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We’re happy to welcome you to the SIU family. We strive to give you all of the resources, information and assistance we can to assure your time with us leads to success.

Here are a few things you will be interested in:

CESL Student Handbook (PDF)

Find valuable information of all kinds, including policies and procedures, in our CESL Student Handbook. Specifics are subject to change at any time without notice. 

CESL Term Dates

The complete CESL schedule is available online, including starting dates and schedules for each term along with reporting dates for new students.

SIU Holiday Calendar

CESL observes all of SIU's holiday observance and administrative closure dates, in addition to any closures shown on the CESL calendar. 

CESL Conversation Partners

We will be happy to connect you with a conversation partner to give you opportunities to further enhance your English language skills, network and learn more American culture in a fun way.