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Become a Future Saluki
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IMPORTANT NOTE: FAFSA Application Opens Oct. 1

At Non-Traditional Student Services, OUR GOAL IS ENSURING YOU REACH YOURS!

The adult and transfer student population is growing and we have a place for YOU! SIU Carbondale is a nationally ranked research University so credentials earned here matter. If you are among the 75% of college students combining school with an already busy life, we invite you to take advantage of our services to help lighten your load and create a great college experience on your journey to degree completion.

The Non-Traditional Student Honor Society

The Pinnacle Non-Traditional Honor Society recognizes Non-Traditional students. With over 150 chartered institutions on more than 175 campuses, Pinnacle honorees can be found in every corner of our nation.  The students who have been inducted into membership in Pinnacle represent every slice of American non-traditional higher education: working parents, single parents, retirees returning to higher education, mid-life adults starting second careers, disabled students, veterans, and those who are financially independent.

To qualify for Pinnacle membership, you must be a Non-Traditional student, have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, be involved in at least 3 campus organizations and/or community activities, and demonstrate leadership, persistence, and future promise.  There is a $40.00 membership fee which includes your lifetime membership and certificate.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Pinnacle, please contact the NTSS office at 618.453.7521 or email at

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As we return to campus and begin a new semester, it is important to reflect on what it means to be a member of the Saluki family.  Everyone deserves the opportunity to live and learn in a safe and welcoming environment.  Salukis In Unity is designed to appreciate, promote, and program around what makes us all proud members of our campus community.

As the Saluki Creed states “As a Saluki, I pledge to forward the ideas and ideals.  I discourage bigotry and celebrate diversity by striving to learn from differences in people’s ideas and opinions.  I will embrace the ideals of freedom of civilized expression, intellectual inquiry and respect for others.”

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January 15 - January 26  Salukis in Unity

Monday, January 15, 2018  Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday "Make it a day on, not a day off."

Tuesday, January 16, 2018  Spring classes begin

Thursday, January 18, 2018  Registered Student Organization Fair, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Student Center Ballrooms

March 12 - 16, 2018  SPRING BREAK

Saturday, April 7, 2018  The Big Event: A Saluki Day of Service

May 7 - 11, 2018  Finals Week

Saturday, May 12, 2018  Graduation