Get ‘Red, Wild and Free’ with Dixie State Homecoming Week 2016 events

A car show and dinner kicks of the Dixie State University Homecoming Week 2016 events at 6 p.m. at the Wade Alumni House, photo date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University Alumni Association Facebook page, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Dixie State University campus is coming alive in preparation for Homecoming Week 2016 with a new theme of “Red, Wild and Free.” A free car show and dinner will kick off events Monday evening at the Wade Alumni House, followed up by several other events taking place throughout the week in various locations around St. George in preparation for Saturday’s game.

Homecoming is a chance for alumni and community members alike to come to the Dixie State University campus to show support and appreciation for their local university and to take part in the rich traditions of Dixie.

Monday night, the “D” on the Black Hill will be lit up in red, signifying the beginning of the 2016 Homecoming Week. The red “D” is a long-held tradition with special significance, as it only appears twice a year: for Homecoming and D-Week.

Regarding this year’s theme, Dixie State University Student Body President Sarah Ramaker said they were looking for something which captured the feeling students and alumni felt coming back to Dixie in the fall.

It’s hard to mistake the Dixie Spirit and feeling of fun and freedom that our school affords its students,” Ramaker said.

Homecoming Week 2016 events:

Monday, Oct. 17

  • Car Show & Dinner – 6 p.m. | Wade Alumni House | Free.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • Miss Dixie Pageant – 7:30 p.m. | M.K. Cox Performing Arts Center | $5.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • Ribbon cutting for Campus View Suites – noon | outside of Campus View Suites | Free.
  • Drive-in Movie featuring Disney’s “Zootopia” – Gates open at 7 p.m., Movie begins at 8 p.m. | Ridgetop Complex, 620 S. Airport Road | Free.

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • Powderpuff football game – 8 p.m. | Legend Solar Stadium | Free.

Friday, Oct. 21

  • Alumni Assembly – 10 a.m. | Delores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center Concert Hall | Free.
  • 50 Club Reunion – noon | Wade Alumni House | $6.
  • Alumni Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction – 6 p.m. | Kenneth N. Gardner Student Center Ballroom | $15; Tickets can be purchased at the Alumni Office or by calling 435-652-7535.
  • Midnight 5K – 11:59 p.m. | Legend Solar Stadium | $10 for students and alumni, $15 for community members | Register here.

Saturday, Oct. 22

  • Homecoming Parade – 10 a.m. | Tabernacle Street | Free.
  • Homecoming Tailgate – 11 a.m. | Wade Alumni House | Free.
  • Homecoming Football Game – 1 p.m. | Legend Solar Stadium | $7/general seating, $10/reserved seating, age 12 & under free admission. Tickets available at

For more information, visit the Dixie State University Alumni webpage.

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1 Comment

  • .... October 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    This is absolutely heart warming for the community 2 come 2gether like this 2 support the Trailblazers. this is how we show what a kind and loving community we are. thank you 2 all the people that invest their time in2 the community
    2 make these community projects possible ! Hip Hip Hooray Hip Hip Hooray Praise the Lord !

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