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SALUKI SUCCESS STARTS HERE!


New Student Programs helps connect students and families to the university and community.

These connections facilitate the integration of students and families into the intellectual, cultural and social climate of SIU and Carbondale. Students can focus on enhancing their Saluki experience and are given the tools to begin their journey.

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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a one-day program for incoming SIU students and their families/guests. It’s an opportunity to claim your place in the Saluki community while building connections with current SIU students, faculty and staff, exploring your academic college, and finalizing any last-minute details.

Saluki Family

Family involvement and support is important to students as they pursue their college degree. At SIU, we want family members to share in the Saluki experience by staying up to date with important information and upcoming events.

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) offers all new and returning students programs and events that allow them to connect with peers, faculty, staff, campus departments and community organizations. Information on academics, university life, organizations and safety will be available during the first six weeks of the semester.

Saluki Startup

Three days leading up to the start of the semester, all new students will have an opportunity to interact with one another and take part in campus activities.  From community service projects to social events, there is something for everyone to enjoy!