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HEY FUTURE T-BIRD, We know that choosing the right college can be a stressful time in your life. We want to make sure you have all the information you need in order to make the best decision for YOU! Inside you will find details regarding everything that Southern Utah University has to offer—from a multitude of majors, to fast-track graduation options, to the incredible outdoors located in our backyard! One thing is clear: SUU wants to provide you with the opportunities to take your educational journey wherever you see possible. Come check it out for yourself by taking a campus tour or attending an overnight Red Riot (sign up at suu.edu/visitors). We can’t wait to meet you! Please reach out to us in the Welcome Center if you have any questions. We would be happy to help you. SUU WELCOME CENTER & ADMISSIONS STAFF 435-586-7741 info@suu.edu suu.edu/visitors

GO T-BIRDS!

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APPLY WHAT TO DO 1. Fill out an application at suu.edu/apply 2. Send in your transcripts and ACT/SAT scores 3. Speak to your admissions advisor

ONCE YOU'RE ACCEPTED 1. Accept your scholarships 2. Apply for housing at suu.edu/housing 3. Pay your enrollment deposit at suu.edu/deposit 4. Fill out the T-Bird Takeoff Questionnaire 5. Confirm class schedule with Academic Advisors 6. Register for Thunder U at suu.edu/orientation 2


THINGS TO CONSIDER TURN YOUR $50 APPLICATION FEE INTO A SCHOLARSHIP! APPLICATION DEADLINES PRIORITY: DECEMBER 1st Apply before December 1st to be considered for the best academic scholarships.

FINAL: MARCH 1st Apply before March 1st to be considered for remaining academic scholarships.

ACCEPTANCE DEADLINES PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP: MARCH 1st March 1st is your last chance to accept your President’s Scholarship.

ALL OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS: MAY 1st May 1st is your last chance to accept all other scholarships.

APPLY FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID AT FAFSA.GOV Fill out a FAFSA (code #003678 for SUU) 3


DEGREES / PROGRAMS AVIATION

COMMUNICATION

BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Aerospace/Aviation Sciences − Fixed-Wing − Rotor-Wing

BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Communication † − Communication Studies − Media Studies − Strategic Communication

ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) Aviation − Fixed-Wing − Rotor-Wing − Unmanned Aircraft Operator

Aircra Ma inte ft na nc Prog ra e co m in g m s o o n!

CERTIFICATES Aviation – Commercial Pilot Rating − Fixed-Wing − Rotor-Wing

GRADUATE DEGREES Professional Communication†

BUSINESS

COMPUTER SCIENCE

BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Accounting † Business Education Construction Management Economics − Business Analytics Finance Hotel, Resort, & Hospitality Management − Event Planning & Management − Food & Beverage Management − Lodging Management Management Marketing

BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Computer Science Information Systems − Cybersecurity − Management Information Systems − Network Administration

ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) General Technology* − Business − Culinary Arts Management

GRADUATE DEGREES Cyber Security & Information Assurance† − Cyber & Web Security − GRC & IS Controls

CERTIFICATES Construction Technology Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management International Business Leadership

EDUCATION

GRADUATE DEGREES Accountancy † − Business Analytics − Managerial Accounting − Public Accounting − Taxation Business Administration † − Business Analytics − Cybersecurity Business Analytics

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CERTIFICATES International Relations Leadership Speech Writing Sports Communication Technical Writing

ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) General Technology* − Information Technology Information Technology CERTIFICATES Computer Science

BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Elementary Education − English as a Second Language − Math Physical Education Teaching/Coaching ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) Child and Family Services − Early Childhood Development − Family Services LICENSURE Secondary Education Special Education − Mild/Moderate

GRADUATE DEGREES Master of Education & Administrative Licensure † − English as a Second Language − Special Education

HEALTH SCIENCES BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Exercise Science Human Nutrition − Allied Health − Pre-Dietetics Nursing − RN Pre-Licensure − RN to BSN ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) General Technology* − Integrated Health Sciences TRACKS ‡ Pre-Allied Health Sciences Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary GRADUATE DEGREES Athletic Training Sports Conditioning & Performance †

HUMANITIES BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Art History English − Creative Writing − Literature − Rhetoric & Writing − Teaching − Teaching/Creative Writing French − Teaching History − Teaching Philosophy Spanish − Teaching CERTIFICATES Leadership Speech Writing Technical Writing


