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In an effort to help SIU students to destress and relax before finals week, campus departments are once again providing activities during Final Stretch Week, April 28 - May 6. So let's have a little fun under the sun! #siufinalstretch

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Good Luck with your exams!

Friday, April 28

SPC Films presents: Lego Batman
Student Center Auditorium • 7 & 9:30pm showings
Free to SIU Students with a valid ID


Saturday, April 29

Saluki Palooza
Sam Rinella Field • 1 - 5pm
Free to SIU Students with a valid ID


Climbing Wall
Sam Rinella Field • 1 - 5pm
Join Touch of Nature as they bring their challenging climbing wall to Saluki Palooza!
Free to SIU Students with a valid ID


44th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta originated at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1974. This fun, family–friendly event continues to draw aspiring boat builders and spectators to Southern Illinois each spring to race cardboard creations (and watch them sink).

On-site Boat Registration & Boat Inspections begins at 10am.
Races begin at 1pm.

The 44th Annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta is being held at Evergreen Park (901 West Pleasant Hill Road) boat launch. Limited parking is available at park. Remote parking in Lot 56 (South of SIUC Arena) has been arranged with shuttle service to park.