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Welcome to Trailblazer Nation! As a freshman, you are hopefully excited about starting your college experience but you might be nervous or still have questions about what college is like. Attending Trailblazer Orientation is the best way to be prepared for your transition to Utah Tech University. Orientation is required for all freshmen and must be attended before the Orientation Hold is removed from your course schedule.

At orientation, you will:

  • Meet and connect with other incoming freshmen
  • Learn ways you can get involved at Utah Tech during your first year
  • Understand the social and academic culture of Utah Tech and how it differs from high school
  • Connect to campus resources that support you during your first year and through graduation
  • Meet your academic advisors to learn more about your academic plan and review your course schedule

Check In: 9:15-9:45 AM – SET Building

Trail Talk 1: 9:45-10:30 AM – SET Building

Safety & Respect: 10:30-11:10 AM – Dunford Auditorium; Browning Building

Trail Talk 2: 11:20 AM-12:00 PM – SET Building

Breakout Session 1: 12:10-12:30 PM – SET Building, Browning Center

Breakout Session 2: 12:40-1:00 PM – SET, Building, Browning, Center

College Advising Meeting: 1:05-1:35 PM – SET Building, Browning Center

Frequently Asked Questions


Utah Tech is located at 225 S University Avenue (700 E). Whether you are driving on I-15 heading north or south, take the St. George Boulevard exit (Exit 8) and head west. Turn left on 700 E / University Ave and head south. Once you’re on campus, there will be directional signs leading you to Check In.

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The Academic Advisement Center is here to assist you in registering for classes here at Utah Tech. Whether you have questions about transferring or evaluating credits, building your schedule, or other academic questions, your advisor is here to help.

Academic Advisement


You will not need a parking pass for orientation, however, be sure to park only in an open Student/General (white-painted) parking spot. We recommend parking in Lots M or N.

If you receive a parking ticket in error, bring it and your license plate number to the Cashier’s Office on the first floor of the Holland.

Parking Map


There are many great hotels, motels, and inns in the St. George area to accommodate your travel plans for Trailblazer Orientation or other campus visits. Below you will find a list of hotels near Utah Tech University.



If you are missing test scores for Math or English, you will be able to take the ALEKS or Accuplacer tests during orientation. If you aren’t sure if you need the placement tests, you can reach out to your academic advisor.

Math Placement Testing Information


Family members and guests have their own separate schedule at Trailblazer Orientation where they will meet other family members, hear from faculty and staff, and learn how they can best support their new Trailblazers.

Guest Information

New Student & Family Programs


Phone: 435-879-4691

Office: Holland 181