Recent Updates

Additional Vaccine Requirements

August 26, 2021

Greetings Students: 

This morning, Governor Pritzker announced a series of additional vaccine requirements. I wanted to make you aware of this announcement and what we know right now.

Effective September 5, higher education students will be mandated to be vaccinated. Those who are unable or unwilling to receive the vaccine will be required to get tested for COVID-19 at least once per week. 

As you can imagine, there are many questions. We are working with the appropriate officials to understand these new requirements and how they will affect Waubonsee students and employees.

We understand that this announcement may cause some emotion and concern. Please know we will work with you to ensure your learning remains uninterrupted, as we develop solutions to secure your safety. 

We will provide you with updates as quickly as possible on the next steps.

Waubonsee Mask Update

Effective August 2, 2021, all Waubonsee employees, students, and guests will be required to wear a mask indoors while in common areas on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

Waubonsee continues to follow protocols and procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including those for masks and physical distancing.

This decision comes in response to the CDC's most recent announcement regarding mask guidelines as it grows more concerned over the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its ability to be transmitted even by vaccinated individuals.

Get Vaccinated, Receive a $100 Bookstore Credit!

Effective immediately, the college will incentivize students to get vaccinated. All students registered for fall classes who have received their final vaccination on or after July 1, 2021, will be eligible to receive a $100 credit at the Waubonsee Bookstore on the Sugar Grove or Aurora Downtown Campuses. Proof of registration, an official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, and a photo ID will be required. Limit one per person.

Learn more about our free on-campus vaccine clinics.

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Reporting a case of COVID-19

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must contact your instructor(s) and send an email to Please do not come to campus.

Campus Services

Waubonsee Community College has returned to normal operations effective August 2, 2021.
All campus buildings (and all entryways) are open to the public. Visit our Services Directory for complete details. Read on for a few special notes.

Things to Remember

If you have a fever of 100.4°+, or any other symptoms of the virus, please do not come to campus.

If you don’t pass the self-assessment, click here for information on next steps.

Symptoms Chart

  • If you are unvaccinated and cannot wear a mask for a medical reason and/or need accommodations, contact the Access Center for Disability Resources at

Wash your hands often and use the alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations found throughout campus.

Keep 6 feet apart in hallways and do not gather in groups.

  • Limit your time on campus as much as possible. Use elevators, walkways and hallways only when necessary.

Wait for others to leave a classroom, giving them space to exit, before you enter.

  • Cleaning supplies will be available if you would like to utilize them to clean your workspace.

No food/eating allowed in classrooms.

  • Our cafeteria/coffee service is closed until further notice. Vending machines are located on all campuses.

Wi-Fi and study spaces are available on campus.

Looking for Wi-Fi access? Need a quiet place to study, especially between classes? The Student Center and our libraries (Sugar Grove and Aurora Downtown) are available as study areas Mon.-Thurs. with Wi-Fi access. Check the services-directory for specific hours. Please bring your own computer.

Need to use a computer on the Sugar Grove Campus? Visit the Henning Computer Center (open 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., T/Th)

Safety Guidelines and Expectations

Waubonsee is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation. We are following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Kane County Health Department (KCHD).