Campus Coronavirus Updates

Important Campus Updates

The health, safety, and well-being of everyone on our campus and community is our relentless priority at all times. COVID-19 is already proving to be an unprecedented disruption and this extraordinary move is being made to try and prevent the spread of the coronavirus throughout SUU, Cedar City, and Utah. With the rapidly evolving nature of the disease, the landscape is continually shifting, and we will do our best to communicate with you as decisions are being made.

  • Students can now apply for funding given to SUU through the CARES Act.
  • As announced on April 3, we received confirmation that a student at Southern Utah University has tested positive for COVID-19. Read the full email sent to the campus community here.
  • All instruction for Spring 2020 (including final exams, science labs, etc.) will be delivered remotely. The only exception will be for one-on-one flight instruction.
  • We encourage all students who are able to transition to their hometown and permanent residence where home conditions allow. We recognize that some students may need to stay in Cedar City for work reasons, safety reasons, or because this is your permanent residence. However, in advance of potential travel restrictions being placed on us by the State of Utah, and for overall health reasons, we strongly encourage all students (who are able) to return to their permanent residence.
  • In an effort to help students who are adjusting to the temporary online delivery of classes, all students will have the option of either receiving a letter grade or a Pass/No-Credit (P/NC) grade for Spring 2020 classes.
  • We have decided, like all other universities in Utah, to plan for all summer classes to be offered remotely. We cannot forecast when we will be able to shift back from remote instruction to regular face-to-face classrooms and hope this will help you make your plans for the summer.
  • We are excited to announce Southern Utah University’s commencement and graduation events have been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020. This was the overwhelming choice of the Class of 2020 and a direct result of your suggestions and input. Read President Wyatt's email to campus here.
  • ALL campus resources and services remain ready to serve you remotely. To help you know how to contact these offices, we have created this resource list with all the information you need.
  • SUU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is facilitating drop-in virtual discussion groups to help students survive and thrive during these challenging times. 
  • The Student Center and student housing will remain open. Food Services will be available in Thunderbird Circle, the cafeteria located in the Student Center. Other dining options in the Student Center will be closed for the rest of the semester.
  • All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to conduct their work virtually. Some individuals may be able to do so working from home while others may prefer to come to campus and work privately in their offices. Exceptions include academic college and department offices, as well as individuals who must interact with the public in a face-to-face manner. 

We’re taking these steps for three reasons: to protect the health of our students, faculty, staff and Cedar City neighbors, to slow the potential spread of the virus, and to ensure the continuity of our core mission - educating our students.