Information for Parents

Information for Parents

Housing and Resident Life at Dixie State University welcomes you to on-campus housing. College can be an exciting time for students and their families. As students progress and prepare themselves for their futures, it can also be a time filled with challenges and changing roles.

Housing and Resident Life seeks to develop a partnership with parents as we guide students toward responsibility, involvement, leadership, and academic success. In this section we provide tools, information, and resources that you might find helpful as you support your student through his or her higher education experience.

Safety and Security

DSU Housing is committed to your student’s safety and security. We have a team of live-in student staff and managers, along with Campus Police, that work to monitor suspicious behavior, report problems, respond to incidents, and promote safety and security by educating our residents. More information about DSU Housing and Resident Life’s approach to Safety and Security can be found here. More information regarding Dixie State University’s overall crime statistics can be found here.

FERPA

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) prohibits Dixie State University from releasing certain personally identifiable information regarding a student to a third party (e.g., parent, spouse, etc.) without the student’s explicit written consent. Information regarding a student may only be disclosed to individuals identified on a completed Consent to Release Student Information form, which may be found here.

Student Billing Information

All Housing charges will be placed on the student’s DSU account. The account balance can be accessed at any time online by visiting MY DIXIE online here. Credit/debit card, and online check payments can be made online through MY DIXIE, or in person at the DSU Cashier’s Office (cash/check only) located on the first floor of the Holland Building. Rent for Single Student Housing is due on the first day of the semester; for Family Student Housing it is due on the first of each month.

Student Success

Our staff is committed to promoting an environment where students are closely connected with the campus through activities that promote responsibility, involvement, leadership, and academic success. As students participate in our Resident Life program, they will develop skills that help them succeed in college and post-college life. To learn more about the Student Success Initiative, click here.

What to Bring

Suggested Items to bring with you:

  • Twin size mattress sheets and bedding (Extra Long Twin in Shiloh)
  • Cloth Mattress Cover
  • Pillows
  • Personal towel
  • Cleaning supplies (bathroom and bedroom)
  • Hangers
  • Shower curtain
  • Optional items that are useful:
  • TV (Cable is included with rent)
  • Microwave
  • Computer (Internet is provided in rooms)
  • Bed risers (Nisson non-refurbished rooms only)
  • Small refrigerator (in Nisson Towers)
  • Resident Life staff will provide access to:
  • Mops
  • Buckets
  • Brooms
  • Vacuums
  • Flat screen TV in lounge (DVD, cable, wireless internet)

Room and Roommate Assignment

Students have the ability to select their own room and roommate assignments via the housing portal and application process. They may log back into the portal and cancel room and/or roommate assignments previously selected if they change their mind later. Students who have not selected a room and/or roommate assignment by July 1 will be assigned a roommate based on compatibility (regarding the life style questions they answer on their application) and roommate and room availability at the time. We cannot guarantee that every roommate situation will be perfect. We encourage roommates to work together to establish mutually accepted expectations, and to develop good communication so that “bumps in the road” don’t develop into significant issues. If roommates do not get along, they should seek the help of a Resident Assistant or Resident Manager to guide them toward resolution. If a result ion cannot be attained, then we will allow a room changed based on availability.

Application and Availability

Applications for housing accommodations are processed online. For Single Student Housing, there is a $50 non-refundable application fee, and $200 refundable deposit required in order to reserve a bed space. Bed spaces are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The only way to guarantee a bed space is to process an application early. Single Student Housing applicants will be able to select their bed space during the application process. Family Student Housing applicants will not be able to select their living space, but will be contacted after their application is processed once space is available. If a student is accepted into Family Student Housing, a deposit will be required to secure the reservation. If we are full when a student applies, that student will be placed on a wait list. As students cancel their reservations, those on the wait list will be contacted and offered accommodations. If space is not available after a student applies, and accommodations are not offered, he/she will receive a deposit refund (if a deposit was submitted).