Frequently Asked Questions

Where Do I Start?

First you’ll need your own copy of the D Book. It is available digitally on a Canvas Course where you can keep track of your tradition levels, what traditions you have left to complete, and more! Click Here to self-enroll into the D Book course now. If you would prefer a paper copy of the tradtitions book, visit the DSU Alumni Offices located in the East Wing of the Alumni House (684 E 500 S, St. George, UT 84770) to get your free copy. You can also email us at

What is a Tradition Keeper?

A Dixie Tradition Keeper is a student who is fully involved in their university experience, and wants to make the most out of everything. You will be fully immersed in Dixie and will be proud to say, “I went to Dixie”. As soon as you fulfill your first D Book tradition you become a Tradition Keeper! As you complete more traditions you reach certain “levels” of a Dixie Traditions Keeper. Each level is accompanied by an award, wrapping up with the Dixie Tradition Keeper Medallion you will proudly wear as you walk across the stage at commencement.

What are the tradition levels?

The various levels are:
The Woodward: 25 Traditions (The first original Dixie campus off Main Street!)
The 700 Club: 35 Traditions (The current Dixie campus off 700 East!)
The Dixie Elite: 45 Traditions (Title gained after completing traditions!)

How to complete a tradition?

There are two ways:

Visit and click on the “Enroll Now” button. This will bring up a window for you to sign into canvas. Use your DixieID which consists of your student ID. (Example: D00112233) Once you have enrolled, you will see modules that consist of Fall, Spring, and Year Round Traditions. We will notify you beforehand of upcoming traditions so you won’t miss your chance to complete them. After you have completed each tradition, simply use the “Upload” link under the tradition submission tab. Once your photo is uploaded you have completed that tradition and you’re one step closer to becoming a DSU tradition keeper! (This “class” has no affect on your grades/transcripts and will not appear)

Enroll on Canvas

Watch for an SAA booth in which you can bring your book and proof of picture to. Show an SAA member the proof you attended an event, and they will stamp that tradition!

What’s the purpose you may ask?

  1. To help you have the best college experience you can have! Dixie has many “need to knows”, and the D Book can be your guide. The beginning sections will provide you with important information that will help you succeed, and also keep you involved. As you read through these sections pay attention to all the many amenities, student groups, and necessary information to help you grow from an incoming freshman to a graduating senior!
  2. Just remember Traditions Never Graduate! Use this book to learn all the unique and wonderful traditions here at Dixie State University! The traditions section has over 40 traditions and events to be involved in, and also will have the opportunity to create your own. Make sure as you complete each tradition to take a picture. You will place these pictures in your book, documenting your amazing experiences at Dixie. Just imagine yourself walking across the stage at commencement, in your cap and gown, wearing your Traditions Keeper medallion!

We will see you soon as you become a Dixie Tradition Keeper! Go and make the best of your college years!