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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 (coronavirus) is impacting the globe in ways we haven’t seen in recent memory. The well-being of our students, staff and campus communities is our top priority, and we hope the below will help answer many of the questions you have.

Have questions we didn’t answer below? Email our Student Services team at campus_support@uti.edu.
We’re constantly monitoring recommendations from the CDC and local governments, so please check back frequently.

  • Are hands-on labs open at my campus?

    Our hands-on labs are currently open. UTI’s campuses are following a blended learning education model, which includes a mix of online instructor-led training with hands-on application in the lab. This is the case for automotive, diesel, motorcycle, and marine programs. All other programs include classroom and lab learning only.

  • How are you communicating COVID-19 updates?

    COVID-19 updates are sent in a variety of methods, including video messaging, email, text and public announcements, along with published updates on UTI.edu. Urgent updates are broadcast through our emergency response system. We also will publish some updates on our social media channels.

    If you are a student, please select your contact preference(s) by visiting http://notify.uti.edu. Please contact your Student Services representative if you need help registering.

  • Are campus tours/visits postponed due to COVID-19?

    Campus tours are taking place at all campus locations. They may be modified for the health and well-being of our students, staff and guests, consistent with applicable health official guidance.

  • Are campus events postponed due to COVID-19?

    Campus events are taking place at all campus locations. They may be modified for the health and well-being of our students, staff, guests and our wider communities as a whole, consistent with applicable health official guidance.

  • What should I do if I'm a student who is struggling financially during the crisis?

    Our Employment Services staff at each campus can assist students who have lost a job and need to look for a new one.1

    Additionally, our Student Services teams have community resource lists for services that include food banks and shelters. Our campus food pantry is great resource for students in need, and our Student Services team can also help qualified students apply for emergency funds as needed.

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  • What are you doing to lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus?

    We’re actively following guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and local health departments as we continue to monitor any changes to those protocols and adjust as needed.

  • Have you changed the way you're cleaning/disinfecting each campus?

    Each campus is working with their cleaning providers to take enhanced sanitizing measures. Additionally, we’re:

    • Cleaning high-touch surfaces daily
    • Providing hand-sanitizing stations
    • Directing individuals who show symptoms of illness to stay home and seek medical attention
    • Promoting effective personal hygiene

  • Are you screening students, staff, and campus visitors for COVID-19?

    EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO SELF-SCREEN before entering a UTI/MMI facility. ALL students, staff, vendors and visitors are required to complete this self-screening for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or exposure to someone sick or symptomatic with COVID-19.

    Effective September 19, 2021, the Lisle campus, in accordance with the Illinois Executive Order, will require everyone entering the building to have proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 7 calendar days.

  • How can I help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

    There are many things we can do as individuals to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

    • Get a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and seek medical attention.
    • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth as recommended by the CDC or local health officials.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer).
    • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.

  • Where can I find more information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

    For the latest information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the CDC website.