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NSO Staff

Click here to view the NSO detailed schedule!

The New Student Orientation Reservation system is now open. Please click here to access the New Student Orientation reservation system.

Reservations for New Student Orientation for students starting class at SIU in the summer or fall 2018 semesters are now open. Dates are listed below so you can begin planning your trip. Make your reservation today and secure your spot at New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation (NSO) is for students, their families and supporters. After NSO, you'll know what to expect on your first day of classes. NSO will make sure you are ready to start your career as a Saluki on the right track.

Please contact New Student Programs at 618/453-1000 or email if you have questions or need assistance making your New Student Orientation reservation.

Registration and NSO Details

Online reservations for New Student Orientation for new summer and fall 2018 students are now available.

Click here to create or modify your reservation.

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.

What's so great about NSO?

Listen to the Campus Community and students talk about the benefits of attending New Student Orientation.

For students and family with disabilities, accommodations can be made for events and programs upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services at 618-453-5738 to discuss your request.

For Families 

The NEW Parent Access is a great way for parents and guardians to view billing, financial aid and registration information.


Download the MySIU app and select "New Student Programs" for the complete guide with specific locations, dates, times, and details during Saluki Startup, Weeks of Welcome, and throughout the year.  Create a personalized schedule of events YOU want to attend, share on Facebook, check out pictures and more.  View Guidebook Flyer.

CLICK HERE to view the official SIU Guidebook home page on your computer with specific event, locations, dates, and times.

What to take care of before NSO!


Staying Overnight

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

Stay Overnight- Carbondale hotels

First Things First

Do these things before orientation. Come prepared.

Before Orientation