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Office of Graduate & International Admissions

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Welcome to SIUE!

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Please take a moment to review the important information below as you prepare for graduate studies this fall. 

Complete Online Orientation: SIUE 101

  • Learn about student support services, policies, funding opportunities, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon area, and the graduate catalog. 
  • SIUE 101 is available via Blackboard. (You will need your SIUE e-ID to access Blackboard. Watch this short video about your e-ID.) 

Contact Your Graduate Program Director

Attend The SIUE Experience 

  • New students are encouraged to attend The SIUE Experience Sunday, Aug. 19, beginning at noon in the Morris University Center. 
    • Purchase your parking permit
    • Tour campus
    • Get your Cougar Card (student ID) 
    • Visit the ITS Help Desk
    • Talk to financial aid staff

International Student Orientation

Graduate Assistantship Orientation 

  • Sessions include information that is vital to your role as a graduate assistant (GA) and can help you take advantage of all your GA benefits, as well as be as effective as possible in your position. 
    • Sunday, Aug. 19, noon, MUC Missouri Room (A slightly shorter orientation will be offered as part of The SIUE Experience)
    • Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-noon, MUC, Mississippi Room (Includes a Q & A with current GAs) 
    • It is very important that you make a payment toward your tuition and fees before the Bursar cutoff date, or you risk late fees and/or being dropped from your courses. This should be done as soon as possible, regardless of whether or not your tuition waiver has been applied to your account. If you overpay on your account, you will be refunded the difference once your tuition waiver has been applied. 
    • You'll receive a congratulatory email from the Graduate School once your tuition waiver has been applied. If a month goes by and you still do not see your tuition waiver applied to your account, please contact Christina McGuiggan ( or 618-650-3010) as soon as possible. 

I look forward to meeting you at The SIUE Experience! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Tessa Keys
Director of Graduate Education

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Campus Box 1600
Edwardsville, IL 62026