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New Student Convocation

August 16, 2019

7:00 p.m.

Shryock Auditorium

Keynote Speaker: To be announced

The Chancellor's New Student Convocation is Southern Illinois University Carbondale's formal official welcome ceremony for all new students. Come and experience the pride and spirit of SIU Carbondale with the entire incoming class. During Convocation, we will share with our newest Salukis our focus on student success, scholarship, citizenship, diversity, and leadership. This event is required for all new students. Family members of our new students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Special seating will be provided.

SIU faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend convocation and welcome our newest Salukis.


Convocation is part of the Saluki Startup Kickoff. Other events that evening include:
Quad Party with food and activities | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM | Shryock lawn
Convocation | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Shryock Auditorium
New Student Photo | 8:00 PM to 8:15 PM | Shryock steps
Pep Rally | 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM | Shryock Auditorium
Showing of Detective Pikachu | 9:00 PM | Shryock Auditorium

All events are free and open to the public. You and your family are invited to attend. For a complete schedule of Saluki Startup events, please visit

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