Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Self-Guided Tour

Welcome to SIUE! Many students tell us they knew on their first visit that SIUE would be their new home. This self-guided walking tour lets you experience our beautiful campus first hand. We encourage you to visit tour stops in the order presented.

1. Rendleman Hall

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Rendleman Hall

Students come here to:

  • Add or drop classes
  • Receive help with financial aid
  • Pay bills
  • Purchase a parking permit
  • Access a variety of other administrative services 
The Office of Admissions is on the second floor.
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Located Near Rendleman Hall

Before moving to the next tour stop:

  • Rendleman Hall faces the Builders of the University Plaza (A), which honors employees who have worked at SIUE for 15+ years.
  • Located across the Plaza, Peck Hall (B) is a general classroom building and houses many of the College of Arts and Sciences academic departments.
  • Madison County Transit buses (C) take students across campus, to Edwardsville/Glen Carbon and neighboring towns.
Rendleman Hall

Rendleman Hall

Builders of the University Plaza

Builders of the University Plaza

Peck Hall

Peck Hall

Madison County Transit Buses

Madison County Transit Buses

2. Stratton Quadrangle

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Stratton Quad

Stratton Quadrangle is designed without a direct pathway between two buildings, ensuring students have some exposure to nature as they walk across campus. The Quad is home to many SIUE traditions, including Welcome Week, Springfest and Homecoming. Painting “the Rock” is a popular campus tradition.
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Located Near the Stratton Quad

Before moving to the next tour stop:

  • Dunham Hall (D) is named after Katherine Dunham who was world-renowned for her contributions to dance, and was a professor at SIUE. Dunham Hall houses the Departments of Theater and Dance, Music, and Mass Communications.
  • The Cougar Statue (E) is a popular meeting place and selfie spot for students. Fun fact: A live cougar lived on campus until 1985!
Stratton Quad

Stratton Quad

Dunham Hall

Dunham Hall

The Cougar Statue

The Cougar Statue

3. Lovejoy Library

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Lovejoy Library

Lovejoy Library is a great place to study for an exam or gather research for an assignment. Information Technology Services is located in the lower level. Would you like to “check it out?” Feel free to enter the library from the main entrance off of the Quad, walk through and exit via the north doors to get to the next stop.
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Located Near Lovejoy Library

Before proceeding to the next tour stop:

Founders Hall (F) houses:

  • School of Business
  • Army ROTC
  • School of Education, Health and Human Behavior 

Alumni Hall (G) is home to:

  • School of Nursing
  • Air Force ROTC

LoveJoy Library

Lovejoy Library

Founders Hall

Founders Hall

Alumni Hall

Alumni Hall

bike trail and bridge

Along the Way

On your way to the Vadalabene Center, you will walk across a red bridge. This bridge crosses over one of the many biking/running/walking trails (H) which connect to the Madison County Trails.

Fun fact: Students can check out bikes through our popular Bike Share Program.

4. Vadalabene Center & Student Fitness Center

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Vadalabene Center & Student Fitness Center

The Vadalabene Center is home to Intercollegiate Athletics. SIUE is an NCAA Division I member of:

  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Missouri Valley Conference (men’s soccer)
  • Mid-American Conference (wrestling)

The primary hub for Campus Recreation, the Student Fitness Center (I) is connected to the Vadalabene Center. Student memberships are free. Would you like a tour? Stop at the front desk and ask for a tour of the facility.

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Located Near the Student Fitness Center

Also in or near the Student Fitness Center (I):

  • Students can grab a smoothie from Freshëns, located near the main entrance.
  • The outdoor RecPlex (J) with lighted turf fields and pavilion hosts various intramural and club sports such as flag football, soccer, Quidditch and ultimate Frisbee, to name a few.
Vadalabene Center

Vadalabene Center

Student Fitness Center

Student Fitness Center

RecPlex

RecPlex

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Along the Way

As you’re walking to Science Complex, take a moment to locate Bluff Hall, one of three first-year residence halls. All feature suite-style living with private and shared bedrooms. Deluxe suite bedrooms are available on a limited basis. 

  • Bluff Hall (K) features a fitness room, sand volleyball court, easy access to the trails, and a new Esports Arena which is open to all students.
  • Prairie Hall (L) also has a fitness room and a disc golf course.
  • The outdoor area near Woodland Hall (M) is host to outdoor movies, bonfires and more.
  • Evergreen Hall (N) and Cougar Village are available for upperclass students, graduate students and families.
Please note: Visitors are only allowed in the residence halls during an organized daily campus tour hosted by the Office of Admissions.
Bluff Hall

Bluff Hall

Prairie Hall

Prairie Hall

Woodland Hall

Woodland Hall

Evergreen Hall

Evergreen Hall

5. Science Complex

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Science Complex

The Science Complex consists of the new Science West and completely renovated Science East Buildings. You’re welcome to walk through Science West which houses more than 80 research and teaching labs, as well as classrooms for biological sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, mathematics and statistics.
Science West

Science West

Science East

Science East

6. Engineering Building

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Engineering Building

The Engineering Building features 34 labs that replicate industry standards: mechatronics and robotics, environmental testing, hydraulics and fluid mechanics, vibration analysis, to name a few. The new Fowler Student Design Center (O) includes competition team workspaces, 3D printing, project prototyping and more.
Engineering Building

Engineering Building

Fowler Student Design Center

Fowler Student Design Center

7. Art and Design Buildings

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Art and Design Buildings

The Art and Design Buildings feature a spacious art gallery, studios and critique spaces. Students study drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, graphic design, photography and metals, as well as art history, art therapy and art education.

Fun fact! Our unique Sculpture on Campus program gives students the opportunity to design and install large-scale outdoor sculpture throughout campus.

Art and Design Buildings

Art and Design Buildings

8. Student Success Center

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Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is all about students...it includes Kaldi’s Coffee, a large student lounge, a computer lab and group meeting space. It is a central location for critical student resources, including:

  • Student Academic Success Services
  • Accessible Campus Community and Equitable Student Support
  • Career Development Center
  • Counseling Services
  • Health Service
  • International Student and Scholar Services

The Student Success Center is connected to the next stop on your tour…

Student Success Center

Student Success Center

9. Morris University Center

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Morris University Center

The Morris University Center (MUC) is the hub of student life. Dining Services on the lower level and multiple restaurants throughout the building—Starbucks®, Chick-Fil-A Express® and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels®—offer selections which meet the diverse needs of the SIUE population. You’ll also find a bowling alley, bookstore, bank and Union Station.
Morris University Center

Morris University Center

10. The "e" Sculpture

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The "e" Sculpture

As you prepare to leave campus, we invite you to take a selfie at the “e” sculpture. Be sure to tag us when you post it to social media!

The “e” sculpture was conceived by Heather Kniffel, BFA ’95, MFA ’13, and produced by Dave Thomas, BA Art and Design ’72.