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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.

Thank you for your interest in attending New Student Orientation! At this time all of the New Student Orientation programs have been completed. Please contact First Year Advising at 618-453-4351 to set up an academic advisement appointment and enroll in classes for the 2014 fall academic year.

We are excited to see you on August 14th-16th for Saluki Startup, as well as on August 17th-23rd for the Week of Welcome events!

Visit the SALUKI STARTUP or WEEK OF WELCOME website for more details or contact our office at 618-453-1000.

This is where it begins

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

Orientation Dates

  • Saturday, March 22
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, March 28
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Monday, April 14
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, April 18
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, April 25
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, May 16
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Monday, May 19 (Transfer Day)
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, May 23
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, June 6
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, June 13 (Transfer Day)
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Saturday, June 14 
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Monday, June 23 
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, June 27
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Monday, July 14
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Saturday, July 19
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Monday, July 21
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, July 25 (Transfer Day)
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Saturday, July 26
    Registration Closed (full)
  • Friday, August 15
    Registration Closed (full)

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
Email: orientation@siu.edu

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