Online Pre-Orientation Modules

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Phase One: Video Modules via MyCourses

Students will be provided access to orientation within MyCourses by mid-April. Participation in the pre-orientation modules will serve as an introduction to the platform. Phase one is required for incoming freshman and strongly encouraged for transfer students. 

In this phase, you will complete a series of modules that will provide important information for your next steps as a Saluki including information on Financial Aid, University Housing, bill paying options, and much more.

The online pre-orientation modules should be completed prior to your orientation date. These modules can be completed at your own pace, and will take approximately two hours to complete.

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Getting Started:

Detailed Instructions on each phase will be sent to you via email.

  • If you have not yet registered for classes for the upcoming semester, your orientation instructions will be sent to the same email address you used on your SIU application for admission.
  • 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 to this email.

Students will be provided access to the orientation modules within MyCourses by mid-April.

Family members/supporters will have access to some videos presented in the student module via our Families and Guests webpage

Access MyCourses at

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Logging in to MyCourses

To Log in you will use your Network ID and Password.

Your Network ID is your university-wide login information, which is used to access MyCourses, SalukiNet and your university email account. Your Network ID is “SIU” following by your dawgtag number (siu85xxxxxxx). 

If you can not remember your dawgtag or have not yet claimed your account you can do so here.