The Chamber of Commerce announced the 2nd Hidden SIU tour last week. Get a chance to visit campus spots that the average person never gets to:
SIU alumni, staff, students and area residents have an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at otherwise unseen parts of Southern Illinois University thanks to a tour planned by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with SIU administrators and staff.
Now in its second year, “Hidden SIU” is billed by event organizers as “a one of a kind field trip,” taking participants to places usually unseen - even by those who have spent years on campus. The event, set for 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30, includes stops that will intrigue a variety of people. This year’s event is all new. The 2014 tour included visits to the green roof at the SIU Agriculture Building, visits on to the field at Saluki Stadium, a peak at basketball locker rooms and an opportunity to go inside one of the University’s steam tunnels.
The program includes transportation to all destinations and concludes with a catered meal at approximately 7 p.m. Organizers say the event will include significant walking.
The event is limited to 40 participants. Reservations are $30 per person, which includes all transportation, parking, and dinner costs. For more information or to reserve space as part of the Hidden SIU Tour, call the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce at (618) 549-2146.