How to Register for SUUSI

Fast Facts for Returning Participants

Detailed Info for Newcomers

So you’ve decided to come to SUUSI! We’re so happy to hear it.

You’ll be able to get started on the process by reviewing the catalog for 2018. Online registration begins April 1st and continues until late June.

If those dates haven’t arrived yet, you might still find it helpful to look over the instructions below & review last year’s catalog. Or just poke around on the website and get a better idea of what SUUSI is like. Come back in the spring and we’ll get you signed up!

Planning Your SUUSI
Your first step is to read the 2018 catalog. The first part of the catalog provides general information about SUUSI’s programs and activities. SUUSI 2018 workshops and nature trips are listed beginning on page 35.

We don’t recommend picking an activity for every morning and afternoon session all week long – that works out to be way too exhausting for most people. Make sure you leave some down time in your schedule. 

Our Newcomer Coordinator, Dianna MacPherson, would be delighted to talk with you about SUUSI and answer any questions you might have. Reach out to her at newcomers@suusi.org

If you have a child under 10, their mornings will be spent in age-based youth programming. Children 0-5 return to their same class in the afternoon, while 6-10 year-olds should pick afternoon workshops from pages 17-20 in the catalog. Of course you’re welcome to keep your children with you during any time segment! You might like to sign up for a family-friendly Nature trip or Sports & Games activity together. Young people in the Middler and Teen programs have activities in their own age track and do not need to sign up for workshops, although they may.

Special Programs to Get Connected

SUUSI is a large community, and sometimes newcomers feel a bit daunted by its size. We’d like to highlight some of the workshops and activities which are specifically designed to help you meet folks or to understand how SUUSI works. Find out more about these in the catalog:

  • #190, 290, 291: Newcomer Tours
  • #106: Speed Socializing at Lunch
  • #184: 36 Questions
  • #207: Speed Socializing
  • #309: Speed Socializing at Night
  • #480: Make New SUUSI Buddies!
  • #907: Initiative Games

Newcomers often mention that nature trips, service projects, and multi-day workshops are also great ways to get to know people at SUUSI. 

Registering
SUUSI uses an online registration system called SOLIS. Access SOLIS here and create an account. Follow the prompts to register for SUUSI 2018. If you are planning to attend SUUSI with other people in your family, start one registration and then add people to your “family group” in SOLIS.

Questions about the registration process? Contact our Registrar, Connie Moore, at registration@suusi.org.

Affording SUUSI
We think SUUSI costs compare favorably with other week-long vacation options. Your SUUSI registration cost includes housing and food for the week, as well as many activities. If you can’t afford to attend SUUSI, however, you do have options:

  • Apply to be on staff. SUUSI is an all-volunteer organization. Instead of being paid, our staff members work in exchange for a reduction in their registration and housing fees. You can work part-time or full-time at SUUSI.
  • Apply for a SUUSIship. SUUSI offers scholarships to individuals and families who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend. You may apply for a SUUSIship through SOLIS when you register. If you know you will need a SUUSIship, it’s best to apply early, as funds are limited.