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SIU Class of 2025

Ready to take the next step in your Saluki Journey?

Orientation 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 register for your orientation 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 with each student added to the list after registration opens.

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

New Student Orientation

Registration for Spring 2024 will open early December. 





You'll meet...

Your Orientation Leaders will help facilitate your orientation day activities. You will also meet with faculty and staff members from your college and other campus departments, current SIU students, and other new students attending New Student Orientation.

You'll Discover...

Learn about resources that make "unparalleled access" more than just a phrase. No matter your background or your career ambition, we have what you need to fit into the academic and social environment of SIU. Because SIU is an important part of the community, you'll learn what the city of Carbondale has to offer, and how you can fit into the civic community.

You'll investigate...

Learning isn't just hitting the books. It's connecting with people whose interests are similar to yours but whose backgrounds may be different. It's trying something new. It's using your academic major interests to support your community by volunteering. During NSO, you'll learn about opportunities for all of that, and more.