2017 Dawg Days group shot
  • 2017 Dawg Days group shot
  • Battleship canoe game
  • Group shot of students getting ready for a high ropes course.
  • Students participate in a canoe across Little Grassy Lake.
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Dawg Days 2019

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August 11-14

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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!

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