With SIUE’s main campus spanning 2,660 acres, it can be intimidating trying to find one’s way around, especially during their freshman year. To make things easier, we’ve included this color-coded map with descriptions of what goes on in each building. The numbers in text correspond with those on the map. Here’s what you need to know:
1. Rendleman Hall
In this building, you’ll find the Office of Admissions, Bursar’s Office, Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Office of the Chancellor, Office of Educational Outreach, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Graduate Admissions, Graduate Studies and Research, the Central Housing Office, Office of the Registrar, Student Employment, Financial Aid, Parking Services, Student Service Center and others.
2. Founders Hall
Founders is home to the School of Business and Army ROTC, as well as the Speech-Language-Hearing Center. The top floor connects to Alumni Hall. In past years, Skywalk Diner has operated on the top floor connecting the two buildings. However, this tasty place to get a snack between classes is not guaranteed to return.
3. Alumni Hall
Alumni features the School of Nursing, School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, the Air Force ROTC, and a number of departments, such as geography, psychology and aerospace studies.
4. Peck Hall
Peck Hall houses the College of Arts and Sciences and many general education classes. The Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, History, Sociology, Social Work, English, Foreign Languages & Literature and Philosophy also call Peck Hall home.
5. Lovejoy Library
Not only is Lovejoy home to all of our library resources, its basement also contains Information Technology Services. Here, one can get assistance when trying to connect a game console to the internet in the residence halls, resetting their e-ID or connecting to Eduroam, the campus Wi-Fi for students. The library is named after Elijah P. Lovejoy, a local reporter and editor who advocated for the abolition of slavery before the Civil War. Lovejoy was killed by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois.
6. Dunham Hall
Because the building is named after beloved dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham, it’s only fitting it houses the Department of Theater and Dance as well as a large theater. The Departments of Music and Mass Communications can also be found in Dunham. SIUE’s jazz radio station, WSIE-FM, is housed in the basement.
7. Science Buildings
Together, Science East and Science West contain most of the university’s biology, chemistry, physics and environmental sciences classes, as well as the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
8. Morris University Center
The MUC is the hub of campus. Numerous dining options are held within its walls (see page 11), as well as Dining Services’ offices. On the lower level, you’ll find Cougar Lanes, which features a bowling alley, pool tables, ping-pong tables and a video game arcade.
9. Art and Design Buildings
The two Art and Design buildings, Art and Design and Art and Design West, house the department’s main office, as well as an art gallery. Most art classes are held here.
10. Center for Spirituality & Sustainability
Known as “the dome” due to its geodesic shape, the center offers a place for all faiths to come together, as well as quiet spaces to connect with one’s spiritual side. The building is home to the interfaith organization Baha’i of Edwardsville, Holy Temple Lifeline Ministry services, Light of Compassion Buddhist Society and the Newman Catholic Community.
11. Metcalf Student Experimental Theater
This is the second theater on campus, and, as its name suggests, it is designed to give students the opportunity to explore many different aspects of theater production. Like Dunham, the Metcalf also hosts shows. The theater was named after former budget director James F. Metcalf, and fans of the television show “Roseanne” will recognize him as the father of Tony award winning actress Laurie Metcalf.
12. Student Fitness Center
The Student Fitness Center is the campus’ go-to workout destination, as it boasts two weight rooms, an indoor track and cardio machines. Here, one will be able to join group fitness classes and obtain information about intramural sports. The SFC also has courts that can be reserved to play basketball, volleyball, tennis or soccer. One can also visit SIUE’s indoor pool, rock climbing wall, racquetball courts or saunas (which are now closed due to COVID-19) inside the SFC.
13. Vadalabene Center
Here, Cougars volleyball and basketball go head to head with their competition. The VC is also where students can find numerous applied health classes.
14. Early Childhood Center
The Early Childhood Center provides childcare for students, faculty and other SIUE community members. The ECC serves children ages 2-5, and the program runs year-round. In addition, some of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior’s classes and practicums are held here.
16. University Police
In the event you need to file a police report, visit the University Police Department. Contact University Police through their non-emergency line at 650-3324.
19. Engineering Building
You can find School of Engineering classes, advisers, professors and administrators here. It is one of the largest buildings on campus, and its blue windows make it one of the most distinctive buildings at SIUE.
23. 200 University Park
This building is home to the School of Pharmacy and the University Marketing and Communications department. At the beginning of each semester, it is filled with students visiting Textbook Services.
27. School of Pharmacy Lab
Located next to 200 University Park, the School of Pharmacy Lab is home to SOP lab classes.
29. Ralph Korte Stadium
Korte is where SIUE’s soccer and track teams host their home games and meets. The area around the stadium is where soccer tailgating is held.
32. Stratton Quadrangle
This semi-grassy area between the MUC, Lovejoy Library, Dunham Hall, Peck Hall and Rendleman Hall is more commonly known as “The Quad.” The MUC Truck, SIUE’s food truck, often visits The Quad, and many public events take place here (although there may be fewer this year due to COVID-19). Near Dunham and Lovejoy, one will see a large, spray-painted rock. “The Rock” is available to be painted by all students.
46. Student Success Center
Connected to the MUC is the SSC, which features a computer lab, an open lounge and group meeting spaces. To best serve students, these amenities are open 24 hours, seven days a week. The SSC is also home to ACCESS, the Career Development Center, Counseling Services, Health Service and International Student Services.
49. Simmon’s Baseball Complex
Here, SIUE’s baseball team practices and hosts home games. The Roy E. Lee Field, named for the first Cougar baseball coach, is located inside the complex.