March 06, 2018

SIU will host Regional College Fair March 15

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting the Southern Illinois Regional College Fair, bringing together prospective students with representatives from numerous institutions of higher learning. 

The Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling event will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon on March 15 at the SIU Arena. The college fair is free and open to the public. 

Representatives from SIU’s Undergraduate Admissions and other units around campus, including the academic colleges, will be on hand along with representatives of about 60 other public and private universities, colleges and community colleges. They will provide informational materials to participating students and answer questions. 

SIU has invited students from high schools and community colleges in a wide region to participate and more than 20 high schools already have committed to bring student groups. Walk-in participants are welcome; enter through the east lobby entrance of the arena. 

The event is one of several regional college fairs taking place throughout the state. SIU is hosting the March 15 event as a community service. 

For more information, contact Michelle Rust, SIU senior admissions coordinator, at or by calling 618/453-2184.