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Our goal is helping you achieve YOURS!

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

There are many unique circumstances which may lead you to identify as "non-traditional".

  • Enrollment: Part-time students or students who delayed enrollment in college more than one year after high school
  • Family: Married students or students with partners, students with dependents or children, single parents
  • Financial: Students who also work full-time, or students who are financially independent from their parents
  • SIU: Non-Traditional Student Services also provides resources and support for commuter students and transfer students, who may not be "non-traditional", but have a unique experience at SIU.

All these experiences shape who you are and what you need from your university and community. We recognize that many of these are responsibilities you have in addition to being a student. We see you, and we value your place at SIU.

In addition to the programming and resources outlined on this page, we offer individual support and connections to resources. If there is something you need or an obstacle in your path, please reach out so we can discuss options. We are constantly changing in response to student needs.

Fall 2024 Events:

August 1: Commuter Cookout for all new commuter students

August 14-18: Saluki Startup

August 16: Commuter Dinner and Saluki Startup Pep Rally

August 17: Air Show at Southern Illinois Airport 

August 19: Fall semester begins

August 19-31: Weeks of Welcome

August 24: Saluki Family Carnival

August 31: SIU Day at the Du Quoin State Fair

September 2: Labor Day Holiday - no classes

September 15: Saluki Sprint

September 19-22: Saluki Family Weekend

October 7-12: Homecoming

October 14-18: Saluki Cares Week

October 18: Fall break - no classes

October 21-25: National Transfer Student Week

October 24: Taco 'Bout Majors and Minors

November 4-8: National Non-Trad Student Week

November 11: Veterans Day - no classes

November 17-23: Leadership and Service Week

November 23-December 1: Thanksgiving break - no classes

December 9-13: Final Exams

December 14: Commencement