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New Student Orientation

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, New Student Programs has made the difficult decision to transition to online orientation services this summer for both summer and fall 2020 admitted students.

However, we are excited to offer an enhanced, three-phase New Student Orientation experience that includes both online and in-person activities designed to ensure a successful transition to Southern Illinois University.  

The New Student Orientation experience will consist of three phases:

Reservations are still necessary, as students will be required to participate in a live virtual experience. 

Reserve your spot for a virtual New Student Orientation.

Freshman 2020 NSO Dates

  • Friday, May 29 (At Capacity)
  • Friday, June 5 (At Capacity)
  • Saturday, June 13 (At Capacity)
  • Friday, June 19 (At Capacity)
  • Saturday, July 11

Transfer 2020 NSO Dates

  • Saturday, May 30 (At Capacity)
  • Monday, June 8
  • Friday, June 12

Reserve Your Virtual Spot Now

Everything seems to be changing right now, and we know that it can be hard to keep up with. Our Orientation Checklist is designed to help guide you through this process and make sure that you have completed everything prior to the start of the school year in August.

Virtual Orientation Checklist

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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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