Canceled Events

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As a precaution, SIU is adjusting its calendar of events. We are exercising the utmost caution and taking responsible action to help ensure the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community members at this time.

Plans call for canceling any event with 10 or more people expected to attend. Campus event facilities and SIU Athletics will be processing the cancellations and information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.


Admissions staff are available to speak with students by phone or in a virtual format. Please contact 618-536-4405 or to arrange a virtual meeting. Events scheduled through April 24 have been canceled, and individual campus visits have been suspended until further notice.

We are working on an alternative delivery format for the Open House program that was scheduled for April 10. More details will be available soon. Interviews for the Provost and Transfer Scholarships scheduled for March 23 will take place via Skype.

SIU Day (scheduled for April 24) is postponed.  We will send notification if we are able to offer an alternative format for this program.  The Office of Admissions remains open and ready to answer any questions you might have at or 618-536-4405.   In the meantime, please take a virtual tour or create a custom viewbook.  


All spring athletic events have been canceled.


View our Conferences, Seminars and Workshops page to see the most current schedule and details.

Student Center

In compliance with the governor’s directive, restaurants in the Student Center will be closed until further notice. Bowling & Billiards, eSports, and the Craft Shop are closed as well.

Student Recreation Center

In order to align with social distancing recommendations and minimize contact with equipment, the Student Recreation Center will close effective March 17, 2020.

Touch of Nature Environmental Center

All summer camps are canceled through July 31, 2020. Wilderness First Responder Class is postponed until further notice.

Check back for updates.

Canceled Events:

03/17/20 - Math Field Day

03/19/20 - Law Journal Symposium

03/19/20 - Professional Women's Networking Event

03/21/20 - History Fair

03/21/20 - CSI Day

03/21/20 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

03/23/20 - Morton Kenney lecture with guest speaker Christina Wolbrecht

03/23/20-03/30/20 - Outside the Box Music Festival

03/24/20 - Southern Illinois Symphony "Stars of Altgeld"

03/25/20 - Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, D-Illinois.

03/26/20-03/29/20 - Big Muddy New Play Festival

03/27/20 - Ken Jennings Lecture

03/27/20 - Law School Open House

03/28/20 - 150th Gala

03/28/20 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

03/31/20 - Ribs, Tips, and Pie

04/02/20 - Environmental Education Association of Illinois Conference

04/02/20-04/03/20 - Renewing Illinois Summit

04/04/20 - Honors Day

04/04/20 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

04/08/20 - John Cruickshank, Consul General of Canada

04/08/20 - World Language Day

04/10/20 - Open House (visit for alternative visits or virtual tours)

04/14/20 - Arbor Day/Earth Month

04/15/20 - CASA Research Flash Talk 4.0

04/15/20-04/17/20 - Little Grassy Literary Festival

04/17/20-04/18/20 - Friends of Morris Library Book Sale

04/19/20 - Public Astronomy Observation

04/21/20 - Student Creative Activities and Research Forum

04/23/20-04/26/20 - Sweat at McLoud Theater

04/23/20 - Amy Chua Lecture

04/24/20 - SIU Day

04/25/20 - Buffalo Tro

04/25/20 - Carbondale Boat Regatta

04/25/20 - Esports Super Smash Event

04/25/20 - MCM Red Carpet Event

04/25/20-04/26/20 - Introduction to Equine Rehabilitation

04/26/20 - Walk MS

04/27/20 - Youth Government Day

04/27/20 - Freshman New Student Orientation

04/29/20 - Information Technology Day

04/29/20 - Lindell W. Stugis Breakfast

04/25/20 - Leadership over Lunch

04/29/20 - Women in Technology

05/02/20 - University Honors Senior Student Banquet

05/03/20 - Black Excellence Ceremony

05/05/20 - Top 6 Senior Banquet

05/07/20 - ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

05/07/20 - Academic Excellence Recognition Ceremony

05/08/20 - Forever SIU

05/08/20 - School of Law Commencement

05/09/20 - Commencement (

06/04/20-06/07/20 - Transmission Brotherhood Hands on Training Conference