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About Commencement 2013

The 42nd UIS commencement ceremony was held on May 11, 2013, at 2pm, 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.


Speakers and Marshals

Commencement Address

The Seattle Times Managing Editor, Kathleen Best

Speakers

Board of Trustees Representative, Karen Hasara
University President, Robert A. Easter
UIS Chancellor, Susan J. Koch
Student Speaker, Jinger G. Sanders
Alumni Association Representative, Donovan Pepper

Marshals

Graduating Students Celebrate at the UIS Colonnade 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 Keith Miller, Computer Science

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Tickets

Tickets are not required for admission into the ceremony.

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Commencement Week Schedule of Events

Check back here frequently for updates.

*Denotes by invitation-only

Event Location Time Contact
*All Sport Athletic Banquet
Friday, April 19, 2013 TRAC 6:30 p.m. Lexi Kirschbaum
(217) 206-7017
*UIS Peoria Center Graduation Reception Friday, May 3, 2013 Embassy Suites, East Peoria 6:30 p.m. Rhonda Bussell
(309) 999-4252 or bussell.rhonda@uis.edu
*Beta Gamma Sigma Ceremony
Saturday, May 4, 2013 Brookens Auditorium 1:00 p.m. Kelly Guerrero
(217) 206-7872
*Student Affairs Leadership Reception
Sunday, May 5, 2013 Sangamon Auditorium Lobby 2:00 p.m. Cynthia Thompson
(217) 206-6665
Diversity Center and International Student Services Graduation Reception
Friday, May 10, 2013 SLB Multipurpose Room 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Jeannie Capranica
(217) 206-6584
*College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2013 Brookens Auditorium 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Keith Burton
(217) 206-6512
* College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Honors Reception
Friday, May 10, 2013 Brookens Concourse 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Keith Burton
(217) 206-6512
*Political Science Reception
(Political Science majors and their parents/guests are invited)
Friday, May 10, 2013 PAC C/D 5:30 p.m. Nathan Franklin nfran3@uis.edu
*CAP Honors Graduation Breakfast
Saturday, May 11, 2013 PAC Cafeteria 10:00 a.m. – Noon Rowena Vail
(217) 206-8462
*Online Degree Graduation Brunch
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Sangamon Auditorium Lobby 10:00 a.m. – Noon Carol Bloemer
(217) 206-8379
Commencement 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Prairie Capital Convention Center 2:00 p.m. Office of Records and Registration
(217) 206-7730 or
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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