Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! Welcome back to school! I hope your Christmas break was fantastic, just like mine was. I hope you were able to give your brain the break it deserves so that you’re ready to start school again-I know I did (I may, or may not, have just have watched Netflix for three weeks straight, but I’m ready to get back into the swing of things!).

You want to know one of the best things about coming back to school? Welcome Back Week!welcome back week

“What’s Welcome Back Week?” you might ask. Well, to get students here at SUU excited about being back, SUUSA holds something fun every day the first week of classes. This week’s theme is “Disney”. They have signs all over campus saying what activities are going on, when, and where they are. If you can’t read the sign, each day has a little theme- Monday is Fantasy Land, Tuesday is Adventure Land, etc. Then they have an activity going on that day to go with the theme- Monday was meet Disney characters at Bread and Soup Nite (purposefully spelled wrong), Tuesday is a Jungle Cruise/Animal Interaction and Pirates of the Caribbean, Wednesday is Frontier Land so they’re doing roping and swing dancing that night.


One of the most popular events that SUUSA holds is Casino Night. They usually hold it during Welcome Week in the first semester, and Welcome Back Week in the second semester. People get all dressed up and go play games you’d find in a casino. But instead of money, they have tickets they give out. At the end of the night, after everyone is done gambling, they can win prizes with the tickets that they have. To go with the Disney theme, this Casino Night’s theme is New Orleans Square, which is pretty jazzy if you ask me (pun definitely intended).casino night

These activities are great ways to make new friends, get out of the apartment, and have good clean fun in college. I love Welcome Back Week. Yesterday, they were selling pretzels, popcorn and churros in the Rotunda on a little stand like they’d have at Disneyland. Who doesn’t like a good pretzel stand? The only things missing were giant turkey legs and giant pickles, but maybe they’ll have those one of the other nights.

This is just one example of the fantastic events you can look forward to when you join us here at Southern Utah Univeristy- otherwise known as The Second Happiest Place on Earth -right behind Disneyland :).


I wrote a poem for you about finals. I hope you enjoy it because I took precious study time to write it just for you!

‘Twas the night before finals, and all throughout campus,

all the students were studying, and wanting to cuss.

Their books were sitting on the tables with care,

all in hopes that their grades, teachers would spare.


The students weren’t snuggled all tight in their beds,

they were at the library, busy cramming their heads.

Some students, if they’re lucky little saps,

might have time for a few five minute naps.

Right when some think they are ready to sleep,

they’ll toss and turn all night and maybe even weep.

For they are so stressed about their finals test,

they’ll wake up in the morning without any zest.

Throughout the week, they’ll study and study,

with all of these finals, the mind turns to putty.

But soon tests will be over and students will be happy,

by the end of the week, students might even be sappy.

Good luck with your finals everyone! I know you’ll do great! Just keep on keeping on and here’s a few more finals memes for good luck!




Dead Week

Oh “Dead Week”, how I love you…not.

For those of you who don’t know what “Dead Week” is, it is the week before finals. This is the week where all the stress hits you full force. You would think finals week would be more stressful–not so my friend. This is the week when all your professors give you last minute assignments. Sometimes your finals might be in your class during “Dead Week”, depending on your professor. This week I have had to write papers, give presentations, bring my dinner onto campus so that I didn’t starve whilst studying, sacrifice precious sleep and sacrifice precious Netflix time.

It’s probably not actually as bad as I make it sound. Some students call it “Dead Week” because they have nothing to do. They’re just waiting to take their finals next week. Their teachers have run out of things to do so they either cancel class or give a pointless lecture. When I was a freshman and sophomore, this was what my “Dead Weeks” were like. I don’t remember being stressed at all.

In high school, I had never even heard of dead week. The week before finals all my teachers did was put on “The Office” and have potlucks. But I know some of you in high school are probably stressing out because your finals are coming up so I came up with some funny pictures and motivation for you.

Also there are some perks to “Dead Week”. Like the other day, the school did a showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy” for free! I hadn’t seen it yet so of course I went! It’s was amazing! The school does these movie showings all throughout the year to help students have fun and to give them a little break from studying. Last semester they showed “The Desolation of Smaug” and earlier this year they showed “Maleficent”. I also saw “The Dark Knight Rises” for the first time when the school showed it a few years ago. I’m really hoping next semester they’ll show “Mockingjay” so I don’t have to pay to go see it at the movie theater. Going to see these movies gave me a much needed break from school and they were fun and free! I’m really grateful to the school for doing this for me.

Keep on keeping on! If I can make it through “Dead Week” then you can too! I believe in you!

Red Riot!

This year we’ve started to do something a bit differently. Instead of just regular overnights,  we now have things called Red Riots. Our very first one was last weekend. It was super fun! We did a photo scavenger hunt tour, had Cafe Rio for dinner, had open rec night, had a dance and ate ice cream in a 100 foot gutter.

For the tour we split into groups, and ran around campus taking pictures at certain spots that were on the list. Students got to come up with their own creative ways to make the picture their own.

For open rec night, we went to the school’s gym. They had basketball for us, volleyball, the rock wall, Dance Dance Revolution. It was way fun. Then if you didn’t have fun at open rec, you could go to the dance they had. They hired a DJ and we just partied. Here’s a little video of the dance!

