Ceremony

Attire

  • Black Cap and Gown must be worn.

Live Webcast  

The ceremony will be live streamed. Friends and family can view it on the UIS Technology website.  

Guests

  • Limit of eight guests per graduate.
  • Regardless of age, each person, including children and infants, is considered to be one of the eight guests.
  • All guests will be required to provide ONE of the following when checking in the day of the event:
    • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination two weeks past final injection).
    • Proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test received within 48 hours of the event.
  • Face coverings are required at all indoor events to promote safety for all guests

Parking

  • Parking will be free on September 18th.
  • Participants are encouraged to park in Lots D & E (except in designated reserved spots), located on the west side of the Public Affairs Center.
  • Accessible parking is located in Lot E.
  • Passengers may be dropped off at the Southwest entrance to the Public Affairs Center, located between PAC and Lincoln Resident Hall (9 & 11) via Vachel Lindsay Drive.   
  • You can check out the online map of the UIS campus for lot locations. 

Student Union

  • Stop in the Union before or after your Stage Experience.
  • Grab a bite to eat.
  • Visit Starbucks.
  • Photo opportunity for graduates. 

Photographer

  • A photographer will be set up in Sangamon Auditorium to capture the moment as you cross the stage and congratulated by the Chancellor.
  • Graduates and their guests can have a professional picture taken in the lower lever of PAC, from 11:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 
  • Gradates will be emailed with the information on how to purchase pictures.

Instructions on where to enter the Public Affairs Center (PAC)

  • Graduates and their guests should enter PAC together.
  • Check-in will be in on the second level of the Public Affairs Center (lobby of the Sangamon Auditorium), Building No.  9 on the online map of the UIS campus. 
  • The Teardrop Entrance is closed for construction.