Join the celebration!

SIU is celebrating its 150th birthday from March 2019 through March 2020, and everyone is invited to join the party. We encourage departments to incorporate this important anniversary into their planning for the year – whether they add a 150th theme to existing plans or add something new to honor the sesquicentennial.


  • Existing events: Call out the 150th by focusing on one of the anniversary themes – Saluki Tradition, Saluki Pride, Saluki Promise – to help tell the university’s story. See more details about the themes and how they might be incorporated here.
  • New events: Consider inviting a guest speaker, developing an exhibit tied to your college and a 150th theme, setting up a friendly competition tied to the anniversary (for example, collecting 150 cans of food for the Saluki Food Pantry). Be creative!
  • Use the 150th logo on everything associated with your event or outreach. Download the logo here. Please submit your materials to for approval.
  • Register your 150th events so we can include them on our anniversary website and help promote them as appropriate.

Submit your Event

Need help with funding? A very limited amount of funding is available to support worthy projects. See the request form for more details.

Happy Birthday, SIU!