Homecoming Week for the Thunderbirds

Published: August 08, 2011 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University would like to invite all alumni — near and far — to join in a weekend of celebration for the University’s annual Homecoming celebration Sept. 16 and 17, 2011.

This year’s festivities mark many a milestone for the University and will include the dedication of the new Center for Health and Molecular Sciences as well as a special announcement from SUU President Michael T. Benson as the University unveils its most ambitious fundraising campaign in institutional history.

Not to be outdone, the Thunderbird Football squad is, of course, steadfastly preparing for it last Homecoming match as defending champions of the Great West Conference and will kick off against Texas-San Antonio at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Many of this year’s Homecoming activities are free, and all are open to alumni, students and friends of the University.

Friday, Sept. 16
4 p.m. Science Building Dedication, Science Center south lawn
5 p.m. 50-Year Club Reception, Alumni House
6 p.m. School of Business Alumni Reception, SSC Living Room
7:30 p.m. The Future is Rising Celebration, Upper Quad
10 p.m. Celebratory Fireworks, Upper Quad
10:15 p.m. The Future is Rising Afterparty, Upper Quad
Midnight True T-Bird, Old Sorrel Statue

Saturday, Sept. 17
9 a.m. Alumni Campus Tour, Alumni House
Noon Alumni Luncheon & Honors, Gilbert Great Hall
1 p.m. Volleyball vs. South Dakota, Centrum Arena
2 p.m. Homecoming Parade, University Blvd.
4 p.m. Thunderbird Tailgate, west of Eccles Coliseum
6 p.m. Football vs. Texas-San Antonio, Eccles Coliseum

Additional information on all of the above activities as well as a listing of class or club specific reunions are available online at suu.edu/alumni.

If you remain true to SUU, break out the red and show your Thunderbird pride for Homecoming 2011.

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