November 10, 2010

Area students, families welcome at college fair

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale welcomes all Southern Illinois high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to a college fair that ends with a football game.

The event is set for Nov. 20. Students and their families have the opportunity to meet with University representatives from admissions, financial aid and housing, to enjoy eats, drinks and giveaways during tailgating, and then to cheer on the Salukis when they take on Indiana State University at our new Saluki Stadium.

This event is free, but pre-registering, and doing so early, gives students and their families the best chance for free wristbands to the football game. Students may claim up to three wristbands, which will grant access to the game. However, the number of wristbands is limited. Register online at by Monday, Nov. 15.

SIUC faculty and staff are welcome to this to bring their children to this event.

Here is the schedule:

9-9:30 a.m. -- Check-in

9:30 -10:15 a.m. -- Welcome

10:15-11 a.m. -- Mini College Fair

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. -- Tailgating with Undergraduate Admissions on Saluki Row

1 p.m. Football game

For more information, visit, call 618/453-2992 or e-mail Pam Wilkins at