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Experience SIU 

Start your SIU experience this summer and lock in your tuition rate for every subsequent semester you’re enrolled with us!

You can experience SIU from wherever you are. Whether you want to finish faster or get back on track, we have a summer option for you.


High-Demand Courses

You need these courses to graduate and they fill up quickly! Don't miss your window of opportunity. Check out each college's list below.

College of Business

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Liberal Arts

College of Mass Communications and Media Arts

College of Science

Summer Incentive Scholarship Program

Not sure if you want to take classes yet? We have $60,000 available to summer students. If you're enrolled in at least three credit hours over the summer, two of your credit hours could be FREE 

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Study Abroad

While we love it in Southern Illinois, it's understandable if you want to spread your wings a little bit. If so, you're in luck. SIU offers a number of opportunities for students to continue their studies while seeing the world.

Summer in Carbondale

Have we mentioned how great the city is during the summer? Many students leave, but Carbondale kicks into gear. From music to outdoor movies to festivals and much more, the entire region comes alive.  

Summer Camps

Children and high school students can enjoy the campus experience with academic, artistic and athletic camps and youth programs, ranging from LEGO engineering to drawing and painting to sports and dance.

Students on Campus in Summer


Fulfill any number of University Core Curriculum requirements.
Plus, there are fewer fees.

View our Summer Online

Kids at Summer Camp