September 21, 2020

SIU students, families invited to enter 2020 Saluki Family of the Year contest

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be honoring not one, but two Saluki families this year. This year, Saluki Family Weekend is becoming Saluki Family Appreciation Week, with a host of virtual activities Oct. 5-10.

New Student Programs will be honoring one “legacy” Saluki Family of the Year – that’s a family in which at least one parent or legal guardian is an SIU Carbondale graduate – and one non-legacy Family of the Year.

The families will each receive a prize package that includes Saluki swag, a two-night stay at the Hampton Inn in Carbondale redeemable at any time through April 30, 2021, a special visit with a campus administrator and more.

It’s easy to submit the online entry. Just complete the online form no later than Sept. 28. For additional information, visit the website

The Joel and Sheila Harris family, with children Brent, Amy and Brooke, of Radom, Illinois, won the 2019 Family of the Weekend honors.

More information on Saluki Family Appreciation Week is coming soon.