Connect, Cultivate, Celebrate - 10 years of SUU Outdoors

Ten Years of Outdoors at SUU

You are invited to attend the SUU Outdoor Recreation 10th Anniversary Celebration!

When: SUU Homecoming Week - October 10-12, 2013
Where: Cedar City, Utah

All current and former SUU students, professionals, and community members involved or interested in anything outdoors at SUU are welcome. Why should you come?

  • Connect with old friends
  • Cultivate new friendships and build the future of SUU and the Outdoors
  • Celebrate SUU and the amazing outdoors

Deadline extended for Dutch oven dinner and auction reservations - Deadline is now Wednesday, October 9 at 12 Noon

Thursday Oct. 10

11:30 a.m. - Special Outdoor Education Series “Hike Down Memory Lane…Remembering 10 Years of Outdoors at SUU”

  • Join SUU alumni, students, faculty, staff and community in swapping memories and stories over the last 10 years of outdoor life at SUU.
  • Sharwan Smith Student Center Living Room (see No. 42 on the campus map)

Friday Oct. 11

(Check specific times listed)
Reservations required. Deadline Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Reservations can be made by calling SUU Outdoors at 435.865.8704  (10 am – 5 pm, M-F) or by email at

  • Your choice of three recreation opportunities
  • Trips leave from SUU Outdoors
  • All activities are free
  • National Parks Adventure

National Parks Adventure

  • Zion National Park, Kolob Canyons
  • National Park Geology expert and SUU Dean of Science, Dr. Robert Eves will join us
  • All ages welcome
  • 10 am – 2 pm
  • 20 person limit
  • Reservation required
  • Bring a lunch and water, dress for the weather (layers)

Canyoneering Adventure

  • Kolob Terrace area
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 9 am – 4 pm
  • 20 person limit
  • Reservation required
  • Bring a lunch and water, dress for weather (layers) inc. jacket)

Family Adventure 

  • Kayaking, Rock Climbing, and outdoor games/activities on SUU campus
  • All ages welcome
  • Reservation required

6 p.m. - Dutch Oven Dinner and Fundraising Event for Scholarships

  • Join us for a wonderful evening of sharing memories with good friends and good food
  • Willow Glen Inn (See for directions)
  • Dinner, auction, camp songs, music, displays, memories
  • Dutch Oven Dinner Menu: Mesquite Roasted Chicken, BBQ Roast Beef, Dutch Oven Potatoes, Sourdough Bread, Vegetable
  • Cost $15 for adults, and $10 for SUU students and children under 12.
  • Reservation required
    • Payment and Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 12 noon
    • Reservations can be made by calling SUU Outdoors at 435.865.8704  (10 am – 5 pm) or by email at

9 p.m. - SUU Observatory
Scopes will be set up for viewing – come join us for stargazing

Saturday Oct. 12

7:30 a.m.  - ROTC 5K Fun Run 

9:30 a.m. - Alumni Pancake Breakfast at the Alumni House

11 a.m. -  Parade

  • Join the OR Reunion Float
  • Decorate at 10 am at parking lot in front of SUU Outdoors

12 p.m.- Tailgate Party

  • Food and fun  (slackline, climbing wall, games, campfire)
  • Field west of stadium

2 p.m. - SUU Homecoming Football Game


For trip or dinner reservations, or to make a donation, contact SUU Outdoors

Call: 435-865-8704 (Hours 10 am – 5 pm M-F)
In Person: SUU Outdoors, Sharwan Smith Student Center, Southern Utah University


  • Dutch Oven Dinner: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 12 Noon
  • Trips: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • Donations: No deadline, but the sooner the better!

Please consider "Paying it Forward" and helping future students be able to continue to be trained as outdoor professionals. A donation of any size would be appreciated. All donations will go towards scholarships for current and future students in the Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism program.

10 Year Anniversary T-shirt - $10.00

Cash Donations

  • Mt. Everest Level - $501 and up
  • Mt. McKinley Level - $101 - $500
  • Kings Peak Level - $1 - $100

For more information and updates contact SUU Outdoors or 435-865-8704

Sponsored by Southern Utah University, Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center, SUU Outdoors, and the SUU Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism Program