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We believe our support for your SIU experience should begin immediately.

Registration for New Student Orientation (NSO), a one-day on campus program opens in February 2023. New students who are plan to attend SIU are invited to attend one of these on-campus experiences. Families and supporters are also encouraged to attend. You will meet other new Salukis, connect with important resources and learn all about SIU. Families and supporters will have the opportunity to network with other families and learn about the transition to college. If you haven't already enrolled, you will also meet with their advisor and register for their Fall classes during this one-day event.

Saluki Start Up! New first year students are also required to attend Saluki Start Up beginning on August 14, 2023. Students will move in to the residence halls and enjoy two full days of orientation programming.

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) offers all new and returning students programs and events that allow them to connect with peers, faculty, staff, campus departments and community organizations.


Details can make all the difference.

We've got you covered! We'll help you take care of some things you probably didn't even know you needed; including:

Let our Orientation Checklist Guide you on your journey.

Don't worry about getting lost in the details or forgetting a step along the way. We are here to help and we have a checklist that will help you too.

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.

Orientation Checklist