Saluki Takeover Tour Southern Illinois

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Saluki Takeover Tour: Southern Illinois
Wednesday, April 24 - Saturday, May 4, 2024

Look out Southern Illinois, the Salukis are taking over!

Get ready to paint Southern Illinois maroon! Chancellor Austin A. Lane invites you to join your fellow SIU alumni and representatives from the university for the inaugural Saluki Takeover Tour in Southern Illinois. Whether you’re a student, alumni, or just a fan of the Salukis, you won’t want to miss connecting at these stops across Southern Illinois. Here's everything you need to know to join us on this unforgettable adventure.

Wednesday, April 24: Franklin, Hamilton, White and Jefferson Counties

  • School visits: Benton Consolidated High School, Hamilton County High School, Carmi-White County High School and Mount Vernon Township High School
  • Business Resource Meet Up: 4:30 p.m., Innovation Hub, Mount Vernon
    Contact: to RSVP
  • Chancellor’s Reception: 6 to 8 p.m., The Granada Theatre, Mount Vernon

Thursday, April 25: Williamson, Saline and Gallatin Counties

  • School visits: Marion High School, Johnston City High School, Gallatin County High School and Harrisburg High School
  • Business Resource Meet Up: noon, MAN-TRA-CON Corp. and Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission offices, Marion
    Contact: 618-997-6311 or to RSVP
  • 4:30 p.m. Morello’s, Harrisburg
    Contact: to RSVP
  • Chancellor’s Reception: 6 to 8 p.m., Morello’s, Harrisburg

Friday, April 26: Jackson, Randolph and Perry Counties

  • School visits: Murphysboro High School, Chester High School and Du Quoin High School
  • Business Resource Meet Up: 4:30 p.m., Alongi’s Italian Restaurant, Du Quoin
    Contact: to RSVP
  • Chancellor’s Reception: 6 to 8 p.m., St. Nicholas Brewing Co., Du Quoin

Monday, April 29: Johnson, Union, Pulaski and Alexander Counties

  • School visits: Vienna High School, Meridian High School, Cairo High School, Anna Jonesboro High School and Cobden High School
  • Business Resource Meet Up: noon, First Baptist Missionary Church, Cairo
    Contact: to RSVP
  • 4:30 p.m., Media Center at Vienna High School
    Contact: to RSVP
  • Chancellor’s Reception: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Alto Vineyards

Wednesday, May 1: Pope, Hardin and Massac Counties

  • School visits: Carterville High School, Carbondale Community High School, Herrin High School and John A. Logan College
  • Business Resource Meet Up: 4:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Golconda
    Contact: Register here to RSVP
  • Chancellor’s Reception: 6 to 8 p.m., Fat Edd’s Roadhouse, Metropolis

Saturday, May 4: Southern Illinois Celebration

We conclude our 17 County Tour with a grand event at Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort from 6-8 p.m. It's your last chance to celebrate with us, share stories, and enjoy the camaraderie of the Saluki community.

  • Southern Illinois Celebration: 6 to 8 p.m., Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort, Carterville 

Register for the Chancellor's Reception at Walker's Bluff

Each stop on the Saluki Takeover Tour in Southern Illinois offers a unique opportunity to engage with the local community, meet fellow Salukis, and share in the excitement of SIU Whether you’re attending a school visit or joining us for a reception, we can’t wait to see you there. Don’t forget to register for the events to secure your spot. Let’s make this tour a memorable one for the entire local Saluki family!

For more information, email or call 618-453-4900.