Returning to the traditional campus experience

Students pose for a picture during Welcome Week

Over a year into the pandemic, as staff prepared for a complete return to in-person learning in fall 2021, the Division was thrilled to resume some of our favorite on-campus traditions and experiences with continued modifications in place.

FAQ: University excused absences

Students walking on the snowy quad

Navigating college classes can be difficult enough on its own, but the current COVID-19 pandemic and other stressful situations can make the process even more challenging. Take a look through this quick FAQ to make absence reporting as painless as possible.

Winter 2021 Commencement

Jenna McGill of Yorkville, an exercise science major finishing her undergraduate degree, attended the Redbird Stage Crossing with her parents.

Illinois State University will award approximately 956 baccalaureate degrees and 240 graduate degrees at the Winter 2021 Commencement, December 9-11.