HUMAN BEHAVIOR & SOCIAL SCIENCES BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Anthropology Criminal Justice − Forensic Science Family Life & Human Development − Early Childhood Development − Family Services Political Science Psychology − Human Services Social Science Education Sociology ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) Criminal Justice Legal Studies TRACKS ‡ Pre-Law/Legal Studies CERTIFICATES International Relations GRADUATE DEGREES Public Administration† − Criminal Justice − Higher Education Administration − State & Local Government

INTEGRATIVE & ENGAGED LEARNING BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) General Studies † Interdisciplinary Studies † CERTIFICATES General Education † GRADUATE DEGREES Interdisciplinary Studies †

OUTDOOR & ENVIRONMENT BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Agricultural Science & Industry − Agribusiness − Animal Science & Industries − General Agriculture − Natural Resources/Range Management − Plant Science & Industries Geology Geosciences Outdoor Recreation in Parks & Tourism − Natural Resource Recreation − Outdoor Education − Tourism

ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) Agriculture/Livestock Farm Management Equine Studies General Technology* − Livestock Management CERTIFICATES Agriculture/Livestock Farm Management Geographic Information Systems

PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Art − Education Art History Dance − Education Graphic Design Music − Instrumental Performance − Piano Performance − Vocal Performance Music Education † − Secondary Choral − Secondary Instrumental Theatre − Classical Acting − Musical Theatre − Design & Technology Theatre Arts − Education Studio Arts − Ceramics/Sculpture − Illustration − Painting/Drawing/Printmaking − Photography GRADUATE DEGREES Arts Administration† Music Education Music Technology † − Performance Technology − Studio Technology

SCIENCE & MATH BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Agricultural Science & Industry − Agribusiness − Animal Science & Industries − General Agriculture − Natural Resources/Range Management − Plant Science & Industries Biology − Education

* Available for Utah System of Technical College transfers only

† Online program available

Chemistry − Education − Forensic − Health Care − Professional Geology Geosciences Mathematics − Actuarial Science − Applied Mathematics − Education − Pure Mathematics Physical Science Education ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) Agriculture/Livestock Farm Management Equine Studies General Technology* − Livestock Management CERTIFICATES Agriculture/Livestock Farm Management Geographic Information Systems

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING BACHELOR’S (4-YEAR) Construction Management Engineering Engineering Technology − CAD/CAM − CAD-Architectural/Civil Design − Electronics Mechanical Engineering ASSOCIATE’S (2-YEAR) Construction Technology Engineering Technology − Electronics General Technology* − Construction Technology − Information Technology Pre-Engineering CERTIFICATES Civil Drafting/CAD Construction Technology Technical Writing

‡ Can be added to any major to help students prepare for graduate study

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TUITION & COST

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STS

COST BREAKDOWN PER SEMESTER $3,003 $382 $300 $1,662 $1,132

TUITION FEES BOOKS HOUSING (on campus) FOOD (meal plan)

TOTAL

$6,479

FINANCIAL AID AVERAGE PER SEMESTER $3,604 $1,644

FEDERAL AID (FAFSA) ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

TOTAL

$5,248

NET BREAKDOWN PER SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER COST TOTAL

$6,479

ONE SEMESTER AVERAGE FINANCIAL AID

- $5,248

OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES: $1,231

*These calculations represent an estimate. Financial aid may vary.

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FINANCIAL AID LAST YEAR MORE THAN

60%

of SUU students received some form of financial aid. Every year there are millions of dollars of unused federal aid. Don't miss out—apply now! FAFSA.GOV

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FREE MONEY! The earlier you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the more free money you may qualify for. Get started as early as October to qualify for up to $5,920 in federal grants per year! When you fill it out, use SUU's FAFSA code: 003678

FEDERAL GRANTS Government money that you do not have to pay back (up to $5,920 a year). Filling out the FAFSA will also give you access to scholarships!


ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Eligibility is based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. You are automatically considered for academic scholarships when you apply before March 1. Your academic scholarship must be accepted by May 1. Academic scholarships are applicable during Fall and Spring semesters only. suu.edu/scholarships

STUDENT LOANS Subsidized loans - money that must be paid back, but will not accrue interest until after you graduate. Unsubsidized loans - money that must be paid back and will start to accrue interest as soon as the loan is accepted.

