The Ebony Ball, held every spring, is a chance to appreciate and celebrate the black excellence of our current student leaders. The evening is filled with education, laughter and positivity. The event is open to all students who believe in leadership and unity.

For more than 40 years the University of Illinois Springfield family has celebrated its rich international and cultural diversity with the annual International Festival. The festival features fun and games from around the globe, cultural performances and exhibits, plus a variety of ethnic foods.

Prairie Stars student-athletes compete in the rigorous Great Lakes Valley Conference, where they are regularly named Players of the Week and All-Conference, and earn academic accolades.

The floodplain restoration at the Emiquon Preserve provides exciting scientific opportunities for researchers and valuable learning experiences for students. The quiet and scenic setting offers artists and writers an inspiring getaway.

University Hall houses many classrooms and offices. It houses the Admissions, Records & Registration, Financial Assistance, and Orientation offices, and Technology-Enhanced Classrooms. It's also home to the College of Business and Management and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including faculty and staff offices.

The UIS Pond is bordered by the Women's Peace and Friendship gardens and is highlighted by a ninety-foot vertical fountain. The campus is proud of its green spaces, and provides ample opportunity to get in touch with nature without having to leave campus.

The Recreation & Athletic Center (TRAC) includes a gymnasium that is capable of expanding to a performance arena for events like the International Festival. It features an elevated running track, two racquetball courts that convert to squash courts, cardio/weight training areas, and a multi-purpose exercise room. It's located just west of Kiwanis Stadium on the south edge of the campus.

The Chancellor's Picnic, held the first week of fall semester, helps to kick off the academic year with free food, friendship, and great entertainment.  

A frequent backdrop for concerts, picnics, and other events on campus and a favorite photo opportunity, The Colonnade represents the future aspirations of the University of Illinois Springfield campus. Running through the fountain is a special right-of-passage for our new students.

UIS unveiled its Shakespeare Garden on September 29, 2016, marking the 400th anniversary of the writer's death. The themed garden features plants often mentioned in Shakespeare's work, a soothing fountain, and wonderful benches that make for great selfie opportunities.

The Public Affairs Center (PAC) houses The College of Public Affairs and Administration, The Center for State Policy and Leadership, Performing Arts Center, the UIS Studio Theatre, the Office of Electronic Media, Bookstore, Facilities Scheduling and Services, the Bursar's Office, and the Campus iCard Center. The building also houses the offices of the chancellor and provost.

UIS has a beautiful campus that boasts 400 different types of trees and plant varieties. Don't forget to visit the Japanese Koi that found a new home on the east side of campus in 2018.

At UIS it's not uncommon to see students and faculty lingering after class to go through that formula again or just to talk about last night's Cards-Cubs game. One important outcome of your education will be the lifelong connections you will form with these talented mentors.

Founders Residence Hall (FRH) features suite-style living with two bedrooms and one bathroom per unit. The building houses 230 freshmen, classrooms, and offices for the Division of Student Affairs, and sports a "green roof" to save heating and cooling expenses.

We are proud to place a special emphasis on public affairs and global citizenship. Being located in the heart of Illinois state government, our students are prepared for leadership through a wide variety of related majors and extraordinary internships.

The happiest day! Each year the University of Illinois Springfield celebrates its many outstanding graduates by holding commencement ceremonies at the Bank of Springfield Center in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

The Global Experience Program includes study away seminars and exchange programs. UIS extends its visions beyond the boundaries of Springfield and Illinois in order to better prepare our students for their local and global responsibilities.

Brookens Library supports UIS with a collection of books, government documents, access to databases and other academic libraries, and a vast collection of e-books, films, DVDs, and microforms. It's also home to The College of Education and Human Services; Illinois Regional Archives Depository; the ITS Multimedia Lab; Brookens Auditorium; The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service; The Learning Hub; and many classrooms.

The Illinois Innovation Network Undergraduate Research Day is a collaborative project of the undergraduate research offices at UIS, UIC, UIUC, and NIU. Ten undergraduate students from each campus are selected each year to present their research at the State Capitol.

 Orion can be seen looking down on UIS from the prairie sky poised to attack any foe that should dare enter his hunting grounds. He can also be seen at many events on campus and is always up for a photo with a new friend.

The Lavender Graduation Celebration each spring is a celebration that recognizes gender and sexuality minorities (LGBTQIA+) and allied students of all backgrounds. The ceremony acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who persevered through the college experience thanks to their activities and education at UIS.

UIS student-athletes epitomize NCAA Division II athletics, where acadmic success is paramount, and public service is a given. UIS athletes dedicate thousands of service hours to charitable projects each year.

It's not just about being the right-sized campus. How you connect with your college comes down to the faces you see every day. The professors know your name from day one. The classmate who never fails to make you laugh. The grill cook who greets a sleepy you at breakfast and asks "the usual?"

We make visiting campus easy! Our Preview UIS events are an opportunity for freshmen, transfer, graduate, and international students, their families and guests, to take a tour of campus and receive an overview of everything UIS has to offer.

Lincoln Residence Hall (LRH) is home to our freshmen as well as Leadership for Life, Necessary Steps, Students Transitioning for Academic Retention and Success (STARS), and the Nursing student Living Learning Communities