Weeks of Welcome Aug 18 - Sept 28 #weeksofwelcome New Student Programs
  • Weeks of Welcome Aug 18 - Sept 28 #weeksofwelcome New Student Programs
  • SIU freshman run onto the football feild!
  • Sliced watermelon
  • SIU female students showing their salukipride.
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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 six weeks of Weeks of Welcome.

Weeks of Welcome 2019: August 18 – September 28, 2019

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. 

Weeks of Welcome Events: 

Sunday, August 18th

Watermelon Fest
Location: Morris Library Lawn
Time: 2-4:00 pm

Monday, August 19th

Transfer Student Eat and Greet Breakfast
Location: Student Services Building Lobby
Time: 7:30-9:00 am

Saluki Stop Shops
Location: Multiple Locations
Time: 7:30 am-2:00 pm

Tuesday, August 20th

Saluki Stop Shops
Location: Multiple Locations
Time: 7:30 am-2:00 pm

Wednesday, August 21th

Saluki Student Job Fair
Location: Student Center Ballrooms
Time: 1:30-4:30 pm

Thursday, August 22nd

Taste of SIU
Location: Student Center Ballrooms
Time: 2-5:00 pm

Involvement Fair
Location: Faner Plaza
Time: 5-7:00 pm

Friday, August 23rd

Welcome Fest
Location: Student Recreation Center
Time: 4-6:00 pm

Saturday, August 24th

Family Carnival
Location: Recreation Center, West Gym
Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Monday, August 26th

Go Greek BBQ
Location: Becker Pavilion on Campus Lake
Time: 5-7:00 pm

Friday, September 13th– Sunday, September 15th

Saluki Family Weekend
Location: Various Locations

Friday, September 13th

Dawg Fest
Location: Becker Pavilion on Campus Lake
Time: 7-9:00 pm

Saturday, September 14th

Saluki Sprint
Location: Saluki Stadium
Time: 3-6:00 pm

Saturday, September 28th & Sunday, September 29th

Saluki Con
Location: Student Center
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm

*College Connections*

Wednesday, August 21st

College of Agricultural Sciences
Location: Agriculture Building Lawn
Time: 5-7:00 pm

College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Location: ASA South Lawn
Time: 4-6:00 pm

College of Education and Human Services
Location: Pulliam Breezeway
Time: 4-6:00 pm

College of Engineering
Location: Engineering Courtyard
Time: 4-6:00 pm

College of Science
Location: Neckers Room 240
Time: 4-6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 27th

Mass Communication & Media Arts
Location: Communications Building
Time: 4-6:00 pm

Wednesday, August 28th

College of Business
Location: Rehn Hall East Lawn
Time: 3-5:00 pm

College of Liberal Arts
Location: Faner Hall Breezeway
Time: 3-5:00 pm