To students, faculty and staff:
Welcome to the start of the 2013-14 academic year at this Springfield campus of the University of Illinois! This our campus’s 44th academic year and, for those of you who are returning to UIS, we are pleased to have you back. If you are new to the campus, a warm welcome. I’m looking forward to another productive, rewarding and enjoyable year!
Like many members of our community, I especially enjoy the Welcome Week activities at UIS, with so many events perfectly designed for reconnecting with and meeting new colleagues and friends, getting information about programs, events and organizations on campus and in the community, and just feeling the positive anticipation for the upcoming year. One of those special events is coming up tomorrow, August 27th – the annual Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic – and this is my personal invitation to you for that event.
All students, faculty and staff (along with family members) are invited!
Please join us at the Colonnade from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. The weather is going to be superb, the atmosphere exciting and there will be plenty of great food, beverages and music for our enjoyment.
Hope to see you there!