SUU Parent and Family Weekend 2018

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For weekend updates (including any weather related changes), be sure to register for our newsletter and like our SUU Parent and Family Services page on Facebook.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Parent & Family Weekend Check-In

  • 5 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. Be sure to RSVP for the weekend.

Forever Red Celebration

  • 7:30 pm - 10 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, October 13, 2018

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:

  • Southern Utah Museum of Art: SUMA Art Gallery
    • Hours: Gallery Open 10 am - 5pm
    • SUU Campus
    • Join us for Family Day Activites, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • SUU Campus Tours
    • 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Carter Carillon Belltower
    • Meet at the Bell Tower for a student-led tour of campus.
  • SUU Business Building Open House
    • 12 pm - 2 pm
    • SUU Campus
    • Visit the brand new, state-of-the-art Dixie Leavitt Business Building.
  • 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. Performances of An Iliad and The Liar will be at 2 pm, and Othello and The Foreigner at 8 pm. Use coupon code SUUFAM18 for a $10 discount per play ticket at This coupon is good for any play between October 9-12th. These dates include many closing performances, so please make your selection soon as 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
  • Explore Southern Utah
    • Find more information about local attractions, as well as a list of community festivals and events taking place this weekend at
  • Thunder Walk
    • 3:30 pm
    • Eccles Coliseum, Southeast Parking Lot
    • Join the students in cheering on our SUU athletes as they get ready for the big game!
  • Tailgate Party
    • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Eccles Coliseum, Southeast Parking Lot

Football Game vs. Sacramento State

  • 6 pm
  • Eccles Coliseum
  • Stop by and say hi at our Parent & Family Services tent. This game will sell out, so order tickets soon at! Enter group code PARENTS when ordering for $5 tickets in Section K. If you would like your student to sit with you, you will also need to order a ticket for them.