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.

Collaboration Software

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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.

Download SIU Virtual Backgrounds for Zoom!

SIU Media Portal - Digial Assets Library

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.

Prevent ZoomBombing



Focusing on school is tough when you’re feeling unwell. Put your physical, mental and emotional health first so you’re able to do well in your courses.

 Community Resources

  • Suicide hotline, 800-273-8255
  • Domestic violence hotline, 800-799-7233
  • Alcohol and other drugs hotline, 877-726-4727

Meditation Apps

Physical Health




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

Get the Facts

The resources listed below are likely to be more accurate sources of information than what friends post on social media. Be informed but not consumed. Don’t spend all day scrolling through social media, watching the news, arguing with people or trying to persuade them. Over-concentration on stressful situations can contribute to depression, feelings of helplessness and anxiety.

Stay up to date on campus information regarding Covid-19 at

Academics and Advisement

Students who still need to register for spring classes should make a virtual appointment with their academic advisor before registering for classes on Salukinet.

Students should check the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar for updates such as Spring Break cancellation, Finals week schedule, and more.

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

Saluki Food Pantry

The Saluki Food Pantry will be open every  Tuesday and Wednesday, through December 10, 2020, from 10am – 1pm.  After December 10, students can email or for securing emergency food bags.  The pantry will reopen on January 12, 2021 with normal hours.

Donations welcomed for the Student Emergency Fund

We're in this together!


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.

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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