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SIU Family

For Salukis, family comes first. whether it is our fellow students or their families at home, we know how important those connections are. That is why we support our students in the classroom and out, why we keep the lines of communication open, and why we celebrate our triumphs.

Welcome to the Saluki family.

Questions? Please contact us.

Visiting SIU

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

Get Ready For the Fall Semester

Dawg Days is a four-day, three-night retreat for new students giving them an opportunity to have fun, make friends and learn more about life at SIU!


Resources for new students

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. 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. 

SIU Mobile Alert

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