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This is an exciting time for new students and their families as they prepare for their arrival to SIU to begin the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, students and families comment on our fantastic volunteers and the wonderful, welcoming atmosphere throughout Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome – all things that would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. We are looking forward to a great beginning for our newest Salukis this year, and hope you will join us.

Volunteers are asked to wear the provided "Volunteer" shirts so students and family members can identify volunteers.


Move-In Volunteers

Please click here for individual sign-up.

If you are registering a group, please click here, download the excel document, fill it out, and return to Lori in University Housing at ljohnson@housing.siu.edu by Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 

Volunteer registration must be completed by Wednesday, July 24th to be guaranteed a shirt. You can still register beyond this date. You can also use the same shirts from pervious years. Shirts are only ordered for those signing up to volunteer for move-in, not the events for New Student Programs. 


Event Volunteers

New Student Programs is also looking for volunteers during events such as Light Up the Lake, Saluki Kickoff Events, Watermelon Fest, and Saluki Stop Shops! Please click here to sign up for these shifts. 

Dawgs Nite Out is looking for volunteers!  This event will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2019 in the Student Center.  View the volunteers opportunities here.

Get Involved

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