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IMPORTANT NOTE: FAFSA Application Opens Oct. 1

At Non-Traditional Student Services, OUR GOAL IS ENSURING YOU REACH YOURS!

The adult and transfer student population is growing and we have a place for YOU! SIU Carbondale is a nationally ranked research University so credentials earned here matter. If you are among the 75% of college students combining school with an already busy life, we invite you to take advantage of our services to help lighten your load and create a great college experience on your journey to degree completion.

COVID-19 Mask Mandate

Effective immediately, the following mask use guidelines as issued by the governor are part of the Saluki Safety Plan:

  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated: Face coverings and physical distancing will not be required indoors or outdoors for fully vaccinated individuals. Exceptions to this guidance include health care settings and public transportation, such as the SIU Student Health Center and Saluki Express, as well as for certain on-campus activities as described below. (An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the final required dose.)
  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated: Any individual who is not fully vaccinated and who is over age 2 and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance. This requirement applies whether in an indoor space, such as a store, or in a public outdoor space where maintaining a six-foot social distance is not always possible. Consistent with federal and state guidance, adherence to these requirements is a personal responsibility.

More information is available at the above links or by emailing As the state keeps moving toward the anticipated June 11 transition to Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, SIU will continue to take steps to maximize the safety of the Saluki community. Additionally, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to wear masks when they feel the situation warrants, such as indoors with a large gathering of people.    

The university will continue to monitor the situation on campus, in the region and in the state and adjust as necessary.  



August 18, 2022:  New Student Move-In

August 20, 2022:  Dawgs Night Out

August 21, 2022:  Chancellor's Welcome Fest

August 24, 2022:  New Transfer Student Breakfast

August 27, 2022:  Family Carnival

September 5, 2022:  LABOR DAY

September 24, 2022:  Family Weekend

October 14, 2022:  Salukis Care Day

October 15, 2022:  Homecoming

October 17, 2022:  National Transfer Student Week Begins

November 8, 2022:  ELECTION DAY

November 11, 2022:  VETERAN'S DAY

November 24, 2022:  THANKSGIVING DAY

December 12, 2022:  Finals Week Begins

December 17, 2022:  Graduation