ADMISSIONS FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR

JAYSON MATLOCK phone: (435) 865-8016 fax: (435) 586-7736 suu.edu/finaid/newstudents

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ADMISSIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES

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DEADLINES ACCEPTANCE DEADLINES

DECEMBER 1 PRIORITY

MARCH 1 FINAL

MARCH 1 PRESIDENT’S

MAY 1 ALL OTHER

Apply before December 1st to be considered for the best academic scholarships.

Apply before March 1st to be considered for remaining academic scholarships.

March 1st is your last chance to accept your President’s Scholarship.

May 1st is your last chance to accept all other scholarships.


SAT ACT 4.0

1600 1580 1530 1460 1440 1360 1320 1280 1240 1210 1170 1140 1100 1060 1030 990 950 910 860 820 770

36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16

3.9

142 140 138 136 134 133 131 129 127 126 124 122 120 118 117 115 113 111 109 108 106

140 138 136 134 132 131 129 127 125 124 122 120 118 116 115 113 111 109 107 106 104

3.8

139 137 135 133 131 130 128 126 124 123 121 119 117 115 114 112 110 108 106 105 103

3.7

137 135 133 131 129 128 126 124 122 121 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 103 101

3.6

135 133 131 129 127 126 124 122 120 118 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99

3.5

133 131 129 127 125 124 122 120 118 117 115 113 111 109 108 106 104 102 100 99 97

3.4

132 130 128 126 124 123 121 119 117 116 114 112 110 108 107 105 103 101 99 98 96

3.3

130 128 126 124 122 121 119 117 115 114 112 110 108 106 105 103 101 99 97 96 94

3.2

3.1

3.0

2.9

2.8

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.2

128 126 124 122 120 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 104 103 101 99 97 95 94 92

126 124 122 120 118 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 93 92 90

124 122 120 118 116 115 113 111 109 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 93 91 90 88

123 121 119 117 115 114 112 110 108 107 105 103 101 99 98 96 94 92 90 89 87

121 119 117 115 113 112 110 108 106 105 103 101 99 97 96 94 92 90 88 87 85

119 117 115 113 111 110 108 106 104 103 101 99 97 95 94 92 90 88 86 95 83

117 115 113 111 109 108 106 104 102 101 99 97 95 94 92 91 88 86 84 83 81

116 114 112 110 108 107 105 103 101 100 98 96 94 92 91 89 87 85 83 82 80

114 112 110 108 106 105 103 101 99 98 96 94 92 90 89 87 85 83 81 80 78

112 110 108 106 105 103 101 99 98 96 94 92 90 88 87 85 83 81 79 78 76

110 108 106 105 103 101 99 98 96 94 92 90 88 96 85 83 81 79 77 76 74

* This index is to be used as an estimate only. Exact scholarship awards will be finalized upon your admission to SUU. Scholarships listed below are for incoming freshman. See page 13 for transfer scholarship information.

PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP

FELLOW’S SCHOLARSHIP

FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP

DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP

Full Tuition 8 semesters

$2,250 / semester 8 semesters

$1,500 / semester 8 semesters

$1,000 / semester 8 semesters

CENTURIUM SCHOLARSHIP $500 / semester 8 semesters

DEFERMENT We understand opportunities or emergencies happen; be assured we will be waiting for you when you get back. You may defer your admission for up to five semesters for the following reasons: religious mission, military service, humanitarian service, or medical leave. suu.edu/defer

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE

GENERAL ACCEPTANCE

BUT BEFORE YOU GO • Apply • Accept your scholarship • Submit deferment paperwork • Meet with an Academic Advisor

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TRANSFER STUDENTS

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TRANSFER EVALUATION APPLY EARLY Credit evaluations take two to four weeks to complete. This process does not begin until you have applied, paid your application fee, and sent us your official transcripts. Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Apply online at suu.edu/apply

Submit all official college transcripts

Pay $50 application fee

(24 or more completed credits)

CREDIT ARTICULATION

(TRANSFER)

Use go.suu.edu/transfer-guide to see how credits from different institutions transfer to SUU. If we have articulated the credit before, it will be listed in this guide. If not, the course will go to the SUU Registration Office, which can take 2–4 weeks to fully process.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS RESIDENT $4,000

$3,000

$1,000

Three-year scholarship BASED ON A 3.8 - 4.0 GPA

Three-year scholarship BASED ON A 3.4 - 3.79 GPA

Three-year scholarship BASED ON A 3.2 - 3.39 GPA

FELLOW’S SCHOLARSHIP

FOUNDER’S SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINES FEBRUARY 1 Transcript Priority Deadline MARCH 1 Scholarship Deadline

