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SIU Day of Giving is Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Image of Southern Illinois University Track and Field hurdler jumping over hurdles.

When Salukis come together, amazing things happen. On the SIU Day of Giving, thousands of alumni and friends gather online to show their Saluki pride. Get excited, get involved, and give back! 

On Wednesday, March 2, make a gift at and watch the Day of Giving livestream on the SIU Alumni Association Facebook page: If you would like to give now, visit and indicate “SIU Day of Giving” on your donation. Learn more at

If you want to go fast,
go alone;
if you want to go far,
go together.

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