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On-campus living at Southern Illinois University Carbondale can provide an experience to last a lifetime. Residents enjoy meeting new people, making life-long friends, getting involved, interacting with faculty and staff, and much more.

We look forward to assisting you in the transition to your new home here at SIU. If you have any questions, our friendly staff are an email or phone call away. SIU big things are always within reach!

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Enjoy FREE food, from 3-5:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 30 at the Saluki Family Tailgate, located on Saluki Row just south of Saluki Stadium.

Learn more about all the Saluki Family Weekend events by clicking here.

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Family Weekend Brunch

Enjoy brunch with your family and friends at the Family Weekend Brunch, Sunday Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Trueblood or Lentz Dining Hall. Tickets may be purchased at the entrance to the dining hall. University Housing dining plans are accepted. Learn more by clicking here.

Dining Plans

Are you living in an on-campus apartment or off campus this fall? Consider purchasing a dining plan and enjoy delicious and convenient meals with friends and classmates! Click here for more details.

NOTE: Students with a traditional residence hall contract already have a dining plan included with their contract.

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New admitted spring 2018 students may complete a residence hall contract or apply for an apartment online, beginning Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.

Click here for more information about our residence halls and apartment areas, including eligibility.