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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.

Save the date for these 2018 Community Welcome events

  •  Welcome Fest – Friday, August 17, 2018
  •  Carbondale Business Fair – Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Additional details and registration information will be available June 2018.

Student Job Fair

Each fall and spring semester SIU hosts a Student Job Fair. Campus departments and off-campus businesses who are looking to hire students for part-time or student employment positions are invited to attend. Meet students, identify talent, and recruit the best and brightest SIU has to offer.

Save The Date for 2018 Student Job Fairs!

Spring 2018 – Wednesday, April 4,2018

Fall 2018 – Wednesday, August 22, 2018



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 2018 volunteer opportunities during University Housing move-in, Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome; please complete a brief interest form.