Junior Saluki Experience

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Little girl holding ready to be a saluki sign
Little boy throwing a football
Two boys holding ready to be a saluki sign

Junior Saluki Experience is a full-day program for siblings, family members, friends, or kids of incoming SIU students attending New Student Orientation. During the Junior Saluki Experience, young Salukis will have a chance to have an orientation journey of their own. We planned fun and exciting activities including a scavenger hunt, bowling, crafts, Saluki Spirit, and bonding with other Junior Salukis. Kids participating in the program will be under SIU staff supervision at all times. Our trained staff will ensure the junior salukis have an “ab-saluki” fun adventure.


Who can attend the Junior Saluki Experience?

  • Junior Saluki Experience is open to youth entering grades 5th-12th grade in fall 2018. Students, siblings, children, friends, and other family members are all welcome on the day the incoming SIU student attends New Student Orientation.

When is Junior Saluki Experience? Junior Saluki Experience is offered during the following New Student Orientation programs.

  • Saturday. May 5
  • Friday, May 18
  • Monday, May 21
  • Monday, June 11
  • Friday, June 15
  • Saturday, June 16
  • Friday, June 29
  • Saturday, July 14

Registration for the Junior Saluki Experience is part of the New Student Orientation reservation.

  • Click here to create or modify a New Student Orientation reservation. You will need the SIU student’s login information.
  • From the New Student Orientation reservation form, go to the Guests tab.
  • Add your Junior Saluki as a guest (if you have not already)
  •  At the bottom of the guest reservation page, select “yes” to the question “Will this guest be entering 5th-12th grade?” (Junior Saluki Experience is only for guests of students attending New Student Orientation, and is restricted to those who will enter 5th-12th grade in fall 2018.)
  • Select “yes” to the question “Would you like to enroll this guest in the Junior Saluki Experience?”.
  • A $10 fee will be added to the New Student Orientation reservation. This fee can be paid online via credit card, or can be paid at New Student Orientation check-in using cash, credit card, or check.

Junior Saluki Experience Schedule**

  • 7:45am-8:30am: Check-in
  • 8:30am-9:00am: University Welcome
  • 9:00am-10:00am: Junior Saluki Experience Kickoff
  • 10:00am-11:00am: Opportunities are Endless!
  • 11:00am-11:30am: Meet the Mascot/Saluki Spirit activities
  • 11:30am-1:30pm: Lunch/Tours/Resource Fair with family
  • 11:30pm-2:30pm: Campus Scavenger
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm: Bowling or Craft Shop
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: Letters to Students
  • 4:00pm-4:15pm: Junior Saluki Experience Closing Session
  • 4:15pm-4:30pm: NSO Closing Session

**Subject to change