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About Commencement 2014

The 43rd UIS commencement ceremony was held on May 17, 2014, at 4 p.m., at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield, 9th and Adams streets. See our Visitors page for directions and information for out of town guests.

Graduating Students Celebrate at the UIS Colonnade

Speakers and Marshals

Commencement Address

Donovan W. Pepper, National Director of Local Government Relations Walgreen Co., 1994 and 1996 Alumnus

Speakers

Board of Trustees Representative, Karen Hasara
University President, Robert A. Easter
UIS Chancellor, Susan J. Koch
Student Speaker, Zachary A. Sullivan
Alumni Association Representative, John P. Lowder

Marshals

Each year, the faculty and students from each academic program choose a graduating student to serve as program marshal. These students, who best exemplify the goals and spirit of their programs, are identifiable at the ceremony by the gold stoles they wear.

The grand marshal who leads the commencement procession is a faculty member, chosen each year by a vote of his or her colleagues.

  • Professor Donald Morris, Accountancy

Distance viewing

Tickets

Tickets are not required for admission into the ceremony.

Commencement Week Schedule of Events

Check back here frequently for updates.

* Denotes by invitation only

Event Location Time Contact
* Beta Gamma Sigma Ceremony:
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Brookens Auditorium 2:00 p.m.

Kelly Guerrero
(217) 206-7872
kguer02s@uis.edu

Student Affairs Leadership Reception
Saturday, May 3, 2014 PAC Lobby 2:00 p.m.

Cynthia Thompson
(217) 206-6665
cthom2@uis.edu

* UIS Peoria Center Graduation Reception:
Friday, May 9, 2014 Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette 6:30 p.m.

Rhonda Bussell
(309) 999-4252
bussell.rhonda@uis.edu

All Sports Banquet
Saturday, May 10, 2014 TRAC Arena 6:30 p.m.

Matt Prink
(217) 206-7017
mprin2@uis.edu

Late Night Breakfast:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Food Emporium 9:00-10:30 p.m.

Cynthia Thompson
(217) 206-6665
cthom2@uis.edu

Lavender Graduation (A Celebration of LGBTQ and Allied Students, Staff, and Faculty):
Friday, May 16, 2014
Registration in advance at:
http://www.uis.edu/lgbtq/programs/lavender/ Student Life Building Multipurpose Room 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Kerry Poynter or
Michael Stephens
(217) 206-8316
lgbtqa@uis.edu

* College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
Honors Reception:
Friday, May 16, 2014 Brookens Auditorium 4:00-6:00 p.m. Dr. Lucia Vazquez
(217) 206-6512
lvazq1@uis.edu
Diversity Center and International Student Services Graduation Reception
Friday, May 16, 2014 Student Life Building Multipurpose Room 4:00-6:00 p.m. Jeannie Capranica
(217) 206-6584
jjone1@uis.edu
* Master of Public Health Graduate Reception
Friday, May 16, 2014 Winery in Rochester TBA Wendy Johnson
(217) 206-6272
wjohn1@uis.edu
* Pi Sigma Alpha Reception
Friday, May 16, 2014
Political Science graduates (majors/minors) and families PAC Conference Rooms C/D 5:00 p.m. Zachary Sullivan
zsull2@uis.edu
*Master of Public Health Graduate Get Together
Friday, May 16, 2014
MPH graduates and parents Winery in Rochester TBA Wendy Johnson
(217) 206-6272
wjohn1@uis.edu
* CAP Honors Graduation Breakfast:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Sangamon Auditorium Lobby 10:00 a.m.- Noon Rowena Vail
(217) 206-8462
rvail1@uis.edu
*Online Degree Graduation Brunch
Saturday, May 17, 2014 PAC Lower Level 10:00 a.m.- Noon Holly Fowler
(217) 206-7395
hfowl01s@uis.edu
Commencement 2014:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Prairie Capital Convention Center 4:00 p.m. Office of Records and Registration
(217) 206-7730
registrar@uis.edu
More events to come…

* Denotes by invitation only

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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217-206-6600

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