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Southern Illinois University Ca r b o n da l e

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Fall 2018, Spring 2019, summer 2019 Freshmen and Transfer Students Apply for financial aid with FAFSA Claim your network ID Submit your final transcript(s) Sign up for New Student Orientation Register for classes Contract for housing online Return the Immunization Compliance Form

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Undergraduate Admissions Mail Code 4710 Southern Illinois University 1263 Lincoln Drive Carbondale, IL 62901

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Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019

Welcome kit: Your simple guide TO how it all begins.

Let’s get started! We’ve made it easy to complete the steps to enroll and join the Saluki family. In this kit, you’ll find simple instructions to help you: » Claim your network ID. » Apply for financial aid with the FAFSA. » Submit your housing contract. » Sign up for New Student Orientation. » Register for classes. » Return the Immunization Compliance Form. » Submit your final transcript(s). Remember: We’re always here to answer your questions, address your concerns and help you.

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ONLINE AND READY. Claim your network ID. This step is essential (especially when it comes to financial aid) and simple. Go to for complete instructions.

Now you’re ready to log on to SalukiNet. This is your

personalized portal to web services available only to students, faculty and staff. It’s the key to your new world. Here’s where you’ll view your campus email, track your financial records, follow campus news and register for classes: If you need help, contact Information Technology at 618/453-5155.

Send your final transcripts.

After you graduate from high school – or, if you’re transferring, after your last college semester – arrange to have your final, official transcripts sent to SIU. If you have questions, you can call 618/536-4405 or visit Mail high school transcripts to: Undergraduate Admissions Mail Code 4710 SIU Carbondale 1263 Lincoln Drive Carbondale, IL 62901

Mail college transcripts to: Articulation and Evaluation Mail Code 4725 SIU Carbondale 1263 Lincoln Drive Carbondale, IL 62901

Make it easy on yourself. Have your high school or college send your transcripts electronically through Parchment, eSCRIPSAFE, Credentials Solutions or ETX Clearinghouse.


WE’LL HELP YOU NAVIGATE. New Student Orientation

It helps to know the landmarks. Orientation is a concentrated preview of the university. Studies show that students who attend orientation activities often earn higher first-semester GPAs and feel better prepared to begin their academic careers. That’s why New Student Orientation and Saluki Startup are required for all incoming freshmen. Let the fun begin! At orientation, you’ll register for classes. Your academic advisor will help you with the basic requirements and identify classes you should take. Your advisement appointment will be scheduled for you when you sign up for New Student Orientation. Our advisors are assigned by college and are prepared to help you understand the demands of every major. At orientation, you’ll get your student ID. Many campus events are free to students with their student ID – keep your card! You’ll also find out about the details and practicalities of student life and academic support, including: • Academic resources. • Student services. • Registered student organizations. • Individual financial aid counseling. • Setting up your Debit Dawg account. • University Housing tours. • Employment options. • Student health insurance. You and your family will make connections with other incoming students, current students, faculty, staff and the Carbondale community in one convenient visit. You’ll get a much clearer picture of what your life as a Saluki will be like – all before school even begins.


Log on to with your network ID and complete your enrollment. You’ll be able to view your registration status, check your class schedule and track your financial aid award status online. To speak with a helpful admissions representative, call 618/536-4405.

SALUKI STARTUP is your extended orientation. It takes place in the fall, after you move in. You’ll participate in activities planned just for new students. Saluki Startup is all about meeting new friends – fellow students, faculty and staff – who’ll help you learn more about what it takes to succeed as a college student and what it means to fully embrace the Saluki family. Be sure you’re good to go! Get details about New Student Orientation (including course registration) and Saluki Startup at or call 618/453-1000.


Housing essentials: What you need to know The residence halls are located on East Campus (Mae Smith, Neely and University Hall) and West Campus (Thompson Point). Each hall includes furnished rooms, utilities (including air conditioning), wireless internet and cable television. Students can choose from a variety of building styles and Living Learning Communities (LLCs).

Housing policy. SIU requires all single students under the age of 21 not living with their parents or legal guardians, and with fewer than 26 credit hours earned after high school, to live in on-campus residence halls.

Are you local? We ask that freshmen commuting from home submit a Housing Policy Verification Form, which is available online.

Living Learning Communities.

LLCs are residence halls reserved for students in similar majors or areas of academic interest. Living in one means you’ll find your group right away! Proven benefits include higher GPAs on average, more positive campus experiences and higher graduation rates. To learn more about your LLC options, visit or call 618/453-2301.

Dining. The Saluki Anytime Dining Plan is included with the residence hall contract. Students have unlimited access to dining halls any time they are open. Our dining halls offer home-style cooking, vegan and vegetarian entrées, soup and salad bars, pasta, desserts and items cooked to order. Our nutrition team works individually with students to accommodate most dietary needs. Contact us at 618/453-2301 to speak to a registered dietitian. Dining plans are available for commuters and off-campus residents as well.

