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New Student Orientation


Virtual orientation reservations are now available for Spring 2021 admitted students!

Friday, January 15th
1-3:30 p.m. (CST)
via Zoom

Contact New Student Programs at with any questions.

Reserve Your Orientation Spot Today

Orientation Checklist

To help ensure you are ready for the upcoming semester, be sure to check out our orientation checklist.  It's a great tool to help get you organized.  If you have any questions about your next steps, please contact New Student Programs.  We're happy to help! 


SIU Students on Football Field

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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