Health Center website. You can find more information about influenza through the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Important information and resources 

  • Chemistry Library

  • SCS Academic Advising for Fall Semester 

  • Career Services for Fall Semester

  • Tutoring Services for Fall Semester

    • In-person tutoring services have been temporarily suspended until the University of Illinois decides that it is safe for students and staff to resume face-to-face interactions. But you can visit the Virtual CLC to find out more about how to get help during the Fall 2020 semester.

    • One resource is the Chemistry Learning Piazza where CLC staff members that will be available Monday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. (Central) to answer your questions. Instructions on how to sign up and post questions to the Chemistry Learning Piazza can be found here. You can also check out the CLC’s online tutorials

    • One-on-one or small group tutoring is available. Students can be matched and find tutors for hire at Tutor Matching Service. You can find other tutoring resources on the Academic Advising page.

  • Department Administration Office
    • Department administration staff located in 109 Noyes are working remotely this semester. For graduate student questions, contact Graduate Program Coordinator, Connie Knight, at For undergraduate student questions, contact Student Services Coordinator, Heather Schulze, at And for general inquiries, contact Office Support Specialist, Jackie Miller, at (217) 333-5071 or her direct line at (217) 244-3334.  Her email is

  • Mental Health Resources

    • Department of Psychology: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Psychology Department recognizes that the coronavirus pandemic poses concerns for both physical and mental health and has collected an extensive list of resources specifically for students, as well as resources that are available to the broader Urbana-Champaign community. These resources are meant to be useful to individuals and as someone who might be concerned about or caring for others.
    • Counseling Center: In this unprecedented time, stress and uncertainty can make it difficult to protect your mental health. Illinois students can always reach out to the Counseling Center.
    • Virtual Counseling: Your health services fee covers free access to an online counseling service. BetterHelp provides students with the chance to interact with accredited professionals, including psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical and social workers, and board licensed professional counselors. This online platform allows you to speak one-on-one with a professional both through messaging and scheduled meetings, including live chats, phone calls, or video sessions.
  • Graduate College COVID-19 Information and Resources

    • The Graduate College COVID-19 page addresses changes to important deadlines, impact to applicants and admitted students, updates for grad assistants, fellows, and hourly employees, online workshops, individual advising appointments, health and wellness resources, travel recommendations and more.

  • International Student and Scholar Services COVID-19 Updates
    • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 globally. This page includes updates and FAQs relevant to future and current international students and scholars.

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