Orientation
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all new freshmen are required to attend. Any students with extenuating circumstance (e.g. coming from Alaska) should contact the Student Success Center at 435-879-4691 or email studentsuccess@dixie.edu for other arrangements.

Whether you are new to higher education or new to Dixie State University, we want to make sure you have the information and tools you need to succeed at DSU. The Trailblazer Prep is designed to give you the information that you will need to choose the right classes and enroll. You will also get other useful information, including choosing the right major, financial aid tips, and more! This is an online course made up of 6 modules that will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Class registration for New Freshmen begins April 4th. Information on how to register for classes can be found in your Introduction to DSU Canvas course. We want you to get the classes you need, specific to your major. If you have any questions about registration, reach out to your Academic Advisor, Peer Coach, or the Student Success Center. We want to make registering for classes stress free!

As soon as you respond “yes” to the enrollment intention form, you will automatically be put into an Introduction to DSU Canvas course, specific to your major (or undecided). Through your Introduction to DSU Academic Advisor Canvas course, your advisor will provide you with the information you need to register for the right classes for your major. Your advisor will contact you to help answer any questions you may have. You will also have the opportunity to meet with your advisor in person at New Student Orientation.

Every freshman student will benefit from enrolling in the Trailblazer Connections class. This two-credit course will give you the tools and success skills you will need to thrive in college. Research has shown that students who participate in a first year experience course are more likely to stay in college and earn a college degree.

It’s free! While other colleges and universities charge you an Orientation Fee, we recognize that college is already expensive enough. In addition to providing lunch, we’re also getting you a t-shirt!

Yes! We encourage you to bring family members. They will be able to support you as they attend some of the same sessions you will attend, including the transition to college life, and we have sessions designed specifically for them. We just need to know how many to expect for lunch.

The available dates are viewable when you access the online registration form and choose from the pull-down menu. They are also shown on our Orientation Schedule page.

There are several parking options: around the north and west side of the Eccles building and south in the parking lot above the Cox/Avenna Center Building. Check out this map for specific locations.

You can e-mail studentsuccess@dixie.edu and the Orientation Office will attempt to reschedule you, depending on space availability.

You should reserve your space as soon as you can determine the best time for you and other family members to attend. The deadline is one week prior to each session.

Saint George has a regional airport that can be found at this website: www.flysgu.com. But the closest international airport is McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, NV. Depending on traffic, it takes approximately two hours to drive north to Saint George. There are several shuttle services available, although renting a car would be more convenient and allow you to see the area while you are here.

Yes. All students should be admitted before attending. Students should have the Trailblazer Prep Course finished before attending New Student Orientation, and in order to login to the Trailblazer Prep Course, students must first be admitted.

Dress comfortably. Also recognize that during June and July in St. George, it can get warm (OK, hot), so no jackets will be needed. We’ll be taking your picture for your picture ID, so look your best.

Orientation begins at the Eccles Fine Arts Building. There are several parking options: parking around the north and west of the Eccles building and south in the parking lot above the Cox / Avenna Center Building. Check out this map for specific location.

In addition to getting your picture taken for an ID card, you will have the chance to visit any of our Student Services offices after orientation, including Financial Aid, Disability Resource Center, Housing, etc.

Our staff at the Student Success Center are happy to answer any of your questions. They can be reached by calling 435.879.4691, or via e-mail at studentsuccess@dixie.edu.

Contact

Student Success Center

Email: StudentSuccess@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4691

Office: Browning 109