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Living on campus is part of the college experience, and studies show that students who live on campus early in their academic careers become more engaged, make better grades and are more likely to graduate. The university’s goal is to ensure that students make positive connections that will help them be successful.

Guests in the Residence Halls

Please follow guidelines for guests in the Resident Handbook


Trueblood and Lentz are open to students with dining plans, faculty and staff, and the general public.

Please visit our dining section for dining hours and meal plans.

Dining Hours

Dining Plans

Guest Meals


Be sure to check for up-to-date information on road construction and detours for your trip to Carbondale by accessing the Illinois Department of Transportation website

Visitor Parking

During the school year, visitors should park in metered spaces or obtain a guest parking permit from the SIU Carbondale Parking Division during business hours or from the Department of Public Safety after hours. Both are located in Trueblood Hall, which is on East Campus.

Additional parking is available in City of Carbondale lots. Parking information for the City of Carbondale may be obtained at 618/457-3278.

Move-In Parking

Move-In Weekend brings in many visitors with many additional vehicles. Parking is temporarily available in additional areas or restricted lots to accommodate these visitors.

Campus Parking Map