Alumni Events

Ballroom view at 2018 Alumni Gala
Above: UIS Student Union Ballroom at the 2018 Alumni Gala

Large-scale events will be held virtually during the Spring 2021 semester. While we miss seeing you in person, we cannot put the health of our loyal alumni and friends at risk. We are not foregoing these events: We are shifting to online formats, and invite you to participate in as many gatherings as you can from the safety of your home or office.

Alumni Events

Events are a great way for alumni to stay current with what’s going on at UIS. There are many virtual ways to stay active with your alma mater.

If you have questions about any of the following events, please contact our office at or 217-206-6058.

50th Anniversary Celebration

On Thursday, April 22, 2021 we celebrated the University’s 50th year and honored distinguished award recipients. The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Naomi B. Lynn, Chancellor Emerita. The Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Robert Moore, ’80, MPA ’85 PAA.

You can watch a recording of the program on-demand. The occasion also included a special video series featuring alumni, founding faculty and current students and leadership. They are available below – enjoy!

Spring 2021 Lunch & Learn Series

Spring 2021 Lunch & Learn Series

Join us on Zoom Webinar for the Spring 2021 Lunch & Learn Series. Learn more and register today.

UIS Virtual Events

Virtual Events

We are excited to offer a special virtual event series this spring to bring together UIS alumni and friends. While we wish we could gather in person, we hope you’ll virtually join us for some fun.

Events in this series include: Trivia Night, Meet the Author Coffee Talk, Art Night and a Cook-Along. Learn more about the Virtual Event Series.

On-Demand Event Recordings

Spring 2021 Programs

Center for Lincoln Studies Grand Opening

Celebration of Philanthropy

Meet the Author Coffee Talk

Spring 2021 Lunch & Learn Programs


Fall 2020 Programs

Ceremony of Investiture Honoring Dr. Graham Peck

2020 Beaumont Endowed Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series

ECCE Speaker Series 

Fall 2020 Lunch & Learn Programs