COVID-19 Saliva Based Testing

LLCC is partnering with SHIELD Illinois to provide saliva based COVID-19 testing for our LLCC community. These tests are free of charge and are designed to identify positive cases prior to the onset of symptoms (if you are symptomatic, we still do not want you coming onto campus). This testing program will begin today, April 19, and will be conducted on the south side of the Trutter Center. Testing will be conducted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and individuals will get their test results by the next business day. Please note that individuals should not eat, drink (including water), chew gum, smoke or use tobacco products within 60 minutes of providing a saliva sample. While we are not requiring employees to be tested, if you are on campus it is strongly encouraged that you be tested once a week. This is just an additional measure to help ensure the health and safety of our campus community.

In order to be tested, you will need to do the following:
Register on the SHIELD IL portal account: Portal.shieldillinois.com
Use agency code: bhzrx9j1-emp

This is the site where you can go if you want to schedule an appointment for testing (although an appointment is not required) and to view your test results. Additional information regarding the testing program: Employee SHIELD Testing Instructions.

Graduate Parade information for faculty/staff

LLCC will hold an outdoor Graduate Parade on Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m. All LLCC employees are invited to participate and should arrive on campus no later than 5:30 p.m. Campus roads/entrances will be shut down around that time to prepare for the parade. Employees will line the parade route. Ideally, employees will be near the area where they “live” on campus (employees who primarily work in the Workforce Careers Center will be on the sidewalk in front of that building, etc.) Employees who usually work in Cass, Menard and Sangamon, and the Outreach Centers and other off-campus locations, will be assigned to the area where the parade is preparing to exit campus (just past Trutter/Millennium). All employees should wear masks, maintain appropriate social distancing and wear the “Driven to Succeed” T-shirts ordered through PRM. Employee participants are also encouraged to make signs congratulating the graduates, but should do so at limited expense (no professional banners, etc.) We will have decorations with  “Congrats Grads” banners at the campus entrance. It is also important to note there is no stopping of parade traffic. To ensure appropriate COVID protocols and maintain safe social distancing, graduates and their guests will be instructed to remain in their vehicles for the duration of the parade.

Rain date for the Graduate Parade is Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Participants would need to arrive by 9:30 a.m. if that occurs.

Order your free Commencement T-shirt yet today

LLCC Commencement 2021. Drivent to Succeed. LLCC.LLCC is providing faculty and staff free T-shirts that have the theme “Driven to Succeed” with an original logo by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager. Complete the T-shirt order form by today, April 15.

As part of Commencement 2021, graduates are being invited to a Graduate Parade on the LLCC Springfield campus on Thursday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. (rain date Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.). Faculty and staff should wear their free T-shirts to the event. (Even if you cannot participate in the event, you can order a free T-shirt.) Participating faculty and staff will be assigned locations along the campus parade route.

Students who have signed up for the Virtual Commencement will be sent invitations to participate in the Graduate Parade.

2021 graduates have also been invited to the LLCC Springfield campus Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13 (times are TBD) to a “selfie station” in the Trutter Center and at Outreach Centers. Students will sign up for a time so proper social distancing can be ensured. Virtual Commencement video, with speakers and photos of graduates, will debut online on Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m.

Our sympathy to Sharon Fritts

We extend our condolences to Sharon Fritts, administrative assistant to the dean, health professions, on the recent passing of her father, Thomas B. Lucas, on April 13. A visitation and service will be held at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena, New York on Monday, April 19. Read the obituary.

Order your free Commencement T-shirt by April 15

LLCC Commencement 2021. Drivent to Succeed. LLCC.LLCC is providing faculty and staff free T-shirts that have the theme “Driven to Succeed” with an original logo by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager. Complete the T-shirt order form by Thursday, April 15.

As part of Commencement 2021, graduates are being invited to a Graduate Parade on the LLCC Springfield campus on Thursday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. (rain date Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.). Faculty and staff should wear their free T-shirts to the event. (Even if you cannot participate in the event, you can order a free T-shirt.) Participating faculty and staff will be assigned locations along the campus parade route.

Students who have signed up for the Virtual Commencement will be sent invitations to participate in the Graduate Parade.

2021 graduates have also been invited to the LLCC Springfield campus Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13 (times are TBD) to a “selfie station” in the Trutter Center and at Outreach Centers. Students will sign up for a time so proper social distancing can be ensured. Virtual Commencement video, with speakers and photos of graduates, will debut online on Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m.

Commencement week events – order your free T-shirt now!

LLCC Commencement 2021. Drivent to Succeed. LLCC.As part of Commencement 2021, graduates are being invited to a Graduate Parade on the LLCC Springfield campus on Thursday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. (rain date Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.). Students who have signed up for the Virtual Commencement will be sent invitations to participate in the Graduate Parade.

Participating faculty and staff will be assigned locations along the campus parade route. LLCC will provide faculty and staff with free T-shirts to wear at the event. The T-shirts have the theme “Driven to Succeed” with an original logo by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager. Complete the T-shirt order form by Thursday, April 15. (Even if you cannot participate in the event, you can order a free T-shirt.)

2021 graduates have also been invited to the LLCC Springfield campus Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13 (times are TBD) to a “selfie station” in the Trutter Center and at Outreach Centers. Students will sign up for a time so proper social distancing can be ensured. Virtual Commencement video, with speakers and photos of graduates, will debut online on Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m.

Commencement week events – order your free T-shirt now!

LLCC Commencement 2021. Drivent to Succeed. LLCC.As part of Commencement 2021, graduates are being invited to a Graduate Parade on the LLCC Springfield campus on Thursday, May 13, beginning at 6 p.m. (rain date Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m.). Students who have signed up for the Virtual Commencement will be sent invitations to participate in the Graduate Parade.

Participating faculty and staff will be assigned locations along the campus parade route. LLCC will provide faculty and staff with free T-shirts to wear at the event. The T-shirts have the theme “Driven to Succeed” with an original logo by Greg Walbert, graphic design manager. Complete the T-shirt order form by Thursday, April 15. (Even if you cannot participate in the event, you can order a free T-shirt.)

2021 graduates have also been invited to the LLCC Springfield campus Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13 (times are TBD) to a “selfie station” in the Trutter Center and at Outreach Centers. Students will sign up for a time so proper social distancing can be ensured. Virtual Commencement video, with speakers and photos of graduates, will debut online on Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m.

CCSSE Update

LLCC is participating in the online Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) administration this spring. CCSSE is a national survey focused on teaching, learning, and retention in community colleges. To learn more about CCSSE visit www.ccsse.org.

We launched the survey on March 2, and 716 students have responded thus far. We are still far short of our goal — 2000 completions. Please encourage students to share their perspective.