Founders Week - SUU's Birthday Celebration

To all who have come to love Southern Utah University, the story of the founding of the institution has long stood as a source of pride and of inspiration. It is a story of heroism and selflessness, and serves as a constant reminder of the precious value of higher education. Watch the docudrama Back Up the Mountain.

Each March, our Founders Celebration salutes our rich past and promising future with a variety of events. Importantly, it pays tribute to the steadfast and visionary men and women who sacrificed greatly to establish the institution and to the enduring spirit of those founders, as it honors, as well, those who have devoted comparable service to the building of the University over many decades.

2019 Founders Week

Monday, March 18

SUU Trivia Night Game Show & Back Up the Mountain
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom.
Sponsored by Student Programming Board and Student Involvement & Leadership.

Tuesday, March 19

Lunch on the Main
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Founders stories and lunch for students at the Library Plaza, Library Entrance, Centurium, Founders Monument (Old Sorrel), Old Main and the Sharwan Smith Center.

Wednesday, March 20

Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture
12 Noon

Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center
Dr. Bradley J. Cook will present "Mormons and Muslims: A Kinship of Two Traditions."
Watch the Lecture

Founders Dinner & Awards
6:30 p.m.

Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center
RSVP to Camaree Staheli or call 435-865-8656
Distinguished Service Awards will be presented Mike Richards and Brad Cook, with Anne Judd being posthumously inducted into the SUU Hall of Honor.

Thursday, March 21

Brett Young Concert
7:30 p.m.

America First Event Center. The concert is SOLD-OUT, but please check tbirdtickets.com the day of concert for tickets that may open up based on final stage set-up and line of sight.

Friday, March 22

Campus Beautification Day
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Campus wide clean-up and beautification. Sponsored by SUU's Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa and SUU Grounds. Sign-up here and then check-in at the Sherratt Library prior to your scheduled time of service.

College Insider Postseason Tournament
SUU vs. Drake
6:30 p.m.

America First Event Center. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Thunderbird Ticket Office.

SUU 90's Throwback Dance Party
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom. Sponsored by Student Programming Board and Student Involvement & Leadership.