Carbondale Prepares for SIU Students
CARBONDALE -- In just a week, thousands of students will be back on campus at SIU for fall classes. Right now, there's a lot of work going on at dorms and apartments around town, getting the buildings ready for new residents.
As soon as SIU students moved out in May, preparations for the next school year were already underway. Landlords and the SIU Student Housing Department have been working all summer to clean and update properties. With just a week left, there's still much to be done, and little time.
Signs throughout Carbondale send the message, it's back to school time. Students are on the hunt for housing.
Cooley said, "Every year, we don't think we will make it another August, but we do."
While upperclassman often choose to live off campus, freshmen are required to live on campus for at least one year.
New SIU students will move in on August 14 and 15. Returning students are expected on August 16.
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