Freshman Orientation

2015 Mandatory Freshman Orientation

The 2015 Dixie State University Freshman Orientation is a two day event that will take place on Friday August 21st and Saturday August 22nd. At the two day orientation, incoming freshman will participate in a variety of activities that will not only prepare them for the upcoming school year, but also engage them in social activities to meet new friends, student leaders on campus as well as some faculty, and staff.

We will prepare incoming freshman to succeed at DSU by helping you find your way around campus, providing information on resources for new students, and making sure you hit the ground running when classes start on that following Monday. Plus you will receive a bunch of free swag and be able to put in multiple drawings for big prizes throughout the event.

Below is a tentative agenda with dates and times that the activities will take place.

Friday, August 21st

Time Event Where
1:00 PM Check-in Burns Arena
3:00PM-6:00PM Breakout Sessions Campus Wide
6:00 PM Free Time Free Time
7:30 PM Friday Night Activity Encampment Hall

Saturday, August 22nd

Time Event Where
11:00 AM Opening Burns Arena
11:15 AM Freshman Photo Burns Arena
11:30 AM Majors/Resource Fair Gardner
1:00 PM Lunch Lunch

*Students receiving Veteran Education Benefits, please meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Udvar-Hazy Building Room 203 for information on Veteran Services at Dixie.Make sure that if you are an incoming freshman, you plan on attending this event as it is required for all freshmen. If you have not finalized your class schedule please contact the academic advisement center at 435-652-7690 as soon as possible. Also make sure and have your housing figured out before you come down. Most housing complexes will allow you to move in sometime during the week before school starts but the responsibility is yours to know exactly when that is.Remember that Tuition is due a week before classes start on August 17th. Make sure and check your Dmail often during the months of July and August for any updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact C.J. Ferguson at or call the New Student Programs Office at 435-652-7590