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New Student Orientation

Our last New Student Orientation for the Fall 2019 semester will take place on Friday, August 16th.  To register for this orientation, please click on the link below. 

In addition to registering for orientation, be sure to review the “Orientation Checklist” and “What to take care of before NSO” to ensure you are fully prepared. 

If there are any questions regarding registration, please call 618/453-1000 or email

New Student Orientation
Friday, August 16th, 2019
9:30am – 12:00pm
Student Center Auditorium


Register Here

What to take care of before NSO!

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.


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.