Guests requiring special assistance should make arrangements in advance with Disability Services by calling (217) 206-6666. Once arrangements are made, guests should arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the ceremony, as a reserved seat is not guaranteed.
Wheelchairs for transport will not be available at the Bank of Springfield Center.
Graduating students who require special assistance should contact Graduation by calling (217) 206-7730.
Directions to the Center
The Center parking ramp is located at the corner of 7th and Washington streets.
Other special events are being held downtown on commencement day. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you allow extra time for heavy traffic and parking (parking information can be found below).
Coming from the SOUTH on I-55 (St. Louis), take the 6th St. Exit (#92) to Downtown Springfield. Stay on 6th St. At Washington St. turn right. Go one (1) block.
Coming from the NORTH on I-55 (Chicago), take the Clear Lake Avenue Exit (#98). Clear Lake Ave. merges with Jefferson St. Take a left on 7th St. Go one (1) block.
Coming from the EAST on I-72 (Champaign), continue straight ahead on Clear Lake Ave. It will merge with Jefferson St. Take a left on 7th St. Go one (1) block.
Coming from the WEST on I-72 (Jacksonville), take the 6th St. Exit to Downtown Springfield. Stay on 6th St. At Washington St. turn right. Go one (1) block.