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Nestled among the red rock mountains of Cedar City, Southern Utah University is positioned in one of the world’s most beautiful natural settings. While you’re here you can get a feel for the campus culture, see many SUU facilities, meet current students and faculty, and explore our energetic community.

Things to Do

Arts & Culture

Cedar City is Festival City USA and home to dozens of festivals celebrating everything from film to sheep to UFOs. Be sure to check the events calendar to see what's happening while you're here.

Experience the arts at Southern Utah University.

University of the Parks

Our campus community have the opportunity for once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences, every day. We are within a five-hour drive of over 20 national parks and monuments in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, so explore the World's Best Backyard on your visit to SUU!

Experience the outdoors at Southern Utah University.

Southern Utah Athletics

With our mascot Thor the Thunderbird leading the way, SUU's 17 athletic teams compete in Division 1 of the NCAA and are proud members of the Big Sky Conference. Join the SUU Thunder Crew in the stands during our next energetic, fast-paced athletic event!

Experience Southern Utah University athletics.

Iconic SUU Locations

SUU is a beautiful campus filled with iconic and aesthetic locations that are perfect for taking photos. During your visit to campus, make sure you snap & share a photo from one of these locations! (Use #TBirdNation to be featured on SUU’s main social media pages).

The statue of Old Sorrel
Stairs and doorway for Old Main.
A bed of flowers and the Carter Carillon clock tower.
A student in front of wings painted on a wall.
The statues of the Centurium.
Thor sitting on top of an SUU sign.

Follow @SUUTBirds on social media for more beautiful campus photos.

Getting to SUU Campus

Location is everything and ours is hard to beat. Our 130-acre campus is in the heart of Cedar City, which sits about halfway between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas on I-15 and is within a 5-hour drive of over 20 national parks and monuments in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.


By Car

Being right off the interstate makes it pretty easy to get to SUU. It’s a 2.5-hour drive north from Vegas or a 3.5-hour drive south from Salt Lake. If you’re coming from the east, we’re just 75 miles south of the I-15 / I-70 junction.


By Plane

There are daily flights between Cedar City Regional (CDC) and Salt Lake City International (SLC) airports. Many people also choose to fly in to McCarran International (LAS) and make the 2.5-hour drive from Vegas in a rental car.


By Boat

Ok, not really. Despite the presence of the nation’s tallest inland lighthouse, Cedar City is actually completely landlocked, so this really isn’t an option.