• SIU has big plans for 150th anniversary Family Weekend and Homecoming

    February 26, 2019

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — Mark your calendars now! Southern Illinois University Carbondale has announced the 2019 Saluki Family Weekend and Homecoming dates.

    Family Weekend Sept. 13-15

    Saluki Family Weekend is Sept. 13-15. The Saluki football team will be taking on the Skyhawks from the University of Tennessee at Martin on Sept. 14. Numerous other special family-oriented activities are in the works throughout the weekend.

    Keep an eye on familyweekend.siu.edu for all of the details, including the complete schedule, as things are finalized.

    Homecoming Oct. 13-19

    You won’t want to miss this year’s homecoming, which takes place Oct. 13-19, as SIU celebrates its 150th anniversary in grand style.

    The university is commemorating its birth as a small teacher’s college and growth to become an internationally known research institution with scores of special activities throughout the year, but the celebration will really ramp up for homecoming as alumni return to campus from far and near.

    Gridiron action sees the Salukis battling the Youngstown State Penguins on Oct. 19. Special events are happening all week, including the homecoming parade, court selection, a big block party, tailgating and more.

    Visit the SIU homecoming website for all the latest and greatest information about the celebration, including the complete schedule as events are finalized.