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 48th annual UIS commencement ceremonies will be held at the Bank of Springfield Center on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

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.

UIS Commencement 2019

Important Information for 2019 Graduates

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 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.

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.