Retro Line at Bookstore Celebrates 125 Years of SUU

Published: January 03, 2023 | Author: Kenzie Lundberg | Read Time: 1 minutes

SUU celebrates 125 yearsIn honor of Southern Utah University’s 125th anniversary, the SUU Bookstore is debuting Thor's Vault, a limited edition collection of updated classics, inspired by retired university marks.

Thor's Vault is a campus collaboration between the SUU Bookstore, Athletics, Alumni, and Marketing Communication carefully created to become new old favorites. The collection was built to celebrate the time-honored legacy of SUU. The memories of faculty, staff, and alumni, along with SUU’s history of connection, adventure, and soaring, are relived through retro merchandise. Products are available in-person and online through the SUU Bookstore.

The retro line includes marks and colors from:

  • Branch Normal School, 1897-1913
  • Branch Agricultural College, 1913-1953
  • College of Southern Utah,1953-1969
  • Southern Utah State College, 1969-1990

Attendees to the upcoming retro games will also have a chance to celebrate the past with throwback colors. When the women’s and men’s basketball teams take the court on February 8 and 9, look for the teal jerseys as they represent the College of Southern Utah.

Visit the SUU Bookstore in the Sharwan Smith Student Center or online at to purchase items from Thor’s Vault.

Celebrating 125 Years of SUU

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. Learn more at

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