As of Tuesday, March 1st, Millikin will no longer require masks to be worn on campus. Keep in mind, those individuals who prefer to wear a mask, who experience symptoms, who come into direct contact with individuals who have tested positive, or who are immunocompromised are encouraged to continue masking. Read the full update here.




Partnership with SHIELD Illinois:

Don't forget to register for the new SHIELD testing scheduling tool! As a reminder, you can go to: to sign up for your account. Learn more about SHIELD at

Academic Accommodations

Students who are high-risk for COVID-19 or have other learning needs due to COVID-19 should be encouraged to contact Carrie Pierson, Senior Director for Center for Academic & Professional Performance, at or 217.424.3999, if they need accommodations. 

Academic Calendar

The full academic calendar for 2021-2022 can be viewed here.

Engagement & Attendance Policy

Students will not be penalized for missing a face-to-face class due to symptomatic illness or following a quarantine order, but they are still required to complete all assigned work. Students may be assigned additional work to engage with course material missed during absence from class. Students should feel comfortable contacting their faculty members with any questions or concerns.



Visit the Millikin University athletics website for information on athletic events.

In-Person Events

Individuals interesting in scheduling an indoor event should email


Millikin University will follow best practices as outlined by the American College Health Association, Association of College and University Housing Officers-International, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Macon County Health Department (MCHD). Additional expectations regarding housing can be found in Millikin’s Everything You Need to Know About Living On Campus brochure at

Residential Operations

Outside guests will be permitted in the residential units, and roommate changes will be permitted to support health and wellness. Enhanced cleaning, according to the CDC guidelines, will continue in all common areas and high-touch surfaces, with a focus on restrooms. COVID-19 prevention information will be posted prominently in common areas.

In the event of a residential student becoming a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case, temporary isolation spaces on campus will be utilized. If necessary, these spaces may also be utilized to assist with a campus quarantine of an asymptomatic contact of a confirmed case.  

Upperclass Housing Options

Fraternity and sorority chapters will offer an operation with single occupancy housing. Dormers will be used in Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta and Pi Beta Phi with modifications. The Woods at Millikin apartments are already low-density spaces with individual sleeping rooms and only two students per restroom. Continued attention will be paid to monitoring student health across the complex, responding to symptomatic students and cleaning of common spaces.

Financial Assistance

We have several resources available to assist with the needs associated with financial disruption:

Public Safety

Safe Rides and Safe Walks

  • - Public Safety will attempt to provide more Safe Walks instead of Safe Rides in the enclosed van which will provide better social distancing options
  • - Safe Rides will be offered with occupancy restrictions of two passengers
  • - Vehicles will be properly ventilated

Lock outs/Re-Cores

  • - Service will be provided with no signature or contact required.