A message from the Chancellor
The Student Union at UIS will create a more vibrant campus life for students—and for faculty and staff. With so much to offer students, the Student Union will propel enrollment growth, and by drawing all of us into a closer community, it will help to keep students at UIS until they finish their degree. This beautiful building will also welcome community members to campus and provide a bright, spacious, and comfortable location for events, varied dining options, and social gatherings.
As you explore the information, photographs, renderings, and so much more included in this website, please be aware that state funds cannot be used for this vital project, and consider how you can support this crucial and strategically planned addition to Springfield’s public university.
On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., the University of Illinois Springfield broke ground on its first-ever student union building, a $21.7 million project. University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen joined UIS Chancellor Susan Koch, and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder for the groundbreaking ceremony.
Pictured above: Saul Morse, Anne Morgan, Dominique Wilson, Josh Lawson, James Langfelder, U of I President Timothy Killeen, UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch, Clarice Ford, Evelyn Brandt Thomas, Karen Hasara, Jack Dolan, Mark Staley, U of I Board of Trustees Chair Edward L. McMillan.
Take a look!
January 17: Fortunately for the construction workers, the building is now almost completely enclosed.
Below: Here’s a view from the west end of the building from January 4, 2017. As you can see, the bright green insulation is almost completely covered.
Below: The floor plan for the first level and below the second level. The ballroom space can be re-configured for five conference or meeting rooms.