Southern Illinois University - Carbondale is a place that unites education, people and culture to shape a memorable experience commonly referred to as Saluki Pride. Located in the heart of Downtown Carbondale, SIU brings together a hub of entertainment options with dining, shopping and nightlife. The sense of integrity and emphasis on higher education that is embedded in SIU is essential to the Carbondale community. As a nationally ranked research institution, Southern Illinois University cultivates growth and creates unforgettable experiences; whether that’s at a sporting event, enjoying a performance, inside of a museum, or in the classroom, is up to you. SIU has state-of-the-art facilities to entertain any audience. Whether you choose to re-energize at Student Recreation Center, enjoy a football game at the newly constructed 15,000 seat Saluki Stadium or indulge in a good read at Morris Library, the opportunities are endless right on campus. For art lovers, SIU has more than 280,000 square feet of arts facilities, including a glass-blowing studio, multiple theaters, and practice rooms. If you’re visiting a student, attending an athletic event, or simply here to enjoy the atmosphere, there’s no question that you’ll leave with a dose of Saluki Pride.