Homecoming Archive

2017 Homecoming Schedule

Wednesday, Thursday, October 18-19, 2017


Paint "D" Road (Free)
Burns Arena Entrance Road
Painting the “D” on the road has become a great Dixie tradition! Each year the “D” is painted in front of the Burn Arena the week before Homecoming week. Join us from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Wednesday (18th) and Thursday (19th) to be a part of this Homecoming kick-off tradition.

Monday, October 23, 2017


Homecoming Kick-Off (Free)
Centennial Commons
Kick-off Homecoming week with muffins, chocolate milk, and music! We would love to see you there outside Centennial Commons with us to celebrate.


Classic Car Show & All-American Dinner | Alumni House (Free)
Alumni House/Innovation Plaza
Each year, the Alumni Association hosts a classic car show across from the Alumni House. This event is free to Alumni, students, and the community. Make sure to come and cast your vote on your favorite cars and grab a bite to eat! Along with the traditional classic car show, there will be a special trunk or treat so bring your costumes and treat buckets!
If you would like to participate in showing your vehicle, register here

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Miss Dixie State Pageant ($10 | $5 w/ Dixie ID)
Cox Auditorium
The long-time tradition continues! Support DSU students as they compete for the title of Miss Dixie State University at the Cox Auditorium! Tickets will be available at the box office the evening of the event.

Wednesday, October 25, 2016


Active Learning Active Life Wellness Fair (Free)
Gardner Plaza/Diagonal
Join the Health & Wellness Center for a fair at the Gardner Plaza for free food, music, activities, Dixie Swag prizes, nutrition & health info, and flu shots!

12:00 Noon – 2:00pm

Human Performance Center Groundbreaking (Free)
SAC Parking Lot (Future HPC Location)
Dixie State University is excited to announce the groundbreaking of the future Human Performance Center. We invite you to help us celebrate breaking ground on the 155,000 square-foot facility. Following the groundbreaking, virtual tours will be available to view some of the state-of-the-art rooms along with renderings and models of the building. Refreshments will be available.

7:00pm (Open for Parking) – Dusk (Movie begins)

Drive-In Movie (Free)
620 S. Airport Road
Celebrate Paradise City Homecoming Week this year with the annual Drive-in Movie on the Hill featuring “Lilo & Stich”! This event is free to alumni, students, and the community! Don’t miss out on the free popcorn!

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Globetrotters (Starting at $22)
Burns Arena
The original Harlem Globetrotters will keep the excitement of Homecoming alive when they play at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 26, in the Burns Arena. Tickets start at $22 and are available at the Dixie State Ticket Office. For an alumni or student discount code, call 435-879-4400.

Friday, October 27, 2017

10:00am - 11:00am

Homecoming Assembly (Free)
Eccles Concert Hall
Keep the Dixie Spirit alive at our Homecoming Assembly (formerly known as Alumni Assembly) this year! Join us in the Eccles Concert Hall for a morning of talent and memories of Dixie.


Dr. Andrew Barnum Statue Ceremony (Free)
Science Building (South Side)
Don’t miss out on the Dr. Andrew Barnum Statue Unveiling Ceremony to celebrate Dr. Barnum and his lifelong contributions to Dixie State along with the famous alligator donuts as refreshments.

12:00pm (noon)

Rock the Mall (Free)
Gardner Plaza
Watch the student clubs and groups participate in a singing contest of their own renderings of the school song!


Alumni Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ($17.50 per person)
Gardner Ballroom
Join the Dixie State University at the flagship alumni event Friday evening to celebrate Homecoming and the Hall of Fame Inductees. Tickets are $17.50 per person and can be purchased at alumni.dixie.edu/banquet or by calling the Alumni Association at 435-879-4400.

10:00pm Check-in Starts | 12:00 Midnight Race Begins

Midnight 5K ($20 | $15 w/ Dixie ID)
Legend Solar Stadium
Night owls can show their Trailblazer spirit at the annual Midnight 5K, held on the recently renovated Legend Solar Stadium track. Registration is open online at dixie.edu/midnight5K.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Homecoming Parade (Free)
St. George Tabernacle (Start 700 E | End Main Street)
Show your Dixie Pride by lining the street of Tabernacle to wave on the Homecoming floats and vehicles! Get the Dixie energy pumping for the Trailblazer Tailgate and Homecoming Football Game right after!


Trailblazer Homecoming Tailgate Party (Free)
Alumni House/Innovation Plaza Field
Bring your vehicle and tailgate with us! FREE food, treats, games, and prizes. This year is “Paradise City” so bring your Hawaiian/tropical shirt to pick up a free piece of Dixie SWAG! Many different raffles will be available to those who are in attendance. A special tailgate drawing will be available to groups who bring a vehicle, at least one item of food for themselves, and park in the designated areas! For more details visit our tailgate page here!


Homecoming Football Game ($7 General Admission | Free w/ Dixie ID)
Legend Solar Stadium
After the tailgate, head over Legend Solar Stadium to cheer on the Dixie State Football Team as they take on Adams State at 1:00pm.! Be a part of the Dixie Spirit and wear red or your “Hawaiian”-wear.
*Children 12 & Under – free admission


Chaos (*$10)
Gardner Center
Come to the biggest Halloween Event in Southern Utah! This Halloween Dance is something you don’t want to miss. Rock out on the dance floor, check out the reptile room, brave the Haunted House, or hit up the Oxygen Bar and more! Buy your tickets at the Campus Store or Online at http://dixiestudentlife.com/chaos2017/ before we are sold out!

*$10 by purchasing at the bookstore | $15 by purchasing online | $20 at the door.

12:00am Midnight

True Trailblazer
Become a True Trailblazer! Come to the Gardner for a kiss at midnight!