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SIU Class of 2025

New Student Orientation (NSO) is the next step in your Saluki Journey. This event is an on-campus, one-day experience for admitted students and their supporters. These events are designed to give you a jump start on your first semester at SIU. Mingle with other students, get involved on campus, and maximize your use of available resources. 

After you reserve your NSO date, you will be added to a contact list for your academic advisor. Registration for Fall semester classes opens in April. Your advisor will reach out to schedule an advisement appointment after registration opens and prior to your NSO date.

Contact us for questions at or 618/453-1000.

Admitted for Summer/Fall 2024?

NSO registration is now open!

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Orientation is Required

All domestic on-campus students are required to attend an orientation through New Student Programs. Please contact us with questions at or 618-453-1000.

A non-refundable $150 New Student Program fee, set by the SIU Board of Trustees, covers costs for NSO, Welcome Week, and new student programs throughout your first year. This fee will be assessed on your first tuition bill after you register for classes. You do not need to pay it up front, but you are responsible for the fee as a first-time SIU student.

International Students

If you are one of our International students, you will need to contact the Center for International Education to schedule your required orientation.

Online and Off-Campus Students

If you are attending SIU at an off-campus location or 100% online, you should contact your academic college.