What to expect:

Thunder U 2019 will orient students to campus from Thursday August 22 - Saturday, August 24, 2019. Keep in mind that Thunder U is REQUIRED for all incoming students. At Thunder U you will:

  • Build relationships with other incoming students, especially 10-15 students who are in your interest based Group. These students selected the same interest you did on the T-bird Takeoff Questionnaire. 
  • Have the chance to experience SUU's most beloved tradition of walking under the Bell Tower.
  • Gain valuable insight about how to get involved 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, open rec night, etc.
  • Free food, free swag, and lots of fun! 

Campus Move-In starts Thursday, August 22nd. We highly recommend those living on- and off-campus move in this day as there will be little time Friday and Saturday to buy textbooks, go grocery shopping, etc.

Students will be emailed the full Thunder U schedule with additional information from both the FYE Office and their ACE.

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 campus move-in day celebration on August 22, 2019. During this time there will be orientations offered for parents and families hosted by our Parent and Family Services.