Welcome Message – Fall 2017

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Illinois Springfield! For those of you returning to UIS – welcome back. If you are new to the campus this fall, a hearty and warm welcome to you as well. My wish for you is a productive and enjoyable year.

Our entire academic community is looking forward this year to the opening of the new Student Union – just 130 days from today! We’ve had tremendous involvement from students, faculty and staff who worked directly with Dewberry and Workshop Architects to design a truly inspiring, functional and welcoming building. I hope you’ll take a quick look at the video below, featuring UIS students Jordyn Larsen and Daniel Rodriguez and new Student Union Director, Ann Comerford, to get a sneak peek at this amazing new building that will be the hearthstone of campus life.

We have lots of welcome activities going on this week and I hope you’ll attend the Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic tomorrow – Tuesday, August 29. All students, faculty and staff (along with family members) are invited!

Please join us near the colonnade from 4:30 – 6:00 for food, beverages, music, conversation, and (for students) drawings for some great prizes.

I hope to see you at the picnic tomorrow!

Chancellor Koch

Chancellor Susan J. Koch