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!

First, Saluki Startup!

2017 Saluki StartUp:

Wednesday, August 16 - Friday, August 18

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!

2017 Weeks of Welcome:

Saturday, August 19 - Saturday, September 9

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.

Eclipse Event

Saturday, August 19 - Monday, August 21

Carbondale is in the path of totality for not one, but two total solar eclipses. The first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979 will reach its point of greatest duration on Aug. 21, 2017, just a few miles south of Carbondale. The next solar eclipse will happen on April 8, 2024. The centerlines of totality for both these eclipses intersect over Carbondale’s Cedar Lake. 

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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.

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