The Saluki Express bus service has a new feature that will save you a lot of time! Saluki Express, now powered by RMTD, has a transit locator service provided through their website called Transloc. Transloc is an easy to use real time transit locator that will give you the exact location of all buses on active routes. No longer will you feel the urgency to stand in the rain or blazing sun waiting for the bus; simply look up where your bus is, and head over to the bus stop when your ride is close.
Scan the QR code on the flyer below to access Transloc:
You can also receive text alerts from RMTD. Simply text the word SIUC, leave a space, and then the actual bus stop number to 41411. You will receive a text with the estimated times of upcoming arrivals to that stop. Message and data rates may apply. Visit the Transloc site for more details.
At University Edge, we cover water and trash for all studioapartments. However, in an effort to keep rent as low as possible, trashis the only service provided at everylocation.
Ameren of Illinois (Electricity):
To set up electricity, you must use Amerenof Illinois. You may set up an account with Ameren via phoneat 1-800-755-5000 or online here.
To ensureelectricity is on in your apartment upon your move-in, we recommend contacting Ameren at least one weekbefore your move-in date–as Ameren is very busy at the beginning of the semesters.
If you need help setting up your electricity through Ameren, contact Ameren Customer Support. They will guide you through all the steps of creating an account through Ameren’s website.
Explore Carbondale (Water):
To set up water, you must use the City of Carbondale. You must submit a TapApplication through the City of Carbondale. To get a Tap Application from the city, visit the CarbondaleCivicCenter, or obtain the form onlinehere.
Submitthe form to the Department of Water & Parking at the Carbondale Civic Center, ph: (618) 457-3209, 200 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901.
I highly recommend going to the Department of Water & Parking at the Carbondale Civic Center; the office staff at the Department of Water & Parking will take your information and help you fill out the Tap Application appropriately.
Frontier & Mediacom (Internet):
You have two choices of internet providers: Frontierand Mediacom. Frontier is a DSL internet provider (this provides a good connection for light online activity). Mediacom is an internet/cable/phone provider that delivers service via coaxial cable (this provides a better connection for heavy online activity).
You may set up a Frontier account via phoneat (618) 997-1062 or onlinehere.
You may set up a Mediacom account via phoneat 1-855-633-4226 or onlinehere.
All University Edge properties are equipped for both DSL and coaxial cable. No installation, they just have to turn on service in your name!
Imagine this: the humidity is as high as the temperature, campus lots are only speckled with parked cars, and you just finished your first class of summer session. What are you going to do all summer in a town like Carbondale? Fear not, there is more to this town than the campus grounds. Here are my best 3 summer hot spots suggestions that will make your summer session enjoyable and relaxing.
#1) Hit the Rec, HARD
SIU has quite an impressive Student Recreation Center, and you should use this time you may have alone (or even better with a buddy) to hit the gym. Stay active in a number of ways: by playing basketball, tennis, recketball, swimming in the olympic sized pool, lifting in one of the many weight rooms, taking a aerobics class, or just running on one of the hundreds of treadmills.
#2) Check Out the Local Lakes
Poplar Camp Beach is a serene beach front on Cedar Lake. Swim in the lake or sunbathe on the hill, it’s a guaranteed good time. Only costing $2.50/person for entry, this local hot spot is the perfect way to cool down on those scorching Southern Illinois summer days.
If you’re willing to make the drive and looking for a bigger beach on the lake, I highly recommend South Sandusky Beach at Rend Lake. One of the highest rated beaches in the area, South Sandusky Beach is roughly a 50 minute drive from Carbondale; this beach costs $5 per day or, if you plan to frequent this gorgeous location, $40 for a summer pass. This location offers a large sand area, buoyed swim area, shaded picnic sites, foot showers, large change/shower houses, and restroom facilities. South Sandusky Beach will open for the summer on May 17th, 2019.
#3) Sunset Concerts at SIU Shryock & Turley Park
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM Student Programming Council, Student Center, City of Carbondale, and Carbondale Park District hosts FREE live concerts in front of Shryock Auditorium on campus and Turley Park just off W. Main St. (Highway 13). Sunset Concert is a wonderful weekly tradition in the summers at SIU. Grab a blanket, some lawn chairs, and your biggest cooler and kick off your summer with Donovan Keith, of Soul Track Mind from Austin, TX, on June 13th, 2019.
Summer session is what you make of it, and I encourage you to make it a session to remember! Stay active at the gym, relax at the beach, and enjoy some nightlife while you study hard this summer. Time flies when you’re having fun! Fall will be here before you know it!