Are freshman required to live on campus?
No, although there are definite advantages, including easy access to campus and resources.
How do I apply for housing?
Please use the link below to access the Housing Portal and begin the housing application process.
When should I apply?
On-Campus Housing fills up quickly, so we recommend as soon as possible. Academic year applications open up mid-October for the upcoming year, Spring only applications are available mid-July, and Summer applications are available starting January.
Is a deposit required to fill out an application?
If we still have availability, yes, a deposit and application fee is required. The total amount is $225 ($75 application fee, and a $150 refundable deposit). The $150 refundable deposit may either be kept on file at the end of the term if you apply for the upcoming year, or may be refunded for those not returning. Students owing money to the University may have some or all of the deposit forfeited.
How do roommates work?
Our housing application software will allow you to search for and select roommates, or you will be matched with a roommate automatically if that is your preference. If you have friends coming with you, you may create a roommate group on one of the application steps for everyone to join (your friends must also complete an application to join the group). If you do not know anyone when you apply, the application will ask you to complete several lifestyle questions. After you complete the questions, the software will recommend individuals who are compatible with you; you may then message these recommended roommates and then decide if you want to room together. If you do not find or select roommates, our software will pair you with roommates during the room assignment process.
When are room assignments made?
Room assignments are made once the amount of applications we’ve received equals the amount of bed spaces we have available. For academic year applications, room assignments are typically made around late spring/early summer. Room assignments for Spring Only applications are usually made by November, and assignments for summer applications are made in April.
Is there a curfew?
What should I bring?
Rooms come furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, chair and closet/drawer space. Other than the prohibited items listed in the Resident Life Handbook (see Cooking section on page 4, and the Pets and Prohibited Items paragraphs on page 24), bring the items that will help you be comfortable during your stay.
How does the meal plan work?
Students with meal plans do not have to pay sales tax. The meal plan works as a declining balance, a la carte. If you have a $1,000 meal plan, you are only charged per item as you purchase your food. Each item purchased will be deducted from your total. Meal plan dollars can be used at any food location on campus, including markets and concessions at athletic events. If you have left over money at the end of the school year, it will remain on your card and will be available when you return in the fall. You may set up a meal plan by contacting Dining Services (435-652-7676, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Do I have to get a meal plan?
Only students living in Nisson Towers are required to purchase a meal plan. Meal plans are optional for all other students in on-campus housing. Purchasing a meal plan is a great way to save time by not having to shop, cook, or clean dishes. Also, students with meal plans do not have to pay sales tax.
Is it safe?
Many hands and resources are at work to create a safe environment on Dixie State’s campus. Live-in staff participate in “on-duty” rotations and walk around all on-campus housing areas each night. The Dixie State University Police Department is certified by the state of Utah, and their police officers often patrol the on-campus housing complexes. The Department of Public Safety provides a daily crime log on their website along with additional public safety information. Dixie State’s annual security and fire safety reports can be found here. The division of Risk Management and Safety also works closely with on-campus housing in providing training and procedural direction.
Do I need a parking permit?
If you bring a car with you, then yes. There are different types of parking permits. When you purchase your permit, be sure to choose the “Student/Housing” permit, which will allow you to park in both student housing and other campus parking lots. Permits can be purchased on the Parking Management website.
How much does it cost to live on campus?
Prices vary depending on what building and room type you are looking at, as well as the semester.Please visit the link below for more information.
Are off-campus Housing apartments contracted with Dixie State University?
No, off-campus housing apartments are privately owned and managed.
What's the difference between a shared and private room?
Each apartment or suite has a combination of shared and/or private rooms. A shared room has two beds and means that there are two students (roommates) sharing the bedroom. A private room has one bed and means there is only one student living in that room.