Welcome to Carbondale, Illinois! This awesome city down in southern Illinois is famous for Southern Illinois University (SIU), our beautiful university that brings a vibrant and diverse community to our doorstep. Carbondale sits pretty in the beautiful Shawnee Hills region, giving us breathtaking landscapes and outdoor adventures. With around 26,000 residents, we’ve got a tight-knit community that’s all about living life to the fullest. Whether you’re into hiking, camping, or just soaking up the fall colors, our location has got you covered.
We’re not just about nature though—our downtown area is packed with historic charm, local shops, and plenty of places to grab a bite or catch some live music. Plus, we’ve got loads of cultural events happening year-round, from parades to concerts. So, come on down and experience the magic of Carbondale for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!
And while you’re here… You should visit our Southern Illinois University campus.
In-person campus visits are now open! On-campus visits are now available Monday through Friday and select Saturdays. Register online through the SIU Undergraduate Admission’s Campus Visit Registration Portal and to see what SIU can do for you!
Carbondale Area Lodging
When it comes to lodging options around Carbondale, Illinois, you’ll find a variety of choices to suit your preferences and budget. Here are some options:
Residence Hall FAQs
For those looking to stay at University Hall, please see these frequently asked questions for more information!