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Join us for Transfer Tuesdays and Freshmen Fridays!

Due to the ongoing pandemic, you are not able to travel to campus, and we are not able to meet with you in person. However, the Undergraduate Admissions staff still want to connect with you!

Join us virtually every week at 1pm CST for Transfer Tuesdays or Freshmen Fridays, where our Admission Coordinators will be sharing useful information about SIU, highlighting different majors and campus services, showing a virtual tour, and answering any questions you may have.

Register here for an upcoming event!

COVID-19 Update

As the challenges associated with COVID-19 evolve, we want to keep you informed of the efforts SIU is taking to protect the health and welfare of our campus community and guests. As part of the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, SIU has suspended in-person instruction and on-campus learning.  Additionally, we have suspended all University-sponsored events with 10 or more attendees effective immediately. 

SIU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions remains dedicated to supporting students through the admission process.

Effective immediately, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has suspended on-campus tours and visit programs; however, our staff is available and ready to answer questions.  Email us at or email one of our Admissions Coordinators directly.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.  For more information about the proactive precautions SIU is taking amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, visit

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Open House

Open House programs are all about giving you the full Saluki experience. You can go on a campus tour, meet with people from Admissions, Financial Aid, and University Housing, sit in on info sessions; and browse our information fair with representatives from all academic departments and student support programs. Be part of our next open house experience.

Daily Visits

Monday through Friday visits are great for new and transfer students who are serious about attending Southern Illinois University. You’ll talk to an admissions counselor, take a campus and residence hall tour with a current student, and have an opportunity to meet with a representative in your academic area of interest. It is important to register well before the day you want to visit, since these appointments are scheduled based on your interests.

Ahora ofreciendo campus tours en español.
Now offering campus tours in Spanish.

Saluki Transfer Day

Our first annual Saluki Transfer Day will take place on Monday, February 24, 2020. This event is designed for any prospective transfer student, who wants more information about SIU and the transfer process. Your day will consist of testimonials from current transfer students, sessions about important transfer resources, and meetings with academic departments. To register, visit For additional information, please email

Group Visits

Group Visits are available for school and community organizations. With advanced notice, we can plan a campus experience to meet the needs of the group. To schedule a group visit, or for more information, please contact our Group Visit Coordinator at 618/453-2184 or by email at

Saturday Visits

Saturday Visits take place between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Your visit will begin with a session in Undergraduate Admissions. Next, experience a guided tour of campus and a residence hall, ending with lunch in one of our dining halls; optional with a discounted ticket. 

Admitted Student Visit Days

Admitted to SIU but haven't made your final decision? Check out our vibrant and exciting campus on one of our Admitted Student Days. 

Off-Campus and Special Events

SIU hosts several large on campus events throughout the year, including the Southern Illinois Regional College Fair. Or, we may be coming closer to you for an event soon. Look for upcoming special events year-round.