Are you interested in having your class, workshop, retreat, or other event utilize the UIS Field Station at Lake Springfield? Here’s what you need to know.

At this time the UIS Field Station at Lake Springfield is only available for UIS sponsored activities. For student groups, the UIS Advisor must be present for the duration of the event and will be responsible for securing access.

If you would like to request space at the UIS Field Station, please fill out a request for space (student groups will need to use UIS Connection). Be sure to include as much information as possible, as this will aid in evaluating your request. Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee that your request has been approved.

Common Questions:

What AV Equipment is available?

A projector, screen, and two flat screens are available for your use. You can connect to the equipment with either an HDMI connection or wirelessly using the Solstice Client app. If you require additional AV equipment or support, please see Information Technology Services.

Do I need to use UIS Catering?

UIS Food Service is the preferred caterer for campus events. You should discuss your needs with UIS Food Services before your event.

Are canoes, kayaks, or other boats available for use?

Canoes and kayaks are available through Campus Recreation. Contact them ( for more information regarding these and other recreational options.

Are there any fees for use of the facility?

It depends on the event. Courses will not be charged, however, other event types may have a fee depending upon set-up, number of guests, and the variety of administrative services requested. Please contact us with specifics.