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Dawg Days Extended Orientation

Dawg Days Extended Orientation is a four day and three night retreat for incoming freshman at Southern Illinois University. The retreat takes place on the beautiful grounds at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, an SIU facility located about ten minutes south of Carbondale.

Dawg Days welcomes the freshman class to Southern Illinois with the purpose of giving them an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at Southern Illinois University.

Dawg Days is led by SIU students who are passionate about making the first year of college a success for our incoming freshmen. All of our staff have valuable experience and knowledge to offer, can fill you in on the fun things to do at SIU and can offer great advice about classes and about being successful in those classes. Check out our camp schedule here.

Attention: Online Registration will close August 7th, so hurry and register today!

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Dawg Days 2016 Sessions

  • Session 1: July 31st - August 3rd :: CLOSED
  • Session 2: August 7th - August 10th :: CLOSED
  • Session 3: August 14th - August 17th
All Dawg Days participants are eligible for early move in on August 17th! Hurry and sign up today.