CENTURIUM SCHOLARSHIP

TRANSFER ADVISOR

SHAUN WRIGHT office: (435) 586-1916 mobile: (385) 309-1412 shaunwright@suu.edu

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OUR CLASSROO

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OOM

JUMPSTART GEN EDs An exciting alternative to normal general education. Take 33 credits your first year, and learn with professors who integrate their subjects into a common theme. Travel to a related destination as part of the experience; past Jumpstart field trips have gone to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Southern California, and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. • Good for undecided students with few AP credits. • Costs the same as a regular full-time student. • Takes two semesters to complete all general education requirements.

MINI-JUMPSTART GEN EDs Take two or three linked courses with an established group of students to achieve a deeper learning experience. • Good for science and pre-professional students.

TRADITIONAL GEN EDs Explore a wide variety of classes selected with the support of your academic advisor to meet your individual needs. • Good for students with AP credits or concurrent enrollment classes. • Takes three semesters to complete general education requirements.

QUESTIONS? Learn more at suu.edu/jumpstart or reach out to the Jumpstart director:

DR. JOHN R. TAYLOR (435) 865-8699 jumpstart@suu.edu

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OUR BACKYA

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ARD UNIVERSITY OF THE PARKS When you become a T-Bird, you inherit the greatest backyard in the country. With more than 20 National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas within a five-hour drive of SUU, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

SUU OUTDOORS SUU Outdoors sponsors a range of adventures for students throughout the year to ignite a passion in the outdoors. Choose from 50 free Adventure Trips including hiking, mountain biking, canyoneering, climbing, rafting, paddleboard, xc ski, and snowshoeing throughout the southern Utah region. suu.edu/outdoors

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YOUR SUCCESS

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3-YEAR BACHELOR DEGREE The 3-year bachelor degree is an optional program that saves students time and money by accelerating the traditional undergraduate process. By graduating in three years instead of four, students can enter the workforce (or graduate school) earlier while still gaining the professional hands-on experiences needed for the job market. suu.edu/three-year-bachelors

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS The Dual Enrollment Program, a new partnership between SUU and Southwest Technical College, allows students to enroll in both institutions, giving them more opportunities for success. Both schools are committed to helping all students by providing multiple academic pathways. suu.edu/stech

MAKING GENERAL EDUCATION RELEVANT Jumpstart is the most engaging, integrated and efficient way to complete your general education requirements. The program allows students to earn all of their GE credits in one year through an integrated curriculum taught by highly qualified professors and includes opportunities to live in National Parks and study abroad. suu.edu/jumpstart

GRADUATE WITH A COMPETITIVE EDGE At SUU, students are offered multiple opportunities to get out of the classroom and explore their passions through hands-on, real-world projects. Upon graduation, students have an impressive portfolio giving them a competitive advantage in the job market.

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CEDAR HALL Designed with first-year students in mind, Cedar Hall’s innovative floor plan promotes a social atmosphere, making it easy to connect with other SUU students. The building features a unique style of suites in which two bedrooms join to a centrally located bathroom. Each bedroom accommodates two occupants, totaling four residents per suite. Suites are fully furnished. $1,595 per semester

ECCLES LIVING LEARNING CENTER An apartment-style community that fosters personal growth and community development. Each 1,500-square-foot apartment includes a full kitchen with all major appliances, an eat-in area, a furnished living room, and two full bathrooms. To make preparing for your day convenient, dual-sink vanities are located outside each bathroom door. Apartments have four to five furnished bedrooms, accommodate up to seven residents and feature both private and shared rooms. $1,880+ per semester

FOUNDERS HALL SUU's newest apartment-style community houses 320 students. Each apartment includes a full kitchen with all major appliances, two refrigerators, and a furnished living room area. Apartments within this residence hall will have five bedrooms and five bathrooms accommodating 10 residents. Common area lounges furnished with exercise equipment and television provide the ideal environment for making connections and networking with fellow residents. $1,900 per semester

suu.edu/housing • 435.586.7966

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HOUSING

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DINING T-BIRD CIRCLE Satisfy your appetite by feasting on all-you-care-to-eat dining at the Thunderbird Circle. This dining facility serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends. With the Circle’s diverse selection of entrees, sides, salads and desserts, you can eat what you want, how you want, when you want.

