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Student Recreation Center

SIUC Recreation Sports Services offers access to more than 200 exercise stations, including 100 Cardio Pieces, the newly remodeled Saluki Strength Room, numerous classes (including strength, step, yoga, boxing, martial arts, and Tai Chi), personal and small group training, special events and competitions, and assessment and evaluation services at the Student Recreation Center, located at 300 East Grand Avenue. Facilities include a 3-lane suspended walking -jogging track, 10-fifty meter swimming lanes, basketball, volley ball, racquetball, squash, tennis, and badminton courts, a bouldering wall and 28-foot high climbing wall. To learn more click here


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Student Center

The SIUC Student Center offers a food court, bookstore, Starbucks, craft shop, study areas, and bowling facilities. Read more about the Student Center.


Movies to Watch on Campus or Borrow

There are several low cost or free options for viewing films at SIU. The Student Programming Counsel presents a number of recent releases and/or student favorites each year at the Center Auditorium in Student Center, generally at an admission price of $2 per ticket for SIU students. Check out the schedule for the current academic year here. Morris Library also has an extensive collection of films that you can check out as an SIU student, which you can search here, and the Law Library has a collection of feature films available to you as well that each relate in some way to the law, legal practice, or the justice system. Law student organizations often sponsor "Law and the Movies" programs that include post-film discussions with faculty about legal issues raised in the films.


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Saluki Athletics

As a member of the highly competitive Missouri Valley Conference, Southern Illinois University sponsors 18 intercollegiate sports. Each season, the Salukis build on a tradition of academic and athletic excellence. Since 2001, Southern Illinois University has won 18 conference championships and appeared in 24 NCAA tournaments or regionals. With a valid SIU id, students can attend athletic events free of charge or at a reduced student rate. Read more about Saluki Athletics


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Student & Family Support Services

There is an extensive network of support services for students and their families here at SIU and in the surrounding community and it is important to be aware of that as a law student. It takes more than intelligence and hard work to succeed in law school. If you are not feeling well physically or emotionally, are experiencing relationship difficulties, are afraid for your personal safety or the safety of others you care about, or you need to arrange for child care or other services for your children if you are a parent as well as a student, it can make it more difficult for you to get all that you want to out of your law school experience. Read more about student and family support



Navigating to, from and around Carbondale is relatively easy. Located approximately two hours from St. Louis and Lambert International Airport, SIU students can take advantage of shuttle service to and from the campus. Amtrak offers twice daily train service to Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans. Cape Air offers regional air service with five daily flights to St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. The Saluki Express bus is free for students (with a student id) for trips around campus as well as the University Mall, Illinois Avenue, and Murdale Shopping Center.


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Exhibits at the University Museum

The University Museum has over 2,500 objects in its fine and decorative arts collections, including significant work in sculpture and photography, with an emphasis on 20th century works by regional, national and international artists, including work by SIUC art faculty and graduate students. In addition to its art collection and exhibit of works outside its art collection, the Museum also includes a science collection with over 26,000 geological specimens, and a humanities collection with more than 22,000 artifacts, including significant collections of WPA models of furniture, housing and transportation constructed at the Museum during the Great Depression and a collection of Melanesian ceremonial masks, textiles, pottery, weapons, and tools. Admission to the museum is free. For more information, including hours and exhibit schedules .


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Exhibits at the Surplus Gallery & Vergette Gallery

Both of these galleries are affiliated with the SIUC School of Arts & Design. The Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory is located at 432 South Washington, on the northwest corner of Washington and College in downtown Carbondale, with 4,000 square feet of exhibition space. The Vergette Gallery, located on the first floor of the Allyn Building in room 107, is a naturally lit space of over 400 square feet available to students at the School of Art and Design. For more information about exhibits at the Surplus Gallery ,the annual “Art Over Easy” gala each December, and exhibits at the Vergette.


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Nature Walks & More at SIUC’s Touch of Nature Environmental Learning Center

Touch of Nature is a unique center for outdoor, environmental, and experiential learning located eight miles southeast of Carbondale in the rolling hills of southern Illinois. A 900-acre lake, Giant City State Park, and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, as well as the Shawnee National Forest border its 3,100 acres. It is a beautiful, peaceful setting ideally suited for nature study or recreation, for study and reflection, or for just relaxing. For more information.