- Undergraduate Admissions
425 Clocktower Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
SIU offers the quintessential college environment -- and that includes life beyond the classroom. Use this page as a portal to information on where you’ll live, where you’ll eat, where you can study, work-out or relax.
Saluki First Year
This program helps guide first year students – freshmen and transfer both – through their first year at SIU, helping them make the most of the experience.
Residence Halls, Living Learning Communities, campus apartments.
Dining options and plans, SIU Organic Garden, and more.
Student Health Center
Information about medical care, wellness education, insurance, emergency dental services, pharmacy, sports medicine, and more.
Student Recreation Center
Intramural sports, aquatics, instructional programs, fitness equipment, Base Camp, rock climbing wall, courts, indoors tracks, and more.
Student Craft Center, restaurants, free WiFi areas, schedule of events, bookstore, ATMs, and more.
A debit card for students.
Student Life & Intercultural Relations includes registered student organizations, Fraternity and Sorority life, volunteer programs, student government, multicultural programs, and more.
Saluki Express public transportation
Students ride for free. Find the bus schedule here.
For all those who bleed maroon, this is the portal to Saluki Pride.
From student productions to invited special guests, beautiful Shryock Auditorium provides a valuable cultural outlet on campus. Other musical performances are held in the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall and Altgeld Hall.
The McLeod is home to a full season of plays throughout the academic year, and the McLeod Summer Playhouse during summer. Also look for special performances at the Christian H. Moe Theater.
Marion Kleinau Theater
The intimate setting of the Kleinau Theater is perfect for performance art.
I don’t know what to expect as a freshman.
Last fall, 90 percent of students enrolled in the Saluki first year program felt more prepared to face the challenges of the college transition.
Reap what you sow
"I took advantage of the extras that make a resume stand out—student council, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Marketing Association, internships—and networked with other campus leaders. So at graduation, a marketing career was waiting for me at John Deere.”
~Allison Niendek '08
For the love of the game
"I wouldn’t be the sports reporter at WSIL-TV without my experience on River Region Evening Edition. SIU taught me to jump in and get your hands dirty to really learn the craft. I practiced how to put together a story and correctly shoot the camera. Now I’m nostalgic when I cover Saluki Athletics.”
~Bret Beherns '10
“SIU made it easy for me to earn my degree through an off-campus military program. I remember one teacher in particular: Mrs. Thiesse. She was intimidating and tough at first. But now I have confidence when I write or present, which is essential in pharmaceutical sales.”
~Amber Menninger '06
Return on investment
“Every day at Deloitte and Touche, I draw on what I learned in my undergrad and masters programs at SIU. Beyond knowledge specific to my field, I have the leadership skills and drive to make informed decisions. I believe my mentors and faculty instilled that in me.”
~Fresnel Houecande '08, '10
Success by design
“When I was at SIU, I had an idea to help students swap their used textbooks—without cost. Professors connected me to the right resources to bring my idea to life. Now I’ve launched my own website.”
~Patrick Wells '08