Each year the University of Illinois Springfield celebrates its many outstanding graduates by holding commencement ceremonies at the Bank of Springfield Center in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

The 47th annual UIS commencement ceremonies will be held at the Bank of Springfield Center on Saturday, May 12, 2018. 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 2018 Graduates

UIS Students - Commencement

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

  1. Confirm their participation by submitting the online intent to participate (note: the Student Commencement Participation Form is no longer available; please see Information for Students for additional information).
  2. Purchase a cap and gown during the “Graduate Salute” held in the UIS Bookstore on March 22, 23, and 24. Peoria students are able to purchase their caps and gowns through the UIS Peoria Center. Please see Information for Students for additional information regarding “Graduate Salute.”

Additional Information

Special Information for International Students

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