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.

Learn more about Celebrating 125 years of SUU.

2024 Founders Week 

Monday, March 11

Details TBA


Tuesday, March 12

Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture
11:30 a.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Alumni Center. 
Please check back for details on the presenter. 


Wednesday, March 13

Lunch on the Main
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Old Main, ELC Plaza, Library Plaza, Centurium, Founders Monument, Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), and the Sharwan Smith Center Rotunda. Enjoy food and stories from SUU's founding.


Thursday, March 14

Founders Awards Banquet
6:30 p.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Alumni Center. 
Please check back for more information. 


Friday, March 15

Details TBA


Saturday, April 16

Details TBA