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Saluki Start Up
Welcome to SIU
SIU Welcome
SIU Welcome Fest
Saluki Sprint
Saluki Sprint
SIU Chancellor's Welcome Fest
Chancellor's Welcome Fest


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

New Student Programs facilitates the integrations of students and their supporters into the campus and greater community through intellectual, cultural, and social programs. Students can focus on enhancing their Saluki experience and are given the tools to begin their journey.


Saluki Startup

Saluki Startup gives new students an opportunity to engage with one another and take part in campus activities. You will be given the tools to enhance your academic, social and cultural experiences.


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.

Saluki Sprint

Saluki Sprint

Saluki Sprint is an opportunity to introduce the newest class of Salukis to the returning alumni, University and the Carbondale community as they run the football field prior to kickoff at the first home Saluki football game.