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SIU activities welcome students to campus for fall semester

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SIU activities welcome students to campus for fall semester (Source - Chris Drury, KFVS)

August 12, 2019 at 2:58 PM CDT

Updated August 12 at 2:58 PM

CARBONDALE, Ill. (Heartland News at 9) - Southern Illinois University Carbondale will welcome new and returning students to campus with activities during Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome this fall.

The semester starts on Monday, August 19, but the fun starts earlier.

Saluki Startup is a three-day celebration Thursday-Saturday. A highlight is Light up the Lake at Campus Lake on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The big Saluki Kick-Off will be on Friday evening.

Other events for Saluki Startup include:

Saluki Basecamp

Saluki Spirit Zone

New Fulbright Student Meet and Greet at CIE at 2 p.m. on Friday

Open house for SIU’s new Esports Arena

Saluki Service Day

Dawgs Night Out from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday at the Student Center

Events during Weeks of Welcome, from Aug. 18 to Sept. 28 include:

August 18

oWatermelon Fest from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Morris Library Lawn

August 19

oTransfer students eat and greet breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Student Services Building

oSaluki Stop Shops from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Student Center

August 20

oSaluki Stop Shops from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 21

oSaluki Student Job Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Student Center Ballrooms

August 22

oTaste of SIU from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Student Center Ballrooms

oInvolvement Fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Faner Plaza

August 23

oWelcome Fest from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center

oLGBTQ Welcome Picnic from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Becker Pavilion on Campus Lake

August 24

oFamily Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon at the Student Recreation Center

oSIU grocery Bingo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Center Roman Room

August 25

oWelcome/Bienvendios Estudiantes from noon to 4 p.m. at the Student Services Building

August 26

oGo Greeks BBQ from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Becker Pavilion, Campus Lake

The Black Experience Group will hold three gatherings, each for different groups. Undergraduates will meet from noon to 3 p.m. on Aug. 24 and graduate students will meet from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 27. Both will be at the Student Services Building pavilion. Faculty, staff, administrators and students are welcome from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Saluki Stadium Club inside Saluki Stadium on Aug. 29. RSVP is required for the final event. Refreshments will be served.

The Center for International Education will host a variety of events to welcome international students. A World of Welcome event will be Wednsday at 4:45 p.m. at Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium, followed by a party at CIE, the International Student Summer Picnic on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bucky Haven on Campus Lake and the International Coffee Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 23.

You won’t want to miss Saluki Family Weekend Sept. 13-15, featuring football, Dawg Fest and Saluki Sprint.

You’ll have the chance to meet celebrity guests at Saluki Con Sept. 28-29.