Current Students

Student Resources

There are a lot of things changing right now. Below are some resources that can help during this time.

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Online Learning

Create a flexible plan for success that offers stability in the days moving forward.

10 Tips for Online Learning

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Academic Resources

Adobe Creative Suite Free temporary access to Adobe Creative Suite is available. The request form is available at - Service Catalog > Software > App Store > Adobe CC Temporary License

Download SIU Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom!

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Need help with a Zoom meeting?

Carroll Walker, IT Specialist, will be available with Virtual Office Hours at :

He can also be reached by email at or available in MS Teams.


Computer Labs

  • CLC 1, located in Faner Hall 1025, has 36 general access computers.*
  • CLC 2, located in ASA 112, has 44 general access computers.*
  • CLC 4, located in MCMA 009, has 34 general access computers, predominately Macintosh.
  • Morris Library computer lab in room 139.

*Both CLC1 and CLC2 have Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) capabilities to support courses with special software needs.

Free Wi-Fi

Public Illinois Drive-Up Wi-Fi Hotspots

Students residing in Carbondale can utilize free wi-fi. To connect, select the "City of Carbondale Free Wi-Fi" option. No password required.

Emergency Food Bags are available for Students. Call 877-725-0006 for more information.

Donations welcomed for the Student Emergency Fund



Remember to practice patience with yourself and others. These are uncharted waters and weʼre all taking it one step at a time.

Listen to Podcasts


Meditation Apps



Combat feelings of loneliness by connecting virtually with friends, family and classmates



Find strategies that help you work online. If you need help or guidance, please reach out to your instructor or department.

We're in this together!

If there are questions you can't find on our FAQ, please email or reach out to us on social media.


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This Is Temporary

Itʼs important to remember that our current circumstances are temporary. With these tips and others youʼll pick up along the way, weʼll learn we are resilient and can overcome any challenges we have ahead.