About Commencement 2010
The 39th UIS commencement ceremony was held on May 15, 2010, at 2pm, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield, 9th and Adams streets. See our Visitors page for directions and information for out of town guests.
The commencement address was given by Karen Hasara, SSU classes of 1972 and 1992. The former Springfield mayor was appointed to the U of I Board of Trustees by Governor Pat Quinn in September 2009.
Additional speakers were: Priyanka Navin Deo, student representative; a representative of the Board of Trustees; the University president; a representative of the Alumni Assoication, and UIS Chancellor Ringeisen.
Each year, the faculty and students from each academic program choose a graduating student to serve as program marshal. These students, who best exemplify the goals and spirit of their programs, are identifiable at the ceremony by the gold stoles they wear.
The grand marshal who leads the commencement procession is a faculty member, chosen each year by a vote of his or her colleagues.
- This year’s grand marshal was Ms. Mary Bohlen.
ceremony was webcast
live on the UIS website.
- Download the order form (pdf) to purchase
a DVD of the ceremony.
Tickets are not required for admission into the ceremony.
Check back here frequently for updates.
|Saturday, May 1|
|Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega end of the year picnic||Lincoln Park Shelter #7||Noon – 2:00 p.m.||Carolyn Peck
|Sunday, May 2|
|CBM – Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Induction Ceremony||Brookens Auditorium||1:30 p.m.||Pat Sanchez 206-7872|
|Friday, May 7|
|*Peoria Graduation Reception||Embassy Suites East Peoria||6:30 p.m.||Jana Wise
|Friday, May 14|
|Diversity Center Reception||Diversity Center, SLB 22||4:00 – 6:00 p.m.||Jeannie Capranica (217) 206-6584|
|Saturday, May 15|
|*CAP Honors Graduation Breakfast Brunch||PAC Food Emporium||10:00 a.m. – Noon||Rowena Vail 206-8642|
|*COLRS/Office of Alumni Relations – Online Grads. Brunch||Sangamon Auditorium Lobby||10:00 a.m. – 11:30||Mary Caroline Mitchell 206-7395|