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You chose SIU to become part of something big, to join a challenging yet supportive academic community. New Student Orientation (NSO) is your opportunity to claim your place.

We've been doing this awhile, and we've discovered that students who attend NSO often have higher first semester GPAs and a deeper connection to campus. That’s why attendance at NSO is required for all new freshmen.

What's so great about NSO? We remove the "oops, I forgot" and the "I wish I'd known" factors by helping you take care of all the details for your first day as a student. And we introduce you to some of the resources that will help you take your best and make it better.

And you’ll meet the heart of our University – fellow new students, students who’ve been here a bit, and faculty and staff.

For ALL students being enrolled for the FIRST time at SIU for the SPRING 2015 semester, our NSO's for Spring 2015 Admits are listed below under "Orientation Dates."  If you have any questions about NSO, you can reach New Student Programs at (618) 453-100 or email us at

Thank you, and we hope to see all our Spring 2015 Admits at NSO!

This is where it begins

Whatever your ambitions, we'll help you get there.

Orientation Dates

  • Friday, November 14th 
  • Monday, November 17th 
  • Friday, November 21st 


First Things First

Do these things before orientation.

Come prepared.

Before Orientation

Staying Overnight

Make it a mini-vacation and stick around after orientation or arrive a day early.

Stay Overnight

Unparalleled Access

Don’t let anything stop you. Tell us how we can help. 

Contact Us

Phone: (618)453-1000

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