Parent and Family Services

SUU Parent and Family Weekend 2019

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RSVP is now closed. Please contact parents@suu.edu with any questions.


Arriving Early? Check out the full SUU Homecoming Week schedule.

Need a hotel? View our list of discounts at local hotels.


Friday, September 27, 2019

Parent & Family Weekend Check-In

  • 4 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Student Center Living Room
  • Check in, say hello, pick up your SUU swag bag, and enjoy some treats with us before the Forever Red Celebration. RSVP is now closed.

Forever Red Celebration

  • 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Upper Quad (east of the Bell Tower)
  • A community celebration of SUU! Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on and enjoy live music, food, fireworks, and fun outside on the Upper Quad! Appropriate for all ages, so bring the whole family! We have reserved the area in front of the Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center for guests of Parent and Family Weekend.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wear your favorite red today- the homecoming football game will be a red out!

Pancake Breakfast / Check-in

  • 9 am
  • Alumni House, located on the northeast corner of 300 West and University Boulevard
  • Enjoy a free pancake breakfast at the start of the parade route. If you missed us on Friday, we will have our Parent & Family Services check-in tent here.

Homecoming Parade

  • 10 am
  • University Blvd.
  • Parade route begins near the Alumni House and travels down University Blvd to the Stadium

Family Afternoon Adventures

Because students come first at SUU (and we know they are the reason you are here) we've created a flexible afternoon schedule so you can enjoy some time together enjoying the area as a family. Some fun family afternoon adventure ideas:

  • President's Home Tour
    • 11 am - 2 pm
    • 11 North 200 West, Cedar City
  • Southern Utah Museum of Art
  • J.L. Sorenson P.E. Building
    • SUU Campus
    • Active families will love exploring our PE building. Try our indoor rock climbing wall, racquetball, pickleball, swimming, and indoor track. Students get in free with their student ID. Equipment rentals available.
  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
    • Check out the Tony Award-winning, professional theatre located on the campus of Southern Utah University. They will have a play seminar, backstage tour, actor seminar, and play orientation at scheduled times throughout the day. Use coupon code 2019FAMILY for a $10 discount per play ticket at bard.org. This coupon is good for any play between September 24-28. All discounts are subject to availability. Educational classes and tours, childcare, and other events are not eligible for this discount. If you experience any difficulty using the coupon code please contact groups@bard.org.
  • Explore Southern Utah
    • For information about local attractions and events taking place this weekend at VisitCedarCity.com.
  • Volleyball Match
    • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    • America First Event Center
    • We've reserved 100 FREE tickets to this match, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email parents@suu.edu to reserve your family's tickets.
  • Thunderwalk & Tailgate
    • 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Eccles Coliseum, Southeast Parking Lot
    • Join the students in cheering on our SUU athletes as they get ready for the big game!

Football Game vs. Cal Poly

  • 6 pm
  • Eccles Coliseum
  • Stop by and say hi at our Parent & Family Services tent. This game will sell out, so order tickets soon. Tickets can be purchased online at TBirdTickets.com. Click on "Group Sales" and enter code "PARENTS" for $8 tickets in Section K. If you would like your student to sit with you, you will also need to order a ticket for them.