EDWARDSVILLESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Housing hosted its annual House Calls event on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

University faculty, staff, and administrators visited and engaged with residents in the first-year residence halls (Bluff, Prairie, and Woodland) and Cougar Village’s Transfer Focused Interest Community (FIC).

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“House Calls is another way we connect residents to the SIUE community,” said University Housing Director Mallory Sidarous. “It offers a unique opportunity to visit students in their residential space and engage with them early in their time on campus. Residents typically enjoy the chance to visit with campus administrators, faculty, and staff outside of offices and classrooms, and in their home environment.”

The House Calls program fosters a quality living-learning environment that provides the right tools to help first-year and transfer students adjust to campus life. It provides residents the opportunity to connect with a friendly face and address any questions or concerns they may have.

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Volunteers encouraged students to get involved on campus and ask questions in class. They also shared information on-campus resources.

For information on University Housing, visit siue.edu/housing.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000.

Photo: During the House Calls event, first-year students (back L-R) Ben Michael, of Taylorville, and Ryan Altherr, of Decatur, visited with the School of Nursing’s (front L-R) Amy Kief and Sara Ortiz with Campus Recreation.

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