Semester in the Parks

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Who Can Apply?

The ideal candidate will have at least one semester of on-campus college experience, but individual exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. SUU, international and non-SUU students are encouraged to apply.

Application Timeline

Applications still being accepted during Summer 2018. Contact

Deposit Deadline (Payment after this date will need to be made in full) April 15
Notification of Program Acceptance May 1
Final Payment Deadline July 1

NOTE: If students are interested in the program and find out after the deadlines, please contact the Semester in the Parks program at

Financial Assistance

All students accepted into the Semester in the Parks program will work at Ruby’s Inn Resort, which will help offset costs such as room and board and additional fees.

Financial Aid is available through the following SUU offices:

To Apply:

  1. Fill out and submit the online application below. (Attach an Unofficial Transcript)
  2. Pay deposit online. (Refund Policy is listed below)
  3. Interview
    • Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted to set up an interview.
    • In-person interviews are best if possible. If not, phone or Skype interviews may be arranged.
  4. You will be notified by the deadline.
  5. Make final payment.


Visit the SUU Outdoor Engagement Center
or contact Janet Neth at or 435-865-8093

Refund Policy

A $300 deposit is required at the time of application submission.

If the applicant is not accepted, the deposit will be repaid in full.

To receive refunds once a student is accepted into the program and subsequently withdraws, the student will need to send a written refund request to:
SUU Semester in the Parks
Outdoor Engagement Center
Southern Utah University
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, Utah, 84720.

Prior to the final payment deadline: $150 withdrawal fee plus any unrecoverable costs to the Semester in the Parks program at the time of the withdrawal date (the date that written notification is received) will be deducted.

After the final payment deadline or anytime during the semester: Upon receipt of written request, $150 withdrawal fee, outstanding balances plus any damages will be deducted.

Students dismissed after the program begins will forfeit all fees.

Tuition refunds will follow SUU financial procedures and deadlines as outlined in the Cashier's Office Refund Schedule.

Semester in the Parks Application