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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Welcome to Dixie State University

We are excited that you have chosen Dixie State University, and we look forward to meeting you at New Student Orientation. Orientation is an interactive program designed for all new Dixie State students and their families and is required for all new freshmen students. Our number one goal is to help each new student experience a stress-free transition to college while introducing you to our great institution.

How do I prepare for orientation?

Before you come to Orientation, you will need to take the Trailblazer Prep course. Trailblazer Prep is a series of modules designed to provide you with the information and tools you need to start your trail toward success here at DSU. You can find the Trailblazer Prep course in your Intro to DSU Canvas course in Module 1, or you can complete Trailblazer Prep right here on the New Student Orientation Website. After completing the Trailblazer Prep modules, the next module in your Intro to DSU Canvas course will teach you how to register for classes. Be sure to contact your Academic Advisor and/or Peer Coach if you have any questions. We are here to make sure your transition is worry free!

Trailblazer Prep: Your Trail Starts Here!

Another form of preparation is our "What's Next" live webinar. If you missed it, we've got you covered! Follow the link below to the PowerPoint of information from the webinar event.

"What's Next" Live Webinar PowerPoint

What Happens at Orientation?

If you have completed Trailblazer Prep and are registered for classes, you are ready for New Student Orientation! During Orientation, you can expect to:

  • Take a tour of the DSU campus with an Orientation Leader
  • Meet new friends and campus staff and faculty
  • Learn how to be successful in a new environment
  • Get acquainted with campus resources

Fall New Student Orientation Schedule

8:00am Campus tour with early check-in (optional)
8:30am Check-in at Eccles Fine Arts Center
9:00-10:00am Welcome and Presentations

10:00am-1:30pm Students

  • 10:15am-12:15pm Active Life Breakout Sessions
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch with Academic Advisor
  • 1:30pm Pick up your Free DSU T-shirt and check out the Information Fair
10:00am-1:30pm Parents

  • 10:00-10:30am Parent Programs Session
  • 10:30-11:30am Break
  • 11:30am-1:00pm Lunch with the Dean of Students
  • 1:30pm Check out the Information Fair

Click on the link below to register for orientation before it fills.

Sign up for Orientation