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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 enrolling for the FIRST time for the SPRING 2015 semester, our NSO's have ENDED this year for Spring 2015 Admits.    

For ALL students enrolling for the FIRST time for the FALL 2015 semester, please check back later in the year for updates about 2015 Spring and Summer Orientation Dates.  

If you have any questions about NSO or other NSP services, you can reach New Student Programs at (618) 453-1000 or email us at  Also, our office is located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center, in rooms 303A-303F.  

Thank you!!

-New Student Programs

This is where it begins

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

Orientation Dates

  • 2015 Spring and Summer Orientation Dates coming soon!

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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