Commencement Program

Those attending commencement in person received a printed program that included summarized ceremony and miscellaneous information.  The complete online commencement program (including graduate names, etc.) is posted below. 

Special Needs

Wheelchairs for transport were not available at Sangamon Auditorium in the UIS Performing Arts Center. Graduates with an assistance/accommodation request contacted the Office of Records and Registration (217-206-7730 or Guests with an assistance/accommodation contacted the Office Disability Services (217-206-6666 or

Springfield Information

For information related to Springfield, visit: Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.  They have created a landing page devoted specifically to UIS family and friends. 


The University of Illinois Springfield is located at One University Plaza Springfield, IL 62703. Please view the helpful information below:

Driving Directions to UIS

Campus Maps of UIS

Gifts for Graduates

If you would like to purchase gifts for your graduate, the UIS Bookstore has a number of items for sale. In addition, the Commencement Group offers a variety of items, including t-shirts and flowers.


Parking was available during the commencement ceremonies in campus parking lots. No parking hang tags or parking fees were required.

Venue (UIS Performing Arts Center) Information

Guests may visit the information desk in the lobby for questions and assistance. In addition, please note the following:

  • Restrooms and elevators are located on all levels of the Auditorium in each tower.
  • Accessible seating is available on main and mezzanine levels.
  • Assisted listening devices and sensory bags are available from the Guest Services Office in the lobby.
  • Overflow seating with livestream is available on the lower level of the UIS Performing Arts Center.
  • No smoking is allowed anywhere on the grounds. UIS is a smoke-free and vape-free campus.
  • Medical assistance is available by request.
  • Lactation facilities are located in PAC rooms 491 and 492.
  • Stroller parking is available in the lobby.
  • Balloons are not allowed in the Auditorium and can be checked at the stroller parking area in the lobby.


The following hotels may extend discounted rates to family members and friends attending the UIS Commencement Ceremonies. Please mention “UIS Commencement” when calling to make reservations.

Candlewood Suites

2501 Sunrise Dr.
Springfield, IL 62703

Candlewood Suites Hotel Information/Rates

Carpenter Street Hotel

525 N 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62702

Carpenter Street Hotel Information/Rates

Comfort Suites

2620 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62703

Comfort Suites Hotel Information/Rates

Holiday Inn Express

3050 South Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703

Holiday Inn Express Room Information/Rates

President Abraham Lincoln a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

701 E Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701

President Abraham Lincoln a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Room Information/Rates

Residence Inn

2915 Stanford Ave.
Springfield, IL 62703

Residence Inn Room Information/Rates

The State House Inn – An Ascend Collection Hotel

101 East Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701

The State House Inn Room Information/Rates

SpringHill Suites

3921 MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62711

SpringHill Suites Room Information/Rates

Wyndham Springfield City Centre

700 East Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701

Wyndham Springfield City Centre Room Information/Rates


  • For detailed information about restaurants in Springfield please contact the Springfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at (800) 545-7300.