Extern Program
Students – Apply Now!
Deadline:  Oct 3, 2014.
Spring Break:  March 9-13, 2015.
Extern Program
Host a fellow Saluki with the Extern Program.
Application deadline, Oct 3, 2014.  
Spring Break, March 9-13, 2015.
Southern Alumni Magazine
Read the latest Southern Alumni Magazine for June, 2014!
Volunteer SIU
Ever considered volunteering for Southern Illinois University?  We invite you to become a volunteer and give the gift of time to your alma mater.
Tell Us Your Story
Every Saluki has a story. Tell us yours today.


SIU Homecoming Oct. 24-25

Plan to attend the 2014 SIU Homecoming Celebration the weekend of Oct. 24-25.  The campus will be “Wild With Pride,” when the Salukis host Indiana State in a 6 p.m. football game Saturday.  To see a schedule of events, click here.  Go to www.homecoming.siu.edu for updates as the weekend approaches.

Association Tailgate Games Announced

It’s time to tailgate with the Salukis! Join the SIU Alumni Association on Saluki Row on the road and for tailgates during the 2014 football season. The Association will be hosting tailgates at three home games this fall, along with an event Sept. 20 at Purdue University.  Information and registration for the Purdue event will be available soon.

Traveling Vietnam Wall Coming To SIU

The Traveling Vietnam Wall, sponsored by the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, is coming to the University Sept. 11-14. The wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. As the date nears, check this website for more information.

Kasser Leads SIU Alumni Association Board

Mike Kasser, a 1978 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and chief financial officer of Southern Illinois Healthcare in Carbondale, is the new president of the SIU Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors.  Kasser takes over the organization’s leadership July 1, replacing Barry Smith ’80, who will continue to serve on the board. Look for a feature on Kasser in the Fall issue of SIU Alumni magazine.


Cruise through five countries in the heart of Europe on this relaxing 14-night cruise. Let the waters of the Rhine, Moselle, Main, and Danube carry you gently through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, exploring striking vistas rich with history, culture, lore, and traditions.
The Greater New York Alumni Club of the SIU Alumni Association invites you to attend their brunch at Market Diner.  Come out and join fellow Salukis for a casual brunch.  All are invited!
The SIU Alumni Association invites all alumni and friends to cheer on the Football Salukis as they play the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.  Enjoy a pregame meal at our hospitality tent and connect with fellow Salukis.  All are invited!
From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the power of Victoria Falls to the remote wilds of Botswana, this is the complete African travel experience. And that’s just the start. Multiple game drives and traditional culinary experiences provide the perfect blend of culture and thrills.