Traditional Orientation is a fast-paced program that begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the day participants will learn about academics, student life and services, meet with their advisor and get to know other new students. Students do not pay a fee to attend this program.
For Students starting in Fall 2014
This program is designed to offer an extended preview of campus life. Participants can take advantage of extended advising, have more time at information sessions, and enjoy a fun night of entertainment and socializing. SUU Overnight Orientation will provide you with a great opportunity to develop friendships, experience a night in the residence halls, explore the campus, and discover life at SUU first-hand. Those attending this program are assessed a $50 fee to cover the cost of meals (dinner and breakfast), the extended activities, and overnight accommodations. There are limited spaces available so register soon!
Adventure Orientation is designed to orchestrate a shared experience for participants to create social bonds that lead to lasting friendships, a connection to the SUU community and the amazing places surrounding Cedar City. Adventure Orientation also provides the opportunity to learn and be inspired in natural landscapes through adventure. You will begin your four day adventure on August 16 camping at a group site in a BLM recreation area west of Cedar City, and then will spend three days adventuring (backpacking, climbing, hiking, and/or canyoneering), ending with a memorable evening back at the group campsite. On August 20, participants will attend Traditional Orientation as a team. Participants will be assessed a $195 fee to cover meals, transportation, permits and campsites fees, and group equipment.
Dates: August 16-20
Hiking & backpacking in Bryce Canyon. Enjoy the amazing scenery and experience Bryce Canyon’s backcountry.
Rating: Moderately Strenuous
Experience: No experience needed, your will learn by doing
Canyoneering in Zion.
Group will camp in a group campsite in Zion
Rating: Moderately Strenuous
Experience: No experience needed, you will learn through training and by doing
Climbing in Veyo.
Group will camp in a group site in Veyo
Rating: Sport climbs from 5.5 to 5.12 (beginning to expert)
Experience: All levels of climbers welcome – beginning to expert
Peak ascents in the Tushar Mountains
Group will car camp in the Tushar Mountains
Experience: Previous hiking experience recommended
Hiking and exploring in the Dixie National Forest
|9 am – noon||Move-In||Participants will move into housing|
|1 pm||Gear Check, Group Introductions, and Travel||Participants will meet their leaders and fellow group members. After introductions and some initiatives to get to know each other, personal equipment will be inspected, group gear and food will be distributed, and groups will travel to Three Peaks Recreation Area (15 minutes away) to explore and set up camp.|
|6 pm||Evening Dinner and Games||Group dinner and an evening of campfire games designed to help participants get to know their group members and other adventure group members.|
|10 pm||Quiet Time||Quiet time in the camping area|
Groups will travel to trailheads and individual camping areas to begin their adventures.
Groups will continue adventuring – bonding with each other and the natural world.
Groups will host solo reflection time before returning to campus and Three Peaks. After cleaning up and wrapping up group adventures, all groups will meet at Three Peaks for a final dutch oven dinner and an Adventure Orientation ceremony. Each group will perform a song or skit describing their small group experience. Participants will sleep on campus (or in their respective living spaces).
Orientation, see schedule for Traditional Orientation
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