What to expect:

Thunder U 2019 will be held from Thursday August 22 - Saturday, August 24, 2019. Keep in mind that it is REQUIRED for all students to attend Thunder U. At Thunder U you will:

  • Build relationships with other incoming students, especially those 10-15 who are in your Tavi Group. These students have the same interest as you selected.
  • Have the chance to experience SUU's most beloved tradition of walking under the Bell Tower.
  • Gain valuable insight about how to get involved in your interests on campus, learn about important campus resources, and gain insider tips about your major and career goals.
  • Participate in many social events such as the campus wide tie-dye dance, price is right gameshow, and late night entertainment.
  • Free food, free swag, and lots of fun! 

Move-in and various move-in activities start Thursday, August 22nd. We highly recommend those living on- and off-campus moving in this day as there is little time during Thunder U to buy textbooks, go grocery shopping, etc.

Students will be emailed and contacted by their ACE for the full detailed Thunder U schedule.

Thunder U Schedule

If you have specific questions about Thunder U, please contact the Orientation and First-Year Experience Office at orientation@suu.edu or 435-586-1932. You can also visit the Student Help Center “The Nest” in the Student Center (ST 178).

Is Thunder U Required?

Incoming first-time full-time students are required to attend Thunder U. Orientation is required for all new students by SUU Policy 6.5, Undergraduate Admissions, V-D-11. Students taking only online classes at SUU are exempt from attending orientation.

  1. Non-Traditional Students (over the age of 25, married and/or with children) need to contact the Non-Traditional Center to receive information in regards to the non-traditional track of Thunder U.
  2. Transfer students are invited but not required to attend. Transfer students must attend the in person Title IX training during Thunder U that is required for all incoming students. Information regarding time and location of the training will be sent from the First-Year Experience office closer to the start of Thunder U.

Parent of an Incoming T-Bird

Parents of T-Birds are welcome to join the celebration on August 22, 2019 for campus move-in day. During this time there will be several orientations offered for parent and families hosted by our Parent and Family Services. Join us in welcoming the new T-Birds through one of the most treasured tradition of walking under the Bell Tower, and a free concert afterwards.