Fans cheering at a football game

Saluki fans cheer on their team during SIU’s 2022 homecoming. SIU file photo.

May 03, 2023

SIU’s 2023 homecoming celebrates ‘Salukis in Paradise’

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — “Salukis in Paradise.” That’s the theme for Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 2023 homecoming festivities, set for Oct. 16-21.

The Student Programming Council selected the theme, which was announced today (May 3), in recognition of Saluki pride and Southern Illinois as home or home away from home for Salukis.

The SIU football team will take on South Dakota State University in gridiron action this fall.

Keep an eye on for complete schedule details, plans and information on how to enter the parade and join in other activities. Email or call 618-536-3393 with questions.