SUU Guided Experiences: Campus Architecture

Published: August 02, 2022 | Author: Southern Utah University | Read Time: 1 minutes

Old Main, Southern Utah UniversityIn celebration of Southern Utah University’s 125th Birthday, SUU, in partnership with the Visit Cedar City • Brian Head is hosting a series of guided experiences. These tours will showcase the University as never before. Exploring the past, present, and future of SUU, these guided experiences are a true celebration of the spirit of our founders. Our August event will be a historical walking tour of our beautiful campus architecture.

The founding story of SUU centers around the construction of a building. Since the dedication of that building, Old Main, in October of 1898, the campus has grown to a size undreamed of by those who worked to bring this institution to life. This tour will explore the history of SUU as told by the buildings standing and by those gone but not forgotten.

Our guide will be Ryan Paul, assistant professor of history at SUU. The tour will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 7 pm and again on Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm. Please meet in front of Old Main on the campus of SUU. The tour will last approximately one hour, should be stroller friendly and is free and open to all. 

In 1897 the founders of Southern Utah University believed so strongly in the power of education that they risked their lives and finances for the privilege of building and hosting an institution of higher education in rural Cedar City, Utah. Their determination and grit are woven into the cultural fabric of SUU. SUU’s enduring legacy is built on 125 years of fortitude, determination, and community triumph. Celebrate with us as we explore our rich history and prepare for a bright future.

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