DINING DOLLARS Dining Dollars are bonus money included with each meal plan. They can be used at participating retailers across campus. The funds are applied to Student T-Cards (identification cards) and can be used any time before the end of the semester.

RESTAURANT OPTIONS Meal plans can also be used at our on-campus restaurants. We have set up a meal equivalency program so that you can eat what you want, when you want it, with the money that's already been budgeted for food.

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CAMPUS HOUSING MEAL PLANS ECCLES & FOUNDERS HALL MEAL PLANS

(OPTIONAL)

20 meals/semester + $20 dining dollars

$191 per semester

50 meals/semester + $50 dining dollars

$480 per semester

75 meals/semester + $50 dining dollars

$722 per semester

100 meals/semester + $50 dining dollars

$924 per semester

125 meals/semester + $75 dining dollars

$1,233 per semester

Eccles and Founders Hall residents may also choose from the options listed below:

CEDAR HALL MEAL PLANS

(REQUIRED FOR CEDAR HALL)

150 meals/semester + $75 dining dollars

$1,467 per semester

10 meals/week + $75 dining dollars

$1,476 per semester

12 meals/week + $75 dining dollars

$1,672 per semester

15 meals/week + $100 dining dollars

$1,775 per semester

19 meals/week + $125 dining dollars

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WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER Visiting campus is a great way to see what it will be like to be a Thunderbird. Come take a tour of SUU, check out our on-campus housing, and meet with our great faculty. Plan on spending a couple of hours discovering your next adventure.

CAMPUS TOURS MONDAY – FRIDAY 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM (mountain time)

TRANSFER TOURS THURSDAY & FRIDAY 11:30 AM (mountain time) Make an appointment at suu.edu/visitors or call (435) 586-7741

CAMPUS TOUR COORDINATOR

JORDAN HOLIMAN (435) 586-7741 jordanholiman@suu.edu

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VISIT CAMPUS

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THE ULTIMATE STUDENT-LIFE EXPERIENCE 2019–2020 RED RIOT DATES

OCT 11–12, 2019

NOV 1–2, 2019

NOV 22–23, 2019

JAN 24–25, 2020

FEB 7–8, 2020

FEB 21–22, 2020

APR 3–4, 2020

WHAT TO EXPECT Activities may include a sporting event, or open-rec night. You’ll enjoy a campus tour, a T-shirt and a night in student housing. Food for the weekend is included, not to mention you’ll have the time of your life! Sign up to attend at suu.edu/redriot or call (435) 586-7741

“Red Riot was the perfect chance for me to get a feel for what campus life is really like at SUU. It helped me in my college decision and I absolutely can't wait to be a T-Bird!” — Sara, Murray, UT

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FRESHMAN STO MATTHEW THOMAS

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ORY Hey T-Bird Nation! My name is Matthew Thomas, and I am a sophomore biology pre-med student with minors in both chemistry and dance. I am absolutely loving every second of my college experience here at Southern Utah University (SUU) so far. The story of how a dancer from Henderson, Nevada, ended up at SUU as a pre-med student is a long one, but it is the best decision that I could have ever made. I can truly say that SUU has my entire heart and that it really is the best school out there. Throughout my high school career, I was dancing about 40+ hours a week between my performing arts high school, as well as performing professionally at a dance studio. My passion for dance and for going into the medical field forced me to look into what I really wanted to do with my life. This tough decision caused me to look into a wide variety of colleges all over the nation. I grew up going to nearby Brian Head. I really love snowboarding and mountain biking. Even though I was very familiar with the area, SUU was originally low on my list of colleges that I wanted to attend. That was until the first time I stepped on the beautiful SUU campus and took a tour. The culture at SUU is my favorite thing about the university (by far) and it was the first thing that stuck out to me once I got on campus. Random people that I had never met before were instantly befriending me and were telling me how amazing and fun their experience at SUU was. The first tour that I took was so much fun that I decided that I wanted to come to two Red Riots to get to hang out on campus and get to know more people. Many of the people I met at the Red Riots have become some of my dearest friends. Serving as a Presidential Ambassador has been a huge part of my college experience. Being a PA has given me so many opportunities. I love being able to share this incredible institution with as many kids as possible to help them find SUU as their future home. SUU’s culture has far exceeded my wildest dreams. How many college students get to say that they are truly friends with their professors or that they have gone skiing and mountain biking with their professors? I can tell you that it’s not many, but here at SUU it’s very common and countless students have had similar experiences.

