Weekly Round-Up

Student Resources for Remote Learning

The Illinois Remote main site has a Student Resources page, where you’ll find information on how to get started with remote learning, tech and exam help, library and computer lab resources, student wellness resources and more.


Please pay particular attention to the Additional Resources at the bottom of the page. The College and Departmental Contacts for Students has been updated with current information for the fall, and it also now includes points of contact for student forms.

How to Get your Textbooks

The Illini Union Bookstore has the following message for students:

“For their health and wellbeing, we will not be allowing individuals to shop in-store for textbooks. Purchases are online only. Pick up will be held at the Illini Union between August 16 and August 29 and after that at the bookstore.  We will also be distributing PPE kits at the same time.  Order early if you want to get your books in time for class!”

If you have questions you can call the bookstore at 217-333-2050 or email iubtextbooks@illinois.edu, or check out the FAQ at https://bookstore.illinois.edu/site_textbookFAQ.asp.”

Undergraduate Research Resources

The Office of Undergraduate Research has assembled two online resources to provide undergraduate researchers and their mentors: 1) a curated list of guidelines for safe research practices; and 2) information about OUR’s programming for the fall semester. These resources can be found at http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/covid19/.

These guidelines were developed in accordance with University of Illinois protocols and are subject to change based on our developing knowledge of COVID-19 and evolving university guidance. 

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and resilience during these challenging times. Please contact us at ugresearch@illinois.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Lead Your Life: Select Leadership Studies courses

Need help sorting through what’s next for you? Choose what matches your schedule and your needs. Gain skills to help you through any challenge life sends your way.

LEAD 140 (2nd eight weeks – online)

Harnessing Your Interpersonal Intelligence lets you look inward. Practice self-awareness and self-management to gain control of who you are and what you want. Open to students with freshmen, sophomore, or junior standing.

LEAD 260 (full semester – both in person and online options)

Foundations of Leadership focuses on what kind of leader you want to be to make a difference in your world. Explore diversity, foundational and contemporary approaches to leadership, and more to learn how to more effectively work with and lead others. Fulfills a Social & Behavioral Science Gen Ed requirement.

LEAD 440 (1st eight weeks – online)

Interpersonal Intelligence for Professional Success is all about developing the tools you need to work collaboratively and help lead professional and academic teams of all shapes and sizes. Open to students with senior standing and graduate students.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jenn Smist at jsmist@illinois.edu.

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