Dixie State University invites the community to celebrate Homecoming week

Dixie State University invites community members and alumni to participate in the many time-honored traditions of Homecoming 2019. Beginning with the age-old tradition of turning the “D” on Black Hill red, DSU’s Homecoming will run Oct. 21 through 26.

Director of Alumni Relations John Bowler encourages all to come to campus to participate in the numerous activities being offered throughout the week. “Homecoming is a time to reconnect with people that have made an impact in our lives,” shared Bowler. “Whether a friend, professor or community member who has helped us in some way, remembering the people, places and things that have made us who we are is always worth our time.”

The week kicks off on Monday, October 21, with the Classic Car Show and Carnival hosted by the DSU Alumni Association. Held at Atwood Innovation Plaza South Field from 5 to 7 p.m., this free event will include classic cars, local food trucks and carnival games.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, the 2020 Miss Dixie State Scholarship Competition will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the M.K. Cox Performing Arts Center. General admission tickets are $10.

The next day, Wednesday, Oct. 23, Dixie State will celebrate its continued growth, innovation, and progress at the groundbreaking of the Science, Engineering & Technology Building at 11 a.m. at the Fountain Amphitheater on Dixie State’s campus.

Continuing the fun, the Trailblazer 5k returns to campus with glow paint, glowsticks, and plenty of prizes. Check-in starts at 7:30 p.m. with the race beginning at 8 p.m. Individuals and groups can register to compete at dixie.edu/5k.

Friday, Oct. 25, ushers in a tradition-rich weekend. At 10 a.m. the annual Homecoming Assembly will be held in the Eccles Concert Hall where students, past and present, will join in celebrating their love for Dixie State. Following the assembly, the traditional Rock the Mall show will be held at Noon on the Encampment Mall.

That evening, the sold-out Alumni Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will celebrate some of Dixie’s outstanding supporters. Dr. Antone L. Brooks, Frank Habibian and Mary Esther Putnam will be inducted into Dixie State’s Hall of Fame. The banquet and ceremony will take place in the Kenneth N. Gardner Center Ballroom and will feature speaker Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friday night the DSU Student Association will host a drive-in movie at 620 S. Tech Ridge Drive. This double-feature event will include family-friendly “Hotel Transylvania 3” beginning at dusk followed by “Insidious Chapter 2” at 9 p.m. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26, the annual Homecoming Parade will occur on a new route closer to campus, running down University Avenue from 150 South to 600 South. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will feature Dixie State athletes, departments, alumni and community organizations.

The parade will lead into the DSU Alumni Association pregame Tailgate with food and fun for all at Atwood Innovation Plaza South Field beginning at 11 a.m. Directly following the Tailgate, the Trailblazers will take on Chadron State with kick-off at 1:00 p.m. at Trailblazer Stadium.

For a detailed list of all Homecoming events and updates visit dixie.edu/homecoming.