Parent and Family Services

Parent & Family Orientation

Online Parent Orientation

We look forward to welcoming your student to campus for Fall semester 2020.

To help parents understand their students' new home, we have Start Online Orientation prepared an online orientation just for parents and families. This explains several aspects of SUU through information and videos.

On Campus Activities for Parents and Students

  • Saturday, September 5: Move-in day for on-campus housing
  • Tuesday, September 8: Thunder U Orientation and the Bell Tower Tradition
  • Parent and Family In-Person Orientations will be offered on several days because we want your first priority to be helping your student get settled in. You can choose any date that works best for you.Family Events
    • Thursday, September 3, 10-11am and 1-2pm
    • Friday, September 4, 10-11am and 1-2pm
    • Saturday, September 5, 10-11am and 1-2pm
    • Sunday, September 6, 10-11 am and 1-2pm
    • Monday, September 7, 10-11am and 1-2pm
    • Tuesday, September 8, 10-11am and 1-2pm
  • Parent and Family Open House will be offered on several days because we want your first priority to be helping your student get settled in. You can choose any date that works best for you.
    • Thursday, September 3, 10am-2pm
    • Friday, September 4, 10am-2pm
    • Saturday, September 5, 10am-2pm
    • Sunday, September 6, 10am-2pm
    • Monday, September 7, 10am-2pm
    • Tuesday, September 8, 10am-2pm

Please stop by with any questions, to pick up some Parent and Family swag, and to leave a postcard love note for your student (we deliver these the 3rd week of school, when student motivation starts to dip a little). It is also a great place to make friends with other parents and learn more about Parent and Family Services.

New Student Induction

September 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM - America First Event Center

Families who are still in the area on Tuesday, September 8 may be able to get a picture of their student and high five them at New Student Induction. We will have seating available in Section K of the America First Event Center for New Student Induction.

Carter Carillon Bell Tower Tradition

September 8, 2020 at Noon

For the Carter Carillon Bell Tower Tradition, families line the sidewalk outside the Business building and the Geosciences building, the student body greets your student in front of the bell tower, and faculty and staff will welcome them after exiting the bell tower.

A live feed will be available of both events on our SUU Facebook page so families can also watch from home.

We will attend Thunder U and Welcome Week with your student, and will post pictures and updates on our Parent and Family Services Instagram and Facebook accounts throughout the week if you would like to follow along.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Welcome to the T-Bird family!

SUU Parent & Family Services

SUU Parent and Family Services
Office: ST 201A
(435) 865-8752


Office of Parent & Family Services

Stay connected! SUU Parent & Family Services helps keep families informed and connected to campus throughout the school year.