Brown Dawg with SIU students
  • Brown Dawg with SIU students
  • Watermelon
  • SIU students eating watermelon
  • Students holding SIU signs
  • Saluki Dawgs on campus

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The Journey Begins Here!

Weeks of Welcome (WOW), 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!

Check out MySIU for the full schedule of Week of Welcome Events!

First, Saluki Startup!

2016 Saluki StartUp:

Thursday, August 18 - Saturday, August 20

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, Weeks of Welcome!

2016 Weeks of Welcome:

Sunday, August 21 - Saturday, September 10

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.

MySIU App 

Download the MySIU app and select "New Student Programs" for the complete guide with specific locations, dates, times, and details during Saluki Startup, Weeks of Welcome, and throughout the year.  Create a personalized schedule of events YOU want to attend, share on Facebook, check out pictures and more.  View MySIU Flyer.

CLICK HERE to view the official MySIU home page on your computer with specific event, locations, dates, and times.

SIUC 2015-2016 Guidebook