group circled on the grass
  • group circled on the grass
  • Battleship canoe game
  • Group shot of students getting ready for a high ropes course.
  • Students participate in a canoe across Little Grassy Lake.
  • Friends Room

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Dawg Days 2019

August 11-14

Register Today

All Dawg Days participants are eligible for early move-in on August 14
Hurry and sign up today!

A Couple of Things:

In order to register for Dawg Days, you must:

  • Have a Dawg Tag number. Your Dawg Tag is different than your Network ID. Your Dawg Tag number is what you received when you first applied to SIU. It looks something like 85XXXXXXX.
    Go here to look it up if you aren't sure. 
  • Have medical insurance/emergency contact information. The medical release form is completed as part of the registration process.  
  • Have the date of your last tetanus booster.

Online registration covers travel to and from locations, lodging, all meals, all activities and SWAG!

About Dawg Days

Dawg Days is a four day, three night retreat for incoming students make friends and learn more about life at SIU. Our staff have valuable experience and plenty of advice for students coming to SIU.



During the day, students have the opportunity and choice to take part in several camp-related activities like duct tape dodge-ball, broomball, and canoe-battleship! Optional activities include zip-lining, rock climbing, and regular canoeing.

Camp Schedule

Partners, Donors, and Support

Dawg Days is hosted and supported by several University Programs and local businesses. Support ranges from funding, coupons, meals, and more!

Become a Donor