How to contract for a residence hall. You can complete your University Housing contract at with a prepayment. • Students entering SIU in the fall 2018 semester: Contracts are available online beginning Dec. 1, 2017. The earlier you contract, the earlier you can select your room in the summer. • Students entering SIU in the spring or summer 2019 semesters: View more information, including contract dates, online. 4

Transfer students. Depending on eligibility, transfer

students live in on-campus apartments, traditional residence halls or off campus. For on-campus housing information, visit our website to take a virtual tour and discover the many features and amenities designed to suit your every need. University Housing apartments are financial aid eligible. On-Campus Apartments • Wall & Grand Apartments: This all-inclusive and conveniently located complex offers furnished apartments, a beautiful courtyard and 24-hour staffing. (Eligibility: SIU sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students of any age, or freshmen age 21 or older.) • Evergreen Terrace Apartments: Enjoy the scenic southwest campus location overlooking Evergreen Park. Students with children will appreciate the popular Unity Point School District and family programs. (Eligibility: Married students, domestic partners, students with children, single graduate students and single undergraduate students age 21 and older.) Applications 1. Meet eligibility requirements. More information is available online. 2. Apply online early. Contracts are offered based on application date and space availability. 3. If offered a contract, sign and return the contract with prepayment. Remember that you’ll want to contract for housing online as soon as possible. For fall 2018, the process begins Dec. 1, 2017. That way, you can enjoy top priority when selecting your room. For more information, visit

Wall and Grand Apartments

Evergreen Apartments

Mae Smith, Neely and Schneider, East Campus

University Hall, East Campus

Thompson Point, West Campus 5

PAVING THE WAY Financial aid made easy.

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at It’s the first step in exploring your college financing options. Note that online filing begins in October. You’ll need to include SIU’s federal school code, which is 001758. Complete the FAFSA by Dec. 1 to receive priority consideration. Starting in January, the Financial Aid Office will notify students, detailing each student’s package of awards – a combination of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs. To learn more, or to check your status, call 618/453-4334 or visit


Installment payment plan. SIU offers an interest-free

monthly payment plan with flexible payment options. You’ll be charged a $30 nonrefundable enrollment fee per semester. To enroll, go to and click on the “My Finances” tab. (Remember, you must re-enroll each semester.) For more details, including sign-up deadlines, call 618/453-2221 or visit Let’s make it happen. For students who have the talent and determination, SIU offers an array of generous scholarships ranging from $16,000 to more than $98,000 in total four-year value. Once admitted, you should complete a General Scholarship Application (found at to be considered for academic scholarships.

All academic scholarship offers will be made electronically for the 2018-2019 academic year. Be sure to check your email frequently and respond promptly to any offers. We’re a university without borders. We’ve eliminated out-of-state tuition! Here’s more good news. Your tuition rate locks in for four years. Even if tuition increases, your rate does not. Also, we offer an alternative tuition rate for students who have a parent, step-parent or legal guardian who graduated from SIU Carbondale. 2017-2018 costs: Tuition and fees (in-state): $13,481 Housing and meals: $10,186 Total: $23,667

Come check us out. Seeing is believing. If you haven’t done so

already, schedule an on-campus visit – there’s no substitute for being here. Visit when SIU is ablaze with fall colors, or when the campus is blooming with the full promise of spring. Arrange for an individualized visit so you can focus on the parts of campus that will mean the most to you, from science labs to University Farms, studio space to radio station, medical labs to classrooms and everything in between. Take the time to explore the area’s natural beauty, the ambiance of a college town and the charm of Southern Illinois.

Rethinking your semester of entry? Plans change. We get that. If you prefer to switch your semester of entry to a term other than the one for which you’ve been admitted, no problem. Simply inform SIU Undergraduate Admissions before the start of the term for which you originally were admitted. After that term starts, you’ll need to reapply, so make sure you let us know early. For additional details, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 618/536-4405 or email 7

A few important details. So many questions you aren’t sure where to begin?

Try the Student Services Building. It’s the gateway to the Saluki experience – and it’s the first building you see if you come in by the main entrance. Our support services are in this building, from admissions and financial aid to student employment and career services. We’ll help. It’s why we’re here.

We’ll meet your needs

. We are committed to students with disabilities, whether the challenges are physical, emotional or cognitive. With SIU’s Disability Support Services paving the way, there’s nowhere you can’t go.

Wellness matters. Review your health insurance coverage.

Part of your semester fees includes a student insurance fee. You are eligible for a refund of this fee if you’re covered under another comparable health insurance policy. Refund applications must be submitted by the second Friday of the fall and spring semesters, and by the first Friday of the summer session. To learn more, call 618/453-3311 or visit the website

Submit your immunization form to the Student Health Center. Illinois requires that all students born after Jan. 1, 1957, provide documentation for two vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) after the age of 1, and tetanus diphtheria (Td, Tdap, Dt, DPT) within the last 10 years. You can get your immunization records from your local health department, your family doctor or your high school records. Elective immunizations such as meningitis, hepatitis and flu, and travel vaccinations are recommended and available, but are not required. You can use the form and return envelope provided in this kit. Or you can email your immunization compliance form, as well as your scanned records, to, or fax it to 618/453-4452 before the start of the semester. Students not in compliance may not move into university housing and will have their registration blocked until requirements have been met. Visit for more information.

congratulations! Welcome to SIU Carbondale. We’ll get the door for you – come on in!

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Southern Illinois University - Let’s get started! We’ve made it easy to complete the steps to enroll and join the Saluki family.