Southern Illinois University Carbondale

We are here for you — wherever “here” is. SIU Carbondale gives you access to the brains of a nationally ranked research university while bridging the barriers of time and space. We have partnered with University Center of Lake County to bring quality programs to you.

From its humble beginnings as the state’s second teachers college — founded in 1869 with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143 — Southern Illinois University Carbondale now ranks among Illinois’ most comprehensive public universities.

Each year, students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries take advantage of outstanding academic programs as they pursue associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in law and medicine.

At the University Center

SIU’s University Center offerings are drawn from their College of Applied Sciences and Arts, College of Education and Human Services, and College of Engineering.

SIU has an office in the University Center’s Grayslake facility, staffed by SIU Program Advisors Leslie Bertholdt and Norma Vilchis. You may reach them at (847) 665-4154 or

At Naval Station Great Lakes

SIU also has an office at the Naval Station Great Lakes where the Workforce Education and Training Development program is counted as part of their University Center offerings.  For information about these programs, contact the Student Advisor, Leslie Bertholdt by email or by phone at (847) 689-0055.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
221 MacDonough Drive, P.O. Box 886182
Building 617, Room 203/204
Great Lakes, IL 60088
(847) 689-0055

Programs Available at the University Center

Additional Programs Offered Online

Due to the current COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, the University Center
is closed until further notice.  Staff are working remotely and are able to respond to your needs.  Visit the Staff Directory page to contact us.

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