D-Week | Destination: Dixie


The “D” on the black hill has overlooked St. George since 1915. This year marks the 102nd Anniversary and D-Week will be one of the largest celebrations yet at Dixie State University! Come with your family and friends and enjoy a week packed full of fun celebratory events! The “D” on the hill is traditionally red during homecoming and D-week.

DSU D-Week Contest

In connection with this year’s D-Week theme, we invite you to join us as we give away 10 prizes; 1st place is a cruise for two, 2nd place a 55-inch TV, 3rd place a fitbit, and 4th-10th will receive DSU swag. Prizes will be won through a contest on Seek —an augmented reality, location-based app. To participate in the contest, download the app by visiting seekadventureapp.com, and join the “DSU D-Week” contest. Points can be accumulated at D-Week events, Trailblazer Art in the City bison statues and local sponsoring businesses throughout town.

Contest Instructions

1. Download the free app at and join the “DSU D-Week” competition. Earn points to win a cruise, prizes, and DSU swag.
2. Collect bison chips by capturing the black treasure chests placed at the bison art statues around the city, at sponsoring businesses, and at D-Week events (see list below). In addition, collect local perks by opening surrounding chests.
3. Participants can check in at the businesses and bison art statues once every 4 hours, and at participating D-Week events from April 3rd through the 8th. Values of the chests will vary.
4. Winners will be announced at the True Trailblazers event on April 8th (See details below) and on DSU social media sites. ​

2017 D-Week Schedule

Wednesday & Thursday, March 29 & 30, 2017

9:00 am

Paint D Road | Outside Burns Arena (Free)
Two days of tradition and fun!

Monday, April 3, 2017

9:00 am to Noon

Kickoff | Gardner & Holland Plaza (Free)
Start the week off right, with some free breakfast!


Dixie Idol: Round 4 | Gardner Living Room (Free)
Support students as they compete for the final spots in Wednesday’s showdown!

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Food Fest | Encampment Mall $5 (Free w/Dixie ID)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

6:00 pm

Former D Queen Social (Free)
Will be held upstairs in the North Burns

7:30 pm

D Queen Pageant at the Cox Auditorium ($5)
Support our students as they compete for the title of D Queen!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

7:30 pm

Dixie Idol Finale & Hypnotist-Bruce McDonald | Gardner Center Ballroom (Free)
Student singing competition for cash prizes!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6:00 pm

Twister World Record | East Elementary School Field (Free)
Check in at 5:15pm. World record will be the most people playing Twister in 60 minutes.

Friday, April 7, 2017

5:00 pm

Great Race at the Encampment Mall (Free)
A time honored tradition and some of the most fun you’ll have on campus!

6:30 pm

Carnival at the Encampment Mall (Free)
An evening of games, treats, and great company!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

7:00 am

Whitewash the D | D on The Hill (Free)
A tradition dating back over 100 years! Take part in history! Free breakfast!

7:00 pm

Evening of Dixie | Zion Room of the Holland Building (5th Floor)
A fun evening to honor giving alumni & community members, entertainment, and trivia giveaway!

9:00 pm

D Week Dance | Burns Arena
Shake your groove thing at the D Week dance


True Trailblazer | DSU Fountain
The best traditions include smooches!