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Each year SIU depends upon returning students, faculty and staff, and the Carbondale community to help welcome new students to campus. Volunteers play a critical role in events and help establish a sense of the SIU community from a new student’s first day on campus. Volunteer roles vary greatly, so anyone can be involved – simply choose a shift that works for you.

If you are interested in receiving information about 2017 volunteer opportunities during University Housing move-in, Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome, and the Solar Eclipse; please complete a brief interest form. Sign up links for specific volunteer shifts will be available soon!   

Fall Move In
Move-in is a fun event that brings faculty, staff, registered student organizations and the community together. We depend on the hard work and commitment of volunteers during move-in. Each year, students and their families rave about our fantastic volunteers and the welcoming atmosphere of SIU. We look forward to a great beginning for our newest Salukis and hope you will join us during the move-in experience. To Volunteer Click Here.

Saluki Family Association sponsorship

The Saluki Family Association sponsorship program facilitates connections between students and their family members and supporters and members of the Carbondale community. Sponsorship packages are available at a variety of levels to meet the needs of varying businesses and organizations. Saluki Family Association sponsors receive unique access to our students through publications, programs and events, the MySIU app, and social media. Saluki Family Association sponsors also receive complimentary invites to resource fairs at New Student Orientation and the community welcome events during Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome. 

Saluki Family Association Prospective Sponsor Packet (Download PDF) 

New Student Programs Sponsorship Order Form

Welcome Events

Each year New Student Programs and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce partner to offer new students a chance to interact with local businesses and organizations.

2017 Community Welcome events

  •  Welcome Fest – 7:30-8:30pm Thursday, 08/17 at the SIU Arena
  •  Carbondale Business Fair 11am-1pm Wednesday, 08/23 at the SIU Student Center

Businesses can register for either event separately or both for a discounted price. Discounted prices are also available for Chamber members and Saluki Family Association sponsors. Please contact the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to register your business to attend.