Alumni Events

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

Events (UPDATED MARCH 17, 2020)

March 13, 2020

Dear UIS alumni, donors and friends,

I am writing to update our valued alumni, donors and friends about the status of several planned events the UIS Office of Advancement has scheduled for March and April. The coronavirus pandemic is a concern shared by all of us, and we all need to do our part to contain its spread. While we love seeing so many of you at our events, we must put the greater public good first.

Under an abundance of caution, we are postponing until an appropriate time, or canceling, the following events:

  • March 19 – Investiture for Wepner Distinguished Professor Graham Peck is postponed.
  • March 26 – Dallas, Texas Network & Learn is postponed.
  • April 9 – Lunch & Learn on Architecture of Place and Sound is postponed.
  • April 10 – Pre-show dinner and conversation for “The Color Purple,” is canceled. For the status of the performance, visit for information.
  • April 11 – Chicago Network & Learn at the Chicago Cubs game is postponed.
  • April 22 – Celebration of Philanthropy is postponed.
  • April 29 – Grand opening for The Center for Lincoln Studies is postponed.
  • May 6 – Lunch & Learn on Historic Settlements is canceled.
  • May 7 – Pre-show dinner and conversation for “The Play That Goes Wrong” has been canceled. For the status of the performance, visit for information.

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic evolves daily. Our decisions about future gatherings, as well as when to reschedule many of these events, will be made when we can ensure all attendees can participate in a safe environment. Please contact our office at 217-206-6058 if you have questions or concerns. We hope to have information about refunds for selected events soon.

Your well-being remains at the forefront of everyone’s mind here at UIS. I appreciate the continuing support you provide to UIS, and know you will be engaged in the future. Thank you.




Jeff Lorber, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor for Advancement, UIS
Senior Vice President, University of Illinois Foundation

Alumni Events

Events are a great way for Alumni to stay current with what’s going on at UIS. Whether you’re returning to campus for a Lunch & Learn, or watching an event at Sangamon Auditorium, there are many ways to stay active with your alma mater. While many of these events are on hold for the moment, we hope to share with you soon when they will resume.

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