Because who doesn't love a good dance party!? #suuredriot #suuca

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During the dance, they put ice cream sundae stuff in a newly bought, clean 100 foot gutter. It was super fun. Here are some pictures of that! IMG_0944 IMG_0946

The next day, we waived application fees for students who wanted to apply, gave away prizes (including a flipping GoPro!) and we had a tailgate then we went to the football game. It was so much fun!

 If you want, you can go on Instagram or Twitter and search for #suuredriot and you can look at pictures seniors posted over the weekend.

There’s one coming up this weekend and it sounds like it’s going to be even more fun! We’re watching a basketball game, we’re having another open rec night, but with karaoke, those giant hamster ball things. I think we’re also doing Minute to Win It. You should definitely sign up!

We have some more next semester so if this weekend doesn’t work, you can come then. Here’s a link to dates for the overnights and you can click on the date you want and sign up for it. It’s only $20!  http://www.suu.edu/prostu/overnight/

I hope you can come! It will be way fun and it will help you to see what college life is like. If you can’t come to a Red Riot, you should at least come get a campus tour. You need to come see campus because you’ll fall in love with it and never want to leave! It’s amazing!

I hope to see you soon!

Application Deadline

Guys. You know how stressed you were getting because if you wanted a scholarship to SUU you had to apply before December 1st, which is now less than a month away!? Well not anymore!! Now you have to apply before March 1st! That’s a whole three more months to get it done! I wouldn’t procrastinate though if I were you. I’d get it done ASAP because before you know it, it will be February 28 and you’ll be stressing because you forgot about your application.

And guess what? In the next little bit, they’re doing open houses where you can come apply for free!! And get awarded a scholarship right then and there! How great is that? Here’s the schedule so you can see if there’s an open house near you! http://suu.edu/prostu/openhouse/

Now, to help your stress of applying go away, here are a few comics about applying for college that I hope you find just as funny as I did.

And just one more because three is my lucky number.

I hope you enjoyed those as much as I did. Now go apply before you run out of time!

Fall Fun

As you’re receiving your acceptance letters to SUU, your friends might try to convince you not to come here because it’s a small town and there’s nothing to do here (well at least that’s what my friends said). Well they are wrong. Here at SUU we have tons of great activities to keep you entertained so you don’t go crazy from boredom.

One of the best events the school has, in my opinion, is the homecoming  concert they have. My freshman year, they had Rocket to the Moon come, my sophomore year it was Hello Goodbye and this year it was Party Crashers.
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It was super fun! Not to mention that right after the concert, we have “True T-bird Night”. If you don’t know what that is I’ll explain. After the concert, at midnight, you and a significant other (or a stranger if you prefer) will walk down to the Old Sorrel statue and kiss…Woo! Sounds fun right? Who wouldn’t want to do that? (confession: I’ve actually never gone to that part of homecoming week, I usually leave after the concert is done. I know, I’m such a party pooper. Anyway, I hear it’s cool so…ya.)

Another event that is super popular here at SUU is….

The Scream (Ahhh!!) This year’s theme was “A Haunting Night to Remember”. Confession time again: I’ve never gone to The Scream either…I know. I’m such a boring person! I’ve been here three years and haven’t been to True T-bird night or The Scream. But I did help set up for the dance my freshman year and it looked fun. Some of my friends went this year said it was super fun. They had a fake tattoo artist, hypnotist/mentalist, an artist to draw your picture and a dance. I think they had a costume contest too with a $500 prize for one person and $1000 prize for a group. Isn’t that awesome?! I totally could have won that contest too (I was a Hobbit. Don’t be jealous because my costume was cooler than yours).

So those are the main things that they do in fall semester but they do have small activities. Like this week is Disability Week where they’re trying to help people see what disabilities are like. Last night I went (yes I actually went and did something) and watched “Patch Adams” (great movie! Go watch it!) for Disability week and it was free! They do movie showings a lot throughout the year. A few weeks ago they did a showing of “Maleficent” (before it was even out on DVD) so that’s pretty dang cool if I do say so myself.

Oh! A few weeks before Halloween, they did a haunted tour of campus. An administrator came and walked around campus with students and told ghost stories about some of the buildings. It was super creepy. I almost peed my pants.

So there you have it. A plethora of things to do when you come to school here so you won’t die of boredom. Tell your friends about these and they won’t have any other reasons to convince you not to come here. This might even convince them to join you!

It’s back — #admittedSUU

Ahhh… the letter that everyone is waiting for. The admissions letter. That prized piece of paper that has your name followed by “Congratulations! You have been accepted to Southern Utah University…” All those AP, honors classes, late night study sessions and group projects are now paying off and you are on your way to college.

Well… those letters are starting to land in mail boxes and we want to see them. Show us your excitement about getting admitted to SUU (and getting your scholarship) and we’ll show you the love by giving some lucky future T-birds some free SUU gear. Here is all you have to do:

  • FIRST — follow us on Twitter (@futuretbirds) or Instagram (@futuretbirds) or Like us on FB (FutureSUUTbirds)
  • SECOND — Post a pic showing off your admissions letter and tag us in it
  • THIRD – use #admitted SUU and #tbirdnation

Every week we will select one lucky future t-bird from the submissions to receive an SUU sweatshirt. Winner will be announced the following week.

It’s a kind of a big deal to get admitted to SUU and we want to make sure that you are relishing in your accomplishment. So snap those selfies for your shot at some SUU gear because… let’s face it… everyone looks good in red!