Overnight Accommodations

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New Student Programs and University Housing partner to provide on-campus housing for the June and July New Student Orientation programs. Housing is provided in on-campus residence halls, with optional transportation from the Carbondale Amtrak station. At the low rate of $35/person/night, this is a great option for students traveling to NSO alone (housing is also available for guests and supporters). Reservations for on-campus housing can be made through the VZ orientation reservation system. Click here to create or modify your New Student Orientation reservation. *Overnight is available the night before and after each New Student Orientation in June and July only. Please contact New Student Programs at 618/453-1000 or email orientation@siu.edu if you have any questions.


SIU's Touch of Nature Environmental Center offers reduced lodging rates in its hotel-style Little Grassy Lodge for students and guests attending New Student Orientation for only $65 per night. Call 618/453-1121 to book your stay. Visit Touch of Nature Lodging for more information on Little Grassy Lodge. Be sure to mention you are attending New Student Orientation to receive this special rate. 

Overnight in Town

Drury Inn in Marion is an official sponsor of New Student Programs. Make reservations online or call 618-997-9600.

Hampton Inn in Carbondale is an official partner of New Student Programs. Make reservations online or call 618-549-6900.

Hampton Inn in Marion, IL is an official partner of New Student Programs. Make reservations online or call 618-998-9900.

Information about other lodging is available from the Carbondale Tourism or 618-549-2146.