Resources For SIU Parents

CollegiateParent’s guide to the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Community
Here’s the basic information about Southern Illinois University-Carbondale at a glance. Be sure to check out the SIU College Parent Magazine below as well!
Name:Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Address:Lincoln Drive
CarbondaleIL, 62901-4512
Phone Number:(618) 453-2121
Type:Occupational, Academic, Continuing Education
Awards:Less than 1 year, Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Master's Degree, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional)
Campus Setting:City
Campus Housing:Yes
Student Population:17989
Faculty Ratio:15 to 1

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  • Colleges Are Teaching Students How to Drink Responsibly. Why This is a Good Thing
    My son is a college junior and dormitory resident assistant. Periodically, he is required to host and teach educational forums and events for the freshman residents on his floor. He recently shared on social media pictures of his latest event, which was him teaching and providing resources on how to drink safely and responsibly. I […]
  • 20 Songs From The ‘80s and ‘90s We Still Need In Our Lives Today
    The other day I felt glorious: the sun was out, my son was driving me around, and when our favorite radio station started playing The Spice Girls, Wannabe, and my beloved son turned it up, I couldn’t stop my body from moving even though it was killing him softly. I mean, he tried many, many […]
  • How to Appeal a Financial Aid Award When Your Family Needs More Money
    It’s spring of senior year and your daughter has just received the best news of her life. “Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that…” You see the biggest smile on her face, followed by tears of joy as she learns she has just been admitted to the school of her dreams. As you look […]
  • The Day I Realized I Pushed My College Daughter Too Far
    My daughter silently tears up in the back seat. I only notice because her voice cracks a little so I turn around. Her dad and I try to sound supportive while we plow her with questions about why she’s changing her college major, again. We’re failing miserably. In the years since Taylor turned double digits, […]


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