School of
Integrative Biology

COVID-19 Information

No matter where you are, we are providing information on our plans to maximize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and university community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following are some important campus links you should be aware of and check regularly for the most up-to-date information and resources.

News from October 2020


Campus Sites

Main University of Illinois COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance

Official website for the University of Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic.

College of LAS COVID-19 Student Resources

Official website for the College of LAS during the COVID-19 pandemic. From this page you can access college-level student resources and advising.

McKinley Health Center COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Information

Official site for University of Illinois health-related information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Safer Illinois App

This is the link to the official app used by the University of Illinois. The app provides pandemic resources to support community health and safety.

Student Resources

SIB Advising

Get in touch with the advisors, learn more about support and resources available to you, and more!

SIB Career Connections

We're here for you, now and after you graduate. Career Connections is your place for everything career-related, getting you to your goals and beyond. We offer everything from individual consultations to community career support groups to workshops to personalized resources. Services are available to our entire Biology community - current IB and Biology majors, graduate students, and alumni.

Resources for Remote Students

This website is also useful for students attending in-person or hybrid courses, and it includes information on IT resources, academic guides, and more.

IT Resource Guide for New Students

Are you having issues with internet access, online access to courses or resources, or need other IT help? This list has comprehensive links to resources across campus, and contact information for more IT assistance.

International Student and Scholar Services COVID-19 FAQs

This website includes updates and FAQs for future and current international students and scholars.

Student Affairs COVID-19 Resource List

This list provides useful links to student resources such as counseling services, the student assistance center, women’s resources and more.

Career Center COVID-19 FAQs

Get all your career center questions answered, and access COVID specific career resources and opportunities, including pre-health academic information.


Maintaining Mental Wellness

We know this semester has been like no other. Stress surrounding the global pandemic and sociopolitical events has caused many of us to feel anxious, uncertain, and afraid. The university cares about your mental health, and as we reach the time in the semester where academic pressures may be further affecting your mental wellbeing, we want to let you know that there are many resources on campus to support you, including a new app called WellTrack. In addition to these resources, counseling services on campus are available to support you through whatever you are facing.

The WellTrack Website and Smartphone App

WellTrack is designed to help you track your moods and teach you about techniques to effectively manage challenging emotions and situations. To access WellTrack:

  • Download the app from Google Play or the App Store.
  • Once in the WellTrack app, enter your Illinois email address and click Continue.
  • Agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and click Sign In.
  • Enter your university NetID and password and click Login.
  • In the resulting screen, click Done (located bottom left).
  • You can also access the WellTrack via the web at Illinois.WellTrack.com with your Illinois email and password.

Other Wellness Resources

Below are additional resources available to students to help support mental wellness. These can be used alone to enhance your mental health self-care or in conjunction with counseling services.

Counseling Center Psychoeducational Series

The Counseling Center regularly offers workshops that give you powerful tools to develop resiliency and goal achievement skills. Topics include overcoming perfectionism, managing time, overcoming difficult emotions, improving focus, and using mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety. For more information, visit the Counseling Center’s website.

Kognito At-Risk

This interactive, online training allows you to practice what you would say if you are concerned about a friend or classmate who is showing signs of mental distress. It then provides resources you can connect them to for help. To access this training, visit the Counseling Center’s website.

Mindwise Mental Health Screenings

These brief, online screenings assess for concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance misuse, and eating disorders. The screenings can be a good first step to determine if counseling may be something to consider. To access this training, visit the Counseling Center’s website.

Healthiest You

Students who have United Healthcare through the university can access online counseling via healthiestyou By Teladoc. If you access this site through your UnitedHealthcare app, you can bypass the necessary insurance information requirement. If you need help, contact customer service at 217-333-0165 or email insure@illinois.edu.