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Start your SIU experience this summer and lock in your tuition rate for every subsequent semester you’re enrolled with us!

You can experience SIU from wherever you are. Whether you want to finish faster or get back on track, we have a summer option for you.

Don't forget to kickoff summer registration with us with some ribs, tips and pie!

On-Campus Students

Summer at SIU

Join us for our annual FREE Ribs, Tips, and Pie lunch to learn more about Summer session at SIU.

Experience Tranquility and Fun

Relaxing, quiet campus. A different Carbondale. Sunset Concerts. Countless outdoor adventures.

Stick around and see a new side of SIU.




More than 200 online courses in 45 departments. Quick, efficient classes. Stay in the groove.

Experience Flexibility and Freedom

Study on your schedule, when and where you want. Finish your degree faster. Make money sooner.

Wherever you go, take SIU along for the ride.


Looking for a particular course? Check out this summer's schedule of courses.

Summer Incentive Scholarship Program

Not sure if you want to take classes yet? We have summer scholarships available! If you're enrolled in at least three credit hours over the summer, two of your credit hours could be FREE 

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SIU Summer student

Study Abroad

While we love it in Southern Illinois, it's understandable if you want to spread your wings a little bit. If so, you're in luck. SIU offers a number of opportunities for students to continue their studies while seeing the world.

Summer in Carbondale

Have we mentioned how great the city is during the summer? Many students leave, but Carbondale kicks into gear. From music to outdoor movies to festivals and much more, the entire region comes alive.  


Children and high school students can enjoy the campus experience with academic, artistic and athletic camps and youth programs, ranging from LEGO engineering to drawing and painting to sports and dance.


Fulfill any number of University Core Curriculum requirements.
Plus, there are fewer fees.

View our Summer Courses