Dixie State University

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

On-Campus 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 On-Campus Housing’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. Credit/debit card, and online check payments, can be made online through MY DIXIE, or in person at the Cashier’s Office (cash/check only) located on the first floor of the Holland Centennial Commons Building. Rent for Single Student Housing is due on the first day of the semester; for Family Student Housing, rent 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.

What to Bring

Al rooms come furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, desk chair, and dresser drawers. Specific information pertinent to a student’s room assignment will be emailed prior to Check-In. However, here are some basic items to consider:

  • Mattress sheets and cover (specific sizes needed will be emailed prior to Check-In once room assignments are complete)
  • Pillow
  • Towel(s)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hangers
  • Microwave if the room assignment is at Nisson Towers (students should coordinate with their roommate)
  • TV if the room assignment is at Abby, Chancellor, or Nisson Towers (students should coordinate with their roommates)
Room and Roommate Assignment

Students have the ability to indicate their bed space preferences during the online application process. Room assignments are made after the total applications received by the University equal the total number of bed spaces available in On-Campus Housing. Assignments are typically made during the Spring Semester preceding Fall Semester. Bed spaces are available on a first come first serve basis, and assignments are based on several factors (e.g., application submittal date, roommate groups, occupancy availability, etc.). Applicants are notified via the applicants’ University-assigned Dmail email address a week in advance of the commencement of the assignment process; this allows applicants an opportunity to return to the application portal to search for roommates (if needed/desired). Applicants are notified via email once the assignment process is complete.

Students may search for, message, and accept roommates as part of the online application. Students who have not selected a roommate by the time room assignments are made will be assigned a roommate(s) based on compatibility (e.g., responses to the Lifestyle Questions on the application) and availability. On-Campus Housing cannot guarantee that every roommate situation will be perfect. Roommates are encouraged 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 resolution cannot be attained, students are allowed to change room assignments based on availability.

Application and Availability

Applications for housing accommodations are processed online. For Single Student Housing, there is a $75 non-refundable application fee and $150 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 indicate their bed space preferences 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 and a unit becomes available. If a student is accepted into Family Student Housing, a deposit will be required to secure the reservation. If On-Campus Housing is 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).

Contact

Have questions? Reach out to us!

Housing Office

Email: housing@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7570

Fax: 435-652-4050

Office: 974 E 100 S
St. George, UT 84770