Show Your Thunderbird Pride September 1st
September 1st is College Colors Day.
College Colors Day was founded by the College Licensing Company in 2004, to allow fans to represent the apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day.
Some notable dates for College Colors Day from National Today include the year 1636 when Harvard University was established as one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States.
In 1902 the first Rose Bowl took place in California, and in 2004 the first College Colors Day took place.
Cedar City has its very own university to represent on College Colors Day.
Frome UEN.org, "Established in 1897 as a branch normal school by the state legislature, SUU has a history unique in the annals of American higher education. The entire population of Cedar City engaged in building Old Main, the first building on campus. The project was begun in mid-winter as men began hauling logs from Cedar Mountain to the campus. Men and women donated materials, money, and labor toward the completion of the building in order that the fledgling institution could meet the construction deadline imposed by the state."
In 1965 the state legislature approved a measure to transform the institution from a junior college to a four-year college consisting of four schools and those four schools of the college were divided into thirteen departments plus a Division of Continuing Education. In 1992 it was granted university status, becoming Southern Utah University.
Now, in the year 2023, Southern Utah University offers 150 undergraduate programs, 32 graduate and certificate programs, and a professional doctorate degree across seven academic colleges to more than 12,000 students.
You can find out all you need to know about this year’s homecoming celebrations in the article attached here.