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Week of Welcome


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AUGUST 17th - 23rd | View the Full Schedule

The Journey Begins Here

The Week of Welcome events are finished for the year, but we encourage ALL students to join us on Thursday, August 28th at 5:30 p.m. for Saluki Sprint!

To to be a PARTICIPANT in Saluki Sprint, CLICK HERE to Sign-Up! 

To be a VOLUNTEER for Saluki Sprint, CLICK HERE to Sign-Up!

Click on the image below to view an accessible PDF of the Saluki Sprint 2014 poster!

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Week of Welcome, is the kickoff to the academic year. Students are encouraged to attend programs and events that allow them to connect with peers, faculty and staff.

Information on academics, university life, organizations and safety will be available during the weeklong event - not to mention, plenty of food and fun. See the full schedule by CLICKING HERE!

For students and family members with disabilities, accommodations can be made for events and programs upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services at 618-453-5738 to discuss your request.

The first steps to student success!

First, Saluki Startup!


August 14th - 16th, 2014

Learn more about what it takes to be a successful college student, to help you meet other students, and to help you meet the faculty, staff, and community who are here to support you throughout your journey at Southern Illinois University.

Then, Week of Welcome!


August 17th - 23rd, 2014

Settle in!

During WOW, SIU and the Carbondale community provide multiple activities to welcome students and make them feel like SIU is their home away from home.

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