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High school, transfer students invited to SIUC's Future Saluki Game Day Celebration

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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

High School and college transfer students throughout southern Illinois are invited to experience Southern Illinois University Carbondale for themselves at the Future Saluki Game Day Celebration on September 17.

The event, held during SIU's Family Weekend, gives prospective students and their family members the opportunity to see what the university has to offer.

Prospective students can take a tour of the campus and learn about different academic programs, financial aid, housing, admissions and much more.

Registered participants can also enjoy a tailgate with complimentary food and drinks along with free admission to an SIU football game as the Salukis take on the Murray State University Racers.

Each prospective student who registers can get up to four free game wristbands.

The fun begins with check-in from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Student Center followed by tours of the campus and university housing facilities, informational sessions, an academic college and campus department fair and other activities.

The tailgate, which also features giveaways, will be held from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Game time is 6 p.m.

"The future Saluki Game Day Celebration is a special event for all ages of Southern Illinois high school and transfer students, as well as their families," Michelle Rust, senior admissions coordinator for Undergraduate Admissions, said.

Prospective students and family members can find the complete schedule of events and other details as well as online registration for the Future Saluki Game day Celebration by clicking here.

Registration is requested by September 12. Organizers also note that availability of the football game admission wristbands is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

SIU's Undergraduate Admissions is the sponsor for the Future Saluki Game Day Celebration. University Housing and the Saluki Family Association, along with admissions, are sponsoring the complimentary tailgate.

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