Getting Here

Getting Here Map

Getting Here

Five hours from Chicago. Two hours from St. Louis. A world away from impossible. Whether you want to drop by for a visit or you’re dropping off a student for move-in day, we’re easy to find.

Directions
Transportation
Parking on Campus
Campus Map
Lodging


Directions

Undergraduate Admissions (PDF)
Student Services Building
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Recreation Center (PDF)
300 E. Grand Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901

Student Center (PDF)
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Arena (PDF)
1490 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Shryock Auditorium (PDF)
1050 S. Normal Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901


Parking on Campus

We saved you a spot. We have lots of premium spaces reserved for visitors.  

Attending an open house at the Student Recreation Center? Use visitor spaces in the lot behind the building and also across the street.  

Attending an event hosted at the Student Center? Use the parking lot across the street from the front entrance.   

Stopping by Undergraduate Admissions? Our office is located at 1263 Lincoln Drive (directly north of the Student Center). We have visitor spaces reserved north of the Student Services Building in Lot 12. If they are full, try the large parking lot for faculty and staff east of the main entrance to the Student Services Building.  

  • From 51 South – turn right onto Lincoln Drive. Turn right at the parking lot entrance on your immediate right and follow that road around to the left. Visitor spaces are located north of the Student Services Building in Lot 12. Additional parking is also available in the large lot for faculty and staff east of the Student Services Building, as well as across from the Student Center. Please visit our office for a parking permit.
  • From 51 North - turn left onto Lincoln Drive. Turn right at the parking lot entrance on your immediate right and follow that road around to the left. Visitor spaces are located north of the Student Services Building in Lot 12. Additional parking is also available in the large lot for faculty and staff east of the Student Services Building, as well as across from the Student Center. Please visit our office for a parking permit.

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Transportation

AMTRAK
800-872-7245

Greyhound
618-549-3495

Hertz Rent-a-Car Southern Illinois Airport
800-654-3131

Hertz Rent-A-Car Williamson County Airport
800-654-3131

Vogler Ford Car Rental
618-457-8135

Southern Illinois Airport
618-529-1721

Williamson County Airport
618-993-3353

Mid-America Airport
618-566-5306

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
314-426-8000

BART Transportation
800-284-2278

Ace Taxi, 319 North Illinois Avenue
618-549-8294

Saluki Express
(SIUC's mass transit system)
618-536-3351

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.

Going Places

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
Marketing

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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
Radio/TV

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Tough love

“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
Healthcare Management

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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
Accountancy

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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
Graphic Design