September 12, 2022

Media Advisory: 700+ students coming to Sept. 14 SIU Day to see academics in action

CARBONDALE, Ill. — About 700 students from 16 area high schools will meet admissions, faculty, and staff to get a closer look at resources and academic programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Reporters, videographers, and news crews are invited to cover the event, which starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Student Center. 

After the welcome, students will take part in academic breakout sessions, which include hands-on-activities, in various locales on campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to see academic programs in action. High school students may visit labs, tour campus, experience technology, and view creations by SIU students. 

The students from local schools are getting a preview of the spring SIU Day, which will be held in April. For SIU Day, schools send students to the campus. Students come from: 

Anna-Jonesboro Community High School

Carbondale Community High School

Carterville High School

Cobden High School

DuQuoin High School

Egyptian Community High School

Elverado High School

Gallatin County High School

Goreville Community Unit 1

Harrisburg High School

Herrin High School

Marion High School

Pinckneyville Community High School

Sparta High School

Thompsonville High School

Vienna High School 

If you are interested in covering the event, contact Kim Rendfeld, director of communications, at or 765-426-3650.