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Southern Utah University

Located in the world’s best backyard, SUU is the University of the Parks thanks to its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service. SUU’s residential campus allows students - more than 10,000 - to create lifelong friendships along with once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventures in conjunction with innovative academic endeavors.

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Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
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The dramatic account of SUU founders provides an example of fortitude for today’s modern university experience. In 1897, the newly organized Utah Legislature called for the hurried establishment of a teacher training school to provide for the region’s emerging pioneer settlement communities.


Southern Utah University is a caring campus community where students come to explore their interests and prepare for meaningful careers and life experiences. With more than 140 undergraduate programs* and 21 graduate and certificate programs across six academic colleges, SUU proudly offers world-class, project-based learning opportunities where students gain professional experience before entering the job market.


The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment supports SUU’s mission fulfillment by providing data and data analysis to inform institutional and programmatic planning, decision-making, and assessment. In addition to meeting internal data needs, the Office of IR & Assessment also represents SUU to external stakeholders by responding to report and data requests from state, federal, and other external agencies. Our office coordinates and collaborates with other entities on campus to ensure data integrity.


Student services

Student Success Advisors can help you clarify educational goals, assist you in developing an academic plan, interpret university policies and academic requirements, help you select appropriate course work, guide you through the academic decision making process, and direct you toward additional sources of information or assistance.

Housing services

Designed with 1st year students in mind, Cedar Hall’s innovative floor plan promotes a social atmosphere, making it easy to connect with other 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.

  • All utilities & Internet included
  • Quick-response maintenance
  • Admittance to community events

Library services

Linked to other libraries throughout the United States and world, the library provides materials and services to support the university curriculum in bringing students, faculty, librarians and technology together. The online catalog and computer bibliographic indexes provide access to the library's collection and to additional resources world wide.

Student Life

Campus life

Southern Utah University’s campus offers a serene and peaceful backdrop to purposeful study and academic exploration. The 130-acre, tree-covered landscape is punctuated by an architectural blend of modern and historic buildings, 1.3 acres of flower beds, and a public art display that weaves campus together in story and metaphor. A safe, residential campus allows students to create lifelong friendships in conjunction with their academic endeavors.

Student clubs

SUU has over 120 clubs on campus. We have clubs for many different interests, making it extremely easy to get involved. If there is not a club that fits what you are looking for it is super quick to start a new one. You will need 5 students, a full or part-time faculty or staff advisor, and will need to fill out the Club Registration Form on T-Bird Connection.

Cedar City, Utah, United States

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