Saluki Sibs Orientation

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What is Saluki Sibs Orientation?

Saluki Sibs is hosted for siblings, family members, or kids of students confirmed to attend freshman New Student Orientation. Saluki Sibs offers separate programs for 5th – 8th graders and 9th – 12th graders. During the program, young Salukis will have a chance to have an orientation journey of their own. We have many fun and exciting activities planned for the day including scavenger hunts, bowling, crafts, recreation activities and bonding with other Saluki kids. Kids participating in the program will be under SIU staff supervision at all times. Our trained staff will ensure that Saluki sibs have an ab-saluki fun adventure!

Saluki Sibs Cost

Young Salukis are able to attend the Saluki Sibs program for a cost of $10 per child. Included in this fee is a meal card for lunch, fun Saluki “swag” and a day full of exciting activities. The program fee is non-refundable if you fail to cancel your registration 7 days prior to your orientation date. For cancellation of reservation, please contact Conference and Scheduling Services at 618-536-7751.

Program Information

Saluki Sibs takes place during the entire day of orientation, with parts of the day spent with family members. We ask that all Saluki sibs wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes, as they will be participating in outdoor and recreational activities. If your child will be participating in bowling, remember to bring socks. Please see the program schedules below for a detailed itinerary or click the link here for a printable pdf of the schedule.

Saluki Sibs 5th – 8th


7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Sibling Check-in

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

University Welcome (with family)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saluki Sibs Bonding

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Career Bingo: Your Adventure Awaits

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Meet the Mascot

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Letter to your Saluki

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (with family)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saluki Scavenger Hunt

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Craft Station or Bowling (select one)

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Saluki Sibs Closing

4:15 p.m.

Reunite with family

Saluki Sibs 9th – 12th


7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Sibling Check-in

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

University Welcome (with family)

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Saluki Sibs Meet & Greet Activities

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The Admissions Game

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Saluki Scavenger Hunt

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (with family)

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Saluki Rec Center

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Letter to your Saluki

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Saluki Sibs Closing

4:15 p.m.

Reunite with family