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.

2021 Founders Week 

Monday, March 15

Back Up The Mountain Watch Party
6:00PM, Facebook Live on SUU Alumni's Facebook page.

SUU Oscars
7:00-9:00PM, Gilbert Great Hall.
Student re-creation of cinematic favorites. Contact Student Involvement & Leadership for more information.


Tuesday, March 16

Jazzed for BINGO 
7:00-9:00PM, Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom.
Contact Student Involvement & Leadership for more information.


Wednesday, March 17

Lunch on the Main
Founders stories and FREE lunch at six locations on campus: Old Main, Founders Monument, Rotunda, Library Plaza, Centurium, and ELC Plaza. 


Thursday, March 18

A.P.E.X. Jordan Fisher Smith
11:30AM, Gilbert Great Hall.
Participate in-person or virtually

Karaoke Through the Decades
7:00-9:00PM, Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom.
Contact Student Involvement & Leadership for more information.


Friday, March 19

Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture Presentation
11:30AM, SUU Alumni's Facebook page.
Premier of a video production on the life and contributions of Howard R. Driggs on SUU and the American West. 

Soccer vs. Northern Arizona
12 Noon, SUU Soccer Field.

Founder's Festival 
5:00-7:00PM, Upper Quad.
Western activities, contests, live music, food and more. Contact the Student Alumni Association for more information.

Volleyball vs. Eastern Washington
7PM, America First Event Center. 


Saturday, March 20

Volleyball vs. Eastern Washington
6PM, America First Event Center.