• New Student Convocation
  • Saluki Pride Pep Rally
  • Dawg's Nite Out
  • Tablet Distribution

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Saluki Success Starts Here!

Saluki Startup gives new students an opportunity to engage with one another and take part in campus activities. You will be given the tools to enhance your academic, social and cultural experiences.

The full Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome program schedule will be available in early July.  For more information please contact the New Student Programs at 618-453-1000 or e-mail us at

If you are interested in signing up to be a volunteer please contact our office at 453-1000 or via e-mail at

For students and family members with disabilities, accommodations can be made for events and programs upon request. Please contact Disability Support Services at 618-453-5738 to discuss your request. 


MySIU App 

Download the MySIU app and select "SIUC" for the complete guide with specific locations, dates, times, and details during Saluki Startup, Weeks of Welcome, and throughout the year.  Create a personalized schedule of events YOU want to attend, share on Facebook, check out pictures and more.  View Guidebook Flyer.

CLICK HERE to view the official SIU Guidebook home page on your computer with specific event, locations, dates, and times.

SIUC 2015-2016 Guidebook

Saluki Startup Event Highlights

Get Involved

Members of the SIU community are needed to assist with Saluki Startup. Volunteering is a terrific way to unite the campus and welcome new students.