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SIU Saluki Family Weekend

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. Although the residence life experience will be different this year, the university’s goal is to ensure that students can still make positive connections that will help them be successful.

Guests in the Residence Halls

Students will be expected to follow safety protocols in order to protect themselves and those around them. At the current time, guests will not be allowed in the residence halls. This includes day visitors, overnight visitors and tour groups.


Dining halls will be open to students with meal plans but not to guests. Dining hall operations are subject to change based on new guidance and how well students adapt, but current plans follow.

  • Students can swipe their own i.d.s any time during operating hours; the system will be touchless.
  • Staff will prepare and plate meals to order; there will be no self-service, but all food options will be available
  • Tables and seating will be placed to support social distancing, and individual seating will be available.
  • Masks will be required except when students seated to eat 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