2023 Global Polytechnic Summit

Hotels and Travel

About St. George

St. George is characterized by stunning vistas, geological formations, and red rock hills. The stunning red mesas enjoy over 300 days of sunshine annually. It is a world-class venue for rock climbing, cycling, canyoneering, hiking, ATV riding, fishing, boating and jet-skiing. St. George recently hosted the 2022 Ironman World Championships and Ironman 70.3 World Championships, as well as other major outdoor sporting events and championships. St. George is also home to 18 golf courses within 15 miles of downtown. High daytime temperatures in June typically range from 85-95°F (29-35°C). The climate is dry and rain is rare.

Things to Do In St. George


Group Rates Expire on May 4, 2023

Before your Arrive

International Travel

Please check with the US State Department for visa requirements.  Visit this Homeland Security website for information regarding the visa waiver program for participating countries.  If you have additional questions or need a letter of support for international travel please contact the Director of International Students and Scholars here at Utah Tech University, Shadman Bashir.

Whatsapp: 435-375-1245

Phone: 435-879-4545


  • Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada:  This is the largest airport within a two hour drive (125 miles or 200 km) to St. George, Utah. The State of Nevada is located in the Pacific Time Zone and then crossing into Utah you will enter the Mountain Time Zone.
  • St. George Regional Airport (SGU): This local airport is small with limited flights in and out daily–more convenient, possibly more expensive.

Getting a Round


The following shuttles provide pick-up at the Las Vegas Airport for transportation to St. George, Utah.


St. George, Utah, is a city along the Interstate I-15 Highway which connects to Salt Lake City traveling North, and Las Vegas to the Southwest.  Interstate I-70 from Colorado also connects to the I-15 highway.  See map for additional directions.


  • Complimentary parking available at the group rate hotels.
  • Parking on Utah Tech Campus can be arranged by requesting a campus visitor parking pass on the registration form or by contacting April Ficklin.
  •  Off-campus events may have parking limitations.

About Utah Tech University

The University’s history goes all the way back to the settlement of St. George in 1857, when leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asked 38 families to move to the southwest corner of Utah to establish a town and grow cotton. The encampment mall where these pioneers parked their covered wagons, raised their families, and taught their children school lessons is now the center of Utah Tech’s campus.

Today, Utah Tech University is a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution that offers transformative experiences within all of our 250+ programs and disciplines
– humanities, arts, education, health sciences, business, and STEM – with the most affordable university tuition in Utah. Our students make, create, and innovate in the classroom and online while gaining real-world active learning experiences through internships, clinical experiences, undergraduate research, industry partnerships,
and service-learning.

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