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About Commencement 2015

The 44th UIS commencement ceremony will be held on May 16, 2015, 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





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.

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Distance viewing


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, May 2, 2015
Brookens Auditorium 2:00 p.m. Kelly Guerrero
(217) 206-7872
* UIS Peoria Center Graduation Reception:
Friday, May 8, 2015
Embassy Suites in East Peoria 6:00 p.m. Dr. Joyce Shotick (309)999-4250
Student Athlete Banquet:
Sunday, May 3, 2015
(Mainly Invitation Only)
TRAC Arena 6:00 p.m. Mallory Beck
Lavender Graduation (A Celebration of LGBTQ and Allied Students, Staff, and Faculty):
Friday, May 15, 2015
Registration in advance at:
Student Life Building Multipurpose Room Noon – 2:00 p.m. Kerry Poynter or
Michael Stephens
(217) 206-8316
* College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
Honors Reception:
Friday, May 15, 2015
Brookens Auditorium 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dr. Lucia Vazquez
(217) 206-6512
Diversity Center and International Student Services Graduation Reception:
Friday, May 15, 2015
Student Life Building Multipurpose Room 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Jeannie Capranica
(217) 206-6584
* Pi Sigma Alpha Reception
Political Science graduates (majors/minors) and families:
Friday, May 15, 2015
PAC Conference Rooms C/D 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Nathan Tarr PSC GA
*Master of Public Health Graduate Get Together MPH graduates and parents:
Friday, May 15, 2015
Winery in Rochester TBA Wendy Johnson
(217) 206-6272
* CAP Honors Graduation Breakfast:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sangamon Auditorium Lobby 10:00 a.m. – Noon Rowena Vail
(217) 206-8462
*Online Degree Graduation Brunch
Saturday, May 16, 2015
PAC Lower Level 10:00 a.m. – Noon Ann Cole
(217) 206-8233
Commencement 2015:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Prairie Capital Convention Center 4:00 p.m. Office of Records and Registration
(217) 206-7730
More events to come…

* Denotes by invitation only

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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