Academic Breaks

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Students experiencing homelessness or situations in which they are unable to return home, for whatever reason, during academic breaks may stay in SIU Residence Halls. Amenities include a bed, a bathroom with a shower, a communal refrigerator, a stove with an oven, a microwave, and cookware. To request housing accommodations or support for additional needs, click here

This downloadable PDF flyer is updated before each semester break.

Academic Break Resources (download)


To view up-to-date hours for the Saluki Food Pantry, please visit the Student Center building hours.

Student Center - Lower Level
Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive | Mailcode 4407
Carbondale, Illinois 62901 


Transportation may be arranged in advance at Jackson County Mass Transit at 618-549-0304 or Rides Mass Transit at 1-844-220-1243.

For the Saluki Express Break Route schedule, visit their website here