Student Resources

Computer Science Student Support Services

Undergraduate Advising

Graduate Student Forms, Thesis & Advising Resources

CS Advising Piazza submit Q&A's to simulate class discussion between students and instructors. 

CS CARES Committee is committed to fostering an open and inclusive community for all, as defined in our CS Values & Code of Conduct.

CS Mental Health Committee (CSMHC) Forum is a safe, open space where students can discuss mental health challenges, with tips and resources.

CS has limited funding for professional opportunities. Request support.

To find a resource or help connect a friend in need, please get in touch with the Illinois Computer Science Academic Office:

Campus Student Support Services

Counseling Center

McKinley Mental Health Services

WellTrack Interactive Self-Help App allows users to track their moods and learn how to control conditions like anxiety and depression.

Counseling Center Skill-Building Programming is the hub of resources that includes information to aid students in coping with the stress and challenges of college life and beyond.

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McKinley Online Relaxation Exercises encourages students to take a break and relax through guided imagery, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation exercises.

McKinley Self-Care Station Vending Machines offers free, over-the-counter self-care supplies for students—I-Card required. 

Located at:

  • Illini Union, First Floor (Southeast)
  • Student Dining & Residential Programs Building (SDRP), Mail Room
  • Grainger Library, Main Level
  • ACES Library, Main Level

McKinley’s Health Education unit has staff who provide one-on-one consultations in nutrition, sexual health, and stress management to students. Students should call McKinley at 217-333-2700 to schedule an appointment.

MindWise Mental Health Screenings takes a quick screening to see if feelings like prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleasure, and/or hopelessness might be related to depression. Other screenings for generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol misuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder are available.

University Wellness Resources Portal allows students, faculty, and staff to connect to services for mental health, wellness, access, and accommodation.

After-hours psychological Emergencies and Other Critical Problems
The Counseling Center and McKinley Health Center collaborate with Rosecrance Central Illinois to provide students with Psychological Emergency Services, which are available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, and focus on problems that need to be addressed immediately (e.g., serious illness, death in the family, severe anxiety, suicidal crisis).

For a consultation with a mental health professional after office hours, students should call the Crisis Line at 217-359-4141. The student, together with a mental health professional, will strategize the best way to make certain help is received.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 for everyone, is free, and confidential. Call or text 988 for help.

For immediate life-safety issues, always call 911. 

Religious Support: find local religious organizations that support various faith traditions.

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Office of the Dean of Students has the Student Assistance Center (SAC) in the Office of the Dean of Students that can help access any of the above resources, assist with concerns about impacts on academics, or how best to support a friend in need. The Emergency Dean Program provides an on-call university administrator after business hours. To reach the SAC or the Emergency Dean, please call 217-333-0050.


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