About Carbondale and Southern Illinois

Carbondale Region

About Carbondale and Southern Illinois

This is where we live.  We’re not ashamed to admit that our campus, Carbondale, and the region are just absolutely gorgeous. Of course, the only way to really experience it is to step into it. Breathe the air. Tap into the natural energy that has inspired and recharged Salukis for generations.  

Carbondale is a big city (it’s the largest city in Southern Illinois) with a quintessential college town environment. Which means that there’s always something going on and there are tons of ways to get involved.  

The entire Southern Illinois region is one huge rec center. From Giant City State Park to The Garden of the Gods at Shawnee National Forest. These are some of the most amazing places to take a study break. You can’t do a whole lot better if you want to have an adventure.

I WANTTO KNOW

I don’t know my way around yet.

Before you arrive, check out our campus maps to locate parking, lodging, dining, and where your tour begins.  To get a glimpse of campus, take our virtual tour.