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SIU Carbondale move-in information


More than 4,000 students are expected to move-in to campus housing at Southern Illinois University from Thursday August 20 to Saturday August 22.

Assistant Director of Marketing for University Housing Crystal Bouhl said nearly 1,000 people will be volunteering to help with move-in's this year, the largest number of volunteers ever.

To make the move-in process go smoothly, Bouhl is asking that students and parents review the move-in process sent via mail.

Also, Bouhl suggests for students to take a look at suggested items to bring, what not to bring, and to contact their roommates so certain items like microwaves aren't doubled.

Several events are happening over the next week -- Click here for a list Saluki start-up events or click here for welcome events for all students.

The first day of classes is Monday, August 24.


The City of Carbondale is extending hours of operation for the city utility office to serve incoming SIU students.

City manager Kevin Baity said the city is excited to welcome all students back to SIU and to the City of Carbondale.

  • The City’s Water Office will offer extended hours and be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on Monday, August 17th through Tuesday, August 25th. In addition, the Water Office will be open Saturday, August 22nd from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Free newcomer and visitor information will be available in City Hall along with free bottled water.
  • Free parking will be allowed in downtown metered parking lots between August 17th and August 28th.
  • Trash will be picked up everyday from August 21 to August 30


Saergant Chad Beights with the Southern Illinois University Department of Public Safety said it's important that drivers be patient and alert when driving through town over the next week.

Beights said it's important to pay attention to street signs, other drivers, and directions by police officers. Some traffic patterns have changed some streets have been changed from one-way to two-way streets to accomidate traffic.

Officers will be posted at every major intersection to help with traffic and at the near each university housing facility to answer questions anyone may have.

Parking decals can be purchased online by clicking here.You'll receive a temporary decal to print off until your permanent decal is sent home.

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