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Conference & Camp Housing

University Housing provides overnight lodging for conference and camp participants each year. Groups have access to a variety of residence hall accommodations and other amenities. 

Services include:

  • 24-hour duty response from graduate and professional staff
  • Reception desks in high-rise buildings and University Hall
  • Mail service (for long-term stays)
  • Regular custodial and maintenance services, including emergency after-hours response
  • Secure facilities with exterior doors that are locked 24/7 with keyless electronic access. Sleeping room access is with brass keys assigned to guests.
  • 24-hour support from the SIU Department of Public Safety
  • Management of check-in and check-out, including the distribution and collection of keys, by conference staff
  • Wireless Internet and Ethernet service* (These services are provided free of charge to guests with an SIU login ID and password. Guests without these items may request them for an additional charge)
  • Linen service*
  • Meeting spaces*
  • On-campus parking*

*Available for an additional charge

Please visit SIU's Disability Support Services webpage for our Emotional Support Animal Camp/Conference Housing Policy.

Housing Requests

Please complete and submit a housing request by filling our Housing Request Form. Your request form can be submitted via conferenceservices@siu.edu, fax at 618/453-5680 or mail to the following address:

Events and Outreach
1265 Lincoln Dr
Mail Code 6705
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

You will be offered a formal contract after your request is processed. While there is ample camp space in the summer, requests during the academic year will be assigned space on a case-by-case basis. 


Current summer housing rates