Events and Activities

Graduation

SUU Commencement will be held on August 8 at 10:00 a.m. We have moved the location to the Upper Quad in order to hold the ceremony outside. Guidelines issued from the State of Utah will be followed at the time of commencement. The ceremony will also be live streamed if you would prefer to watch online. For more information please visit the Graduation website

Student Involvement & Leadership

While following all applicable safety guidelines to help protect the SUU community, we intend to make the student experience this upcoming year as robust and vibrant as any other semester at SUU. For example, the Student Programming Board (SPB) is planning at least two events each week throughout the semester. Some of these events will be in-person while others will be virtual. These events include Paint the Town Red, Paint Dance, outdoor movies, and so much more. 

Per Governor Herbert's executive order, it is expected that all students who attend the in-person events wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing where possible. To ensure a safe environment at these events, there may be a limit of students who can attend some in-person events, limited and/or spaced out seating, and other precautions that align with Utah's COVID-19 guidelines. For more information about student events, please contact Heather Garcia at heathergarcia1@suu.edu.

Athletics

Southern Utah Athletics is committed to the safety of our student-athletes, coaches and community by adhering to all guidelines brought forth by the Southwest Utah Department of Health, the state of Utah, the CDC, the Big Sky Conference and the NCAA. We are working towards having fans at our home events. Guidelines to protect the student-athletes and spectators will include: Mandating masks at every event, social distancing when possible and sanitation stations available to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Things in the world of athletics are changing on a daily basis, please follow @SUUThunderbirds on Twitter and check www.suutbirds.com regularly for updates as we head into our Fall Seasons.

Alumni

SUU Alumni & Community Relations is excited to welcome alumni, students, and the community back to our beautiful campus! While following all safety guidelines to protect those involved, it is our intent to host each of our annual events this fall (i.e. Forever Red, Homecoming Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Tradition Keeper, etc.). To encourage physical distancing and to make our events available for our alumni around the globe, many of our events will be livestreamed. In addition, we have added Learning Lives Forever virtual events for all to enjoy from the safety of their own homes. Visit the Learning Lives Forever website to see past virtual events and postings for the future. 

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Student Alumni Association's annual True T-Bird event has been rescheduled for Fall 2021. 

Following the executive order mandated by Utah’s Governor, it is expected that all alumni, students and community who attend our in-person events wear a mask and maintain proper physical distancing where possible. To ensure a safe environment at these events, there may be an attendance capacity at some in-person events, limited and/or spaced out seating, and other precautions that align with Utah's COVID-19 guidelines. For more information about Alumni & Community Relations events, please contact Kenten Pope at kentenpope@suu.edu.

Performing & Visual Arts

SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts is working to assure a safe, healthy, and arts-filled academic year. Concern for everyone’s safety and well-being is paramount – whether one is in a classroom, studio, exhibit space, onstage, backstage, or in the audience. We also believe that the arts play a crucial role at SUU in providing emotional comfort as well as opportunity to celebrate our shared experiences as human beings.

As we provide this service alongside striving to keep our campus and local community safe, performances and artistic events will be offered to the public in a variety of presentational formats. Many experiences will be available to enjoy virtually, live streamed, outdoors, or in reduced capacity venues. Our faculty and staff are highly creative individuals and are working to provide exciting opportunities for our students, campus, and community.

As we get closer to our September opening, we appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through details. We invite you to visit CPVA’s website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest events information.

SUMA

Southern Utah Museum of Art is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with additional safety measures in place.

As you plan a visit to the museum, please consider the following:

  • Stay home if you, or someone in your household is sick
  • Per Governor Herbert’s executive order, face masks are required for all SUMA staff and visitors
  • Maintain 6 feet between yourself and other visitors, as well as SUMA staff

In-person programs and events are limited, but virtual offerings for Family Day, Create Playdate and current exhibitions are available on Facebook and the SUMA at Home website.

More information is included in SUMA’s phased reopening plan. If you have questions or concerns regarding SUMA’s plans to welcome to public, please contact Jessica Kinsey at jessicakinsey@suu.edu 

 

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