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New Student Orientation

Admitted for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021? Orientation registration is not available just yet. Please continue to check your email, and this website, for updates regarding orientation registration. Contact New Student Programs at with any questions.

Everything seems to be changing right now, and we know that it can be hard to keep up with. Our Orientation Checklist is designed to help guide you through this process and make sure that you have completed everything prior to the start of the school year in August.

Virtual Orientation Checklist

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We know you have many questions about this new format, and we will work to answer them as we move forward.  You will receive updates and detailed instructions through your email, and we will post up-to-date information on this website. *If you have already registered for classes for the upcoming semester, your SIU email account has been automatically created and orientation instructions will be sent here. 

Your patience is appreciated as we work through multiple layers of implementing a virtual experience for our incoming Salukis.  We look forward to creating a positive and supportive experience for you in your transition to Southern Illinois University.

Stay safe, be well, and Go Dawgs!

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