SUU Orientation

Parent & Guest Orientation

Parent & Guest Orientation offers an opportunity to learn about the exciting new experiences that await your student as they enter Southern Utah University. Parents and guardians are encouraged, but not required, to attend the SUU Orientation program.

By attending Parent & Guest Orientation, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the resources available to SUU students and parents
  • Feel more connected to the University
  • Be better prepared to support and empower your student
  • Understand the University's academic expectations

Parent & Guest Programs

The Parent & Guest Orientation program is held concurrently with New Student Orientation. Although parents and guest will accompany students for a portion of the day, there will be multiple occasions when parents and guests will break away from students for specific programs. These programs include the following:

Letting Go

By Kim Roeder, Executive Director of Event Services
Learn how to let your T-Bird spread their wings and how to support them as they transition into a new phase of life.

Succeed on Campus

By Jerry Roeder, Dean of Students and SUU Staff Members
Learn about Financial Aid, Meal Plans, the SUU Bookstore, and how to help your student succeed academically at SUU.

Breakout Sessions

You will have a chance to attend two out of four sessions of your choosing on topics from Housing to the EDGE program.

Evening Reception (for Overnight Orientations Only)

If your student chooses to attend an Overnight Orientation, there will be opportunities to other parents and some more faculty and staff from SUU.

Cost To Attend

The cost of Parent & Guest Orientation is $15 per person for a traditional orientation or $30 for an overnight orientation. This charge includes lunch and program materials and is non-refundable.

On-campus housing is not provided for guests, so you are responsible for your own lodging in Cedar City. Some hotels offer SUU parent discounts.

Sign Up

Sign up for the Parent & Guest Orientation program is included in the online reservation form when your student signs up for Orientation. The Parent & Guest Orientation fee will be added to your student's Orientation charge when making the reservation.

Please Note
Orientation programs are for adults only. Please make childcare arrangements, if needed.

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Changing A Confirmed Session

With Your Student

If your student is requesting to change to his/her Orientation session, you will automatically be included in that request unless the Orientation office receives alternative instructions.

Without Your Student

Parents and guests may request a change to their assigned Parent & Guest Orientation session by e-mail. There is no fee for Parent & Guest Orientation session changes.