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SIU Family

At SIU, we bring people together. You’re an important part of our Saluki family. We form lasting connections, starting with the admissions process. The lines of communication are always open. You are an integral part of your student’s journey. We want you to be involved and informed. 

Questions? Please contact us.

Visiting SIU

Come to Carbondale at get a feel for the university. Get a look at the beautiful campus and top-notch facilities.

Applying to SIU

Now that you’ve seen what we have to offer, let’s take the next step.

To be considered for admission, a student must submit (see the Freshman Application Checklist for more details):

After your student is accepted

Congratulations, you’re part of the Saluki family! You have taken the steps to get here, and now, we have just a few more important things to do.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a one-day program for new SIU students and their families. NSO will fill you in on all of the details of getting your student ready for college life.

University Housing

It's important that your student act as early as possible to get the housing option of their choice. University Housing will assist in your students transition to their new home at SIU.

Keeping in Touch

Saluki Family Association

Stay informed about upcoming events for families. The Saluki Family Association is free and and allows you to stay connected to SIU throughout the year.

Join the family mailing list

The family mailing list offers tips on how to help your student, reminders of important dates and financial information, as well as SIU news and accomplishments. 

Rave emergency notification

In the case of an emergency, Rave Security Alert sends information directly to your phone via text message.