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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Conference and Scheduling Services
1255 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6705

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunions | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreats | Wedding Ceremonies | Wedding Receptions | Youth Parties | Youth Retreat/Camps
Maximum
Capacity:9500
On-Site
Spaces:80
Maximum
Overnight:2000
  • This is SIU
  • Campus LakeCampus Lake
  • SIU Arena InteriorSIU Arena Interior
  • Saluki Stadium - Stadium ClubSaluki Stadium - Stadium Club
  • Student Center Meeting Room (Wabash/Vermillion Lounge)Student Center Meeting Room (Wabash/Vermillion Lounge)
  • Student Center BallroomStudent Center Ballroom
  • Shryock AuditoriumShryock Auditorium
  • Student Center John Corker LoungeStudent Center John Corker Lounge
  • Student Center BallroomStudent Center Ballroom
  • Student Center Meeting Room (Wabash)Student Center Meeting Room (Wabash)
  • Brush Towers HousingBrush Towers Housing
  • Lobby of Brush Towers HousingLobby of Brush Towers Housing
  • Touch of Nature Environmental Center (Freeberg Hall)Touch of Nature Environmental Center (Freeberg Hall)
  • Student Recreation Center - Shea NatatoriumStudent Recreation Center - Shea Natatorium
  • Student Center - Ballroom BStudent Center - Ballroom B
  • Student Center - Old Main Room (Catering set up)Student Center - Old Main Room (Catering set up)
  • Student Center - Ballroom BStudent Center - Ballroom B
  • Student Center - Ballroom DStudent Center - Ballroom D
  • Morris Library - Rotunda RoomMorris Library - Rotunda Room
  • Morris Library - Guyon AuditoriumMorris Library - Guyon Auditorium
  • Touch of Nature - River Radio RetreatTouch of Nature - River Radio Retreat
  • Touch of Nature - Burke LoungeTouch of Nature - Burke Lounge
  • Touch of Nature - Mountain Bike TrailsTouch of Nature - Mountain Bike Trails
  • Student Center - Meeting Room (Activity Room)Student Center - Meeting Room (Activity Room)
  • Student Center - Old Main RoomStudent Center - Old Main Room
  • Student Center - Meeting Room (River Room)Student Center - Meeting Room (River Room)

About

About Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University is the cultural and creative hub of southern Illinois, providing wide-ranging educational, entertainment and cultural opportunities for its students, faculty, staff and the public. SIU is located in Carbondale, the unofficial capital of southern Illinois. Carbondale possesses all the best of big city amenities, but maintains its small-town charm. Situated between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the southern Illinois region is colloquially known as Little Egypt. The area provides a myriad of outdoor recreational activities and is known for its scenic beauty. The Shawnee National Forest encompasses over ¼ million acres covering a large portion of southern Illinois. Other popular sites include the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Giant City State Park, Little Grand Canyon and several lakes.

SIU Carbondale is committed to offering a variety of services, programming options and unique amenties. 
  • Optional and onsite conference and event planning services to assist with planning and coordination logistics, marketing and registration. 
  • Ability to provide virtual and hybrid event services. Please see our flyer for more information. 
  • Located just 9 miles south of campus, SIU’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center offers 10 miles of multi-use trails for bikers, hikers, and runners: https://rec.siu.edu/programs/ton-basecamp/.
  • Touch of Nature’s Basecamp is located at the Student Recreation Center on the main campus and offers kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and other outdoor equipment to support your adventures while at SIU Carbondale: https://rec.siu.edu/programs/ton-basecamp/
  • SIU has a large variety of continuing education online courses available. Please visit continuinged.siu.edu for more information. 
  • SIU hosts and plans a variety of summer camps. Please visit our camp website for more information: https://camps.siu.edu/
Please visit our campus COVID-19 webpage for more information about SIU Carbondale's response to the pandemic and the steps our camps community is taking to continue to offer a safe and engaging environment for students, staff and visitors: shc.siu.edu/coronavirus/.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

St Louis - 120 miles (nearest major airport), Paducah, KY - 72 miles (regional airport), Cape Girardeau, MO - 47 miles.

:
Williamson County (regional) - 15 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Uber


Onsite: Yes
Fee: Dependent on availability

CATERING
Various catering options available; offers customized service and professional assistance for elegant banquets, business luncheons, simple coffee breaks and summer camp options.


Must Use In-House CateringNO
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
A/V Tech Staff
ADA Accessible
Biking
Custom Lighting
Fitness Center
Hiking
Historical Landmarks Nearby
LCD Projectors
Laptops
Microphones
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Tent
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Running
Sightseeing
Sound System
Sports Facilities
Swimming Pool
Team Building
Wi-Fi
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

9500 Attendees


80 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 9500 | Classroom Style 250 | Standing Reception 1400 | Seated Reception 1000

TECHNOLOGY
Computer labs and internet connectivity in meeting rooms.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


LaptopsMicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD ProjectorsCustom Lighting

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

2000 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls on campus and Cabins/Hotel Rooms (18 rooms) at Touch of Nature

Yes
Free NO
Cost:


Private Communal Semi-Private

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