SUU First Year Experience and Orientation

FYE and Orientation Programs

Your first year at Southern Utah University is one of excitement and uncertainty. In order to make your transition to the thunderbird nation positive, we offer a variety of programs.

New Student Checklist - New students should complete this list in order to be prepared for SUU.

Online Orientation- Required for all incoming students, online t-bird takeoff modules are completed through your mySUU Portal. Don't worry! Your student ACE will be reaching out to help you through this process.

Thunder U- A weekend of excitement and events, Thunder U is your official welcome to SUU and is held the weekend before fall semester starts.

T-Bird Outdoor Connection T-Bird Outdoor Connection (TOC) is designed for participants to create lasting friendships, connect to the SUU community, and appreciate the amazing places surrounding Cedar City. TOC provides the opportunity to learn and be inspired in natural landscapes through meaningful adventure. Your four-day adventure awaits!

International Student Orientation- Geared towards students who are currently living outside of the United States. To sign up or if you have more questions, please go to the following: International Orientation.

Parents and Family Orientation - Parents and Families are invited to attend a short parent orientation during Thunder U. Parents get connected to our Parent and Family office by visiting 

Personalized Visits - As an Incoming student, SUU First Year Experience and ACES will create a unique visit for you based off of your needs. Examples of items you can complete on your visits include touring your classes, finding housing, or meeting with your Student Success Advisor or Financial Aid Counselor.