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New Student Convocation

August 17, 2018

6:00 p.m.

SIU Arena

Keynote Speaker: DeAnna Price

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.

2018 Convocation Flyer
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Convocation is the first event in the Saluki Startup Kickoff. Other events that evening include:
Saluki Family Social | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM | SIU Arena First Mid Bank lounge
Pep Rally | 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM | SIU Arena
Welcome Fest (local business welcome) | 8:15 PM to 9:15 PM | Saluki Stadium
Fireworks | 9:00 PM | Saluki Stadium
Showing of Black Panther | 9:15 PM | Saluki Stadium

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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