not too far from home, but also not too close. Not only is SUU in an ideal location, but it is also the perfect size. SUU is small enough that no matter what event you go to on campus you feel like you know somebody, but it is also large enough that you feel like you are always getting to meet new people. SUU truly is a perfect fit for me. There are countless experiences and opportunities that I will cherish forever. The skills that I am learning will help me be successful throughout the rest of my life. The incredible academic programs here at SUU prepare you to be your best at anything that you want to do. Yes, as a biology pre-med student I am constantly studying, but despite a very vigorous workload, I am still having the time of my life. I can say that the academics, culture, location, and all around happiness is what makes SUU the best university out there. I love Southern Utah University with my whole heart, and I am proud to say that I will always be a part of T-Bird Nation.

The recreation opportunities at SUU are endless. As a T-Bird, I have been able to experience so many awesome things, including day trips to National Parks, on-campus events, a bunch of outdoor activities, game nights, and getting to hang out with friends. This university is in the perfect location for me because it is surrounded by so many incredible National Parks, as well as beautiful mountain scenery. It is also just the right distance from my home in Henderson. It is 29


SENIOR STORY ABIGAIL NAKKEN Hey, Future T-Birds! My name is Abigail Nakken, and since I’m old and wise and graduated (lol), I thought I’d share some thoughts. You’re going to college—congratulations! But, you’re not just looking for a university, oh no, you’re looking for a home. So I’d like to introduce you to the place I call home: Southern Utah University! My time at SUU began just like the movies... I walked into the resident halls, one hand clutching a suitcase, the other hand clutching my mother. I was greeted by a handsome RA who gave me a smile and a fancy folder. Now, sadly that RA never fell in love with me (bummer), but it was in those resident halls that I fell in love with SUU.

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SARA URSUA PHOTOGRAPHY

Freshman year is for firsts: your first study session, your first homecoming game, your first True T-Bird kiss (more to come), your first time going to a professor during office hours because this one chemistry principle legit makes no sense and they explain it seven different ways until you understand and you maybe (definitely) start crying right there from relief/joy. One of the best freshman firsts is your first college friend. I met so many amazing people at SUU. I met people insanely different from me; they opened my mind to new possibilities. I met people insanely similar to me; they finished my… (this is where you say sentences). The middle years of college are full of opportunity. I had the incredible gift of being a Presidential Ambassador; working in recruitment allowed me to share my home with others every day. I was also elected as a Student Senator; this gave me a platform to encourage change. I saw first-hand how much SUU listens to and trusts their students. These years are also when I dug into my major. I graduated with a BFA in Classical Acting and a minor in


SARA URSUA PHOTOGRAPHY

Shakespeare Studies. Through SUU, I did a fellowship with the Utah Shakespeare Festival. I was cast in two of their summer shows. It changed my life. SUU gave me the invaluable opportunity to be in the room to test out what my future would look like. This gave me courage and determination, knowing I had chosen the right path. Senior year is when you say goodbye. SUU was so hard to leave, but I was ready. Each class prepared me for this moment. My professors had truly listened to me, adapting my education to best strengthen me for the future. SUU gave me the resources to achieve my goals and the confidence to know I would. Now, here I am… one year out of college and living the dream. My connection with SUU, and the application of its curriculum are the reasons I’ve had each subsequent opportunity. Since graduation, I’ve traveled with the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Education Tour (check out the dramatic pic of me wearing a crown… I got paid to wear that crown). I spent months on the road performing and teaching Shakespeare. It was the life! This led to my next job: I am currently a resident actor and educator at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. I have moved across the country, but I go on and on about SUU to anyone who will listen! Well, friends, I know this time can be scary. My advice is to choose a university that feels like home, one that will become your new home, and one that helps you create the future home of your dreams… a place like Southern Utah University! XOXO


ATHLETICS & CLUBS SUU ATHLETICS 15 DIVISION 1 TEAMS MEN'S Basketball Cross Country

Football Golf

Tennis Track & Field

Gymnastics Soccer Softball

Tennis Track & Field Volleyball

WOMEN'S Basketball Cross Country Golf

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CLUBS 160+ CLUBS ON CAMPUS CLUB CATEGORIES: Academic

Inter-collegiate

Advocacy

Professional & Occupational

Athletic Cultural Greek

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