First Year Experience and Orientation

The First Year Experience and Orientation program located within the Student Help Center “The Nest” (ST 178) at SUU provides each incoming student with valuable, personalized attention from the moment they commit to SUU until they complete their first year.

SUU's unique approach provides each incoming student with a peer-mentor from our ACES (Assistant Coaches for Excellence and Success) program, who provides personal outreach, academic and extracurricular advice, and helps each student find their place at SUU. ACES contact incoming students throughout the summer in order to assist each student with completing the T-Bird Takeoff Modules (TTQ), Online Orientation, schedule a personalized visit to campus, as well as to prepare each student for our amazing fall welcome - Thunder U.

Once you have committed to SUU and paid your enrollment deposit, one of our members from the Completion and Student Success office will contact you to start the onboard process. Don’t stress! Let us help take care of you.