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University Events and Protocol works with a number of large-scale events on campus. We are always looking for volunteers to assist! Whether you are a current student in need of volunteer hours, a faculty or staff member excited to help out, or a community member or alumnus finding ways to stay engaged on campus - WE WANT YOU! Opportunities will be posted as they become available. Contact or 618/453-7424 for questions.

SIU 150th Anniversary

2019 is the 150th Anniversary of SIU's initial charter in 1869. Events celebrating the sesquicentennial began in March 2019 and will continue through March 2020. For more information, including upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, please visit


Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be hosting SIU Day, a chance for area high school students to experience firsthand what it's like to be a Saluki. The upcoming SIU Day will be held on Friday, April 24. For more information about attending, please contact Undergraduate Admissions.

Interested in volunteering for SIU Day? Contact University Events and Protocol at 618/453-7424 or email Volunteer sign up link will be available soon.


Spring 2020 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020. More information about commencement is available at Volunteers will be needed to help with this special day. Sign up to volunteer at our Commencement Volunteer page.