Each year the University of Illinois Springfield celebrates its many outstanding graduates by holding commencement ceremonies at the Prairie Capital Convention Center (The Center) in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

The 46th annual UIS commencement ceremonies will be held at The Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  There will be two ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  The ceremonies will be divided by college.  Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will participate in the 12:30 p.m. ceremony.  Students in the College of Business and Management, College of Education and Human Services, and College of Public Affairs and Administration will participate in the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

Important Information for
2017 Graduates

All students planning to participate in commencement WERE REQUIRED to complete the following TWO steps:

  1. Confirm their participation by submitting an online intent to participate between March 13 and March 27. This form is no longer available.  Only those who were eligible to participate were able to submit their intent to participate.  Even students making special cap and gown arrangements (e.g., borrowing a black cap and gown), needed to confirm participation between the dates above.
  2. Purchase a cap and gown during the “Graduate Salute” held in the UIS Bookstore in late March/early April. Please see the Information for Students site for additional information regarding “Graduate Salute.”

UIS Students - Commencement

Special Information for
International Students

Commencement information for international students (including information for inviting guests) can be found on the International Student Services website.

Additional Information

Commencement Letter #1 (pdf)
Commencement Letter #2 (pdf)
Commencement Letter #3 (pdf)


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