Welcome Message – Fall 2014

To students, faculty and staff:

Welcome to the start of the 2014-15 academic year at this Springfield campus of the University of Illinois! This our campus’s 45th academic year and, for those of you who are returning to UIS, we are pleased to have you back. If you are new to the campus, a warm welcome. I’m looking forward to another productive, rewarding and enjoyable year.

Like many members of our community, I especially enjoy the Welcome Week activities at UIS, with so many events perfectly designed for reconnecting with and meeting new colleagues and friends, getting information about programs, events and organizations on campus and in the community, and just feeling the positive anticipation for the upcoming year. One of those special events is coming up tomorrow, August 26th – the annual Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic – and this is my personal invitation to you for that event.

All students, faculty and staff (along with family members) are invited!

Please join us at the Colonnade from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. The weather is going to be superb (OK, maybe just a little warm!), the atmosphere exciting and there will be plenty of great food, beverages and music for our enjoyment.

I also invite you to put your school pride on display and sport your favorite UIS or Prairie Star apparel on Friday, August 29, for our first spirit day of the year!

Hope to see you at the Welcome Picnic!

Chancellor Koch

Chancellor Susan J. Koch