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Week of Welcome RSO fair

2016 will provide an unparalleled level of growth, partnership, and intentionality in the planning and implementation of Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome. A long-standing tradition of volunteering, participation, and attendance at the events and programs has made SIU rise above others when it comes to the Saluki Experience provided to new and returning students each August. We anticipate that this will continue to be the case this year in support and endorsement of several new initiatives and services that will take us to a whole new level.

Unlike it has ever been before, Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome will provide the gateways to celebrate our Saluki Pride and SIU's commitment to students. For this to be successful, we need the help and support of students, faculty, staff, administrators, community members, and alumni alike. Please review the information below and determine which is best suited for your interest to get involved.

Volunteer Information

Back-to-SIU Business Expo

SIU and the Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer local businesses a chance to talk with new students, family members and guests, and the SIU community. During the 2016 Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome, we will offer TWO community welcome events. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will be handling all business registration for both events. To register for event, visit their website by clicking HERE or complete the registration form by clicking HERE.

If you want more information about ways to connect new and continuing students to the SIU, Carbondale, or Southern Illinois community - please email orientation@siu.edu or call (618) 453-1000.