Campus Involvement

A total solar eclipse is a rare and special event, and we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to experience and enjoy it. Faculty, staff, and students have many ways to participate, so find something that interests you to get involved and engage with the Carbondale and campus community!

Share an Activity or Demonstration…

During the Crossroads Astronomy, Science, and Technology Expo (CASTE).
Promote your organization. Share knowledge. Demonstrate your special talents. Raise awareness about an issue.
Vendor fees waived for RSOs and departments. Fill out our Campus Involvement Form to communicate the activity and/or tabling you will be providing as a part of this event.

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are encouraged to actively participate in the Eclipse activities throughout the weekend. On Monday, April 8th, RSOs will be permitted to host a fundraiser on the lawn south of Neckers with other RSOs and campus partners present. The fundraiser must follow all University RSO fundraising policies and should be themed with the Eclipse in mind. Interested groups are to submit their information via the Eclipse 2024 Solicitation Request Form. Questions? Email


Sign up today to volunteer at the Annular Eclipse on October 24, 2024.

We will also need MANY volunteers for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8 (and the events leading up to it). For more information, and to sign up for volunteer updates, please visit our volunteer webpage.

Have Questions?

We hosted 3 information sessions October and November for faculty, staff, and students to learn more about events, programs, and the campus plan for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse. For those that need the information, here’s a link to the recording: Eclipse Campus Information Sessions.

Stay tuned! We will be hosting additional informational sessions in Spring 2024.