The 48th annual UIS commencement ceremonies were held at the Bank of Springfield Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
There were two ceremonies, at 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The ceremonies were divided by college.
- Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences participated 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 participated in the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
To purchase a full ceremony DVD, please complete the Graduation Ceremony DVD Request.
From the UIS Newsroom
- Students celebrate graduation during the 48th annual UIS Commencement ceremonies
- UIS to hold two commencement ceremonies in downtown Springfield on May 11
- First students to graduate from UIS’ new public policy bachelor’s degree program
- Chancellor’s SJR Column: Commencement, April 2019
- WICS-TV: Hundreds receive diplomas at UIS commencement ceremonies
- SJR: Inspired by mom: Southeast grad earns nursing degree, lands job at St. John’s
- SJR: Hasara to receive honorary doctorate from UIS
Important Information for 2019 Graduates
All students planning to participate in commencement ARE REQUIRED to complete the following TWO steps:
- 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).
- Purchase a cap and gown during the “Graduate Salute” held in the UIS Bookstore on the following dates:
Thursday, March 28 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 29 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please see Information for Students for alternatives to purchasing a cap and gown at Graduate Salute.
Special Information for International Students
Commencement information for international students (including information for inviting guests) can be found on the International Student Services website.