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Family and Guest Information

Trailblazer Orientation offers a separate schedule for family members and guests who attend with their students. We know that students are more successful when they have an informed and connected support system, so whether you are a parent, grandparent, sibling, partner, or just a friend, you are welcome at Trailblazer Orientation.

At orientation, you will:

  • Meet and connect with other family members and guests
  • Learn ways you can get involved and stay informed with the Utah Tech Family Association
  • Understand the social and academic culture of Utah Tech and the southern Utah environment
  • Learn about academic and safety resources available to your students
  • Assist your student in completing financial aid, registration, placement testing, and other last minute tasks

Check In: 9:15-9:45 AM – SET Building

Welcome: 9:45-10:00 AM – SET Building

Campus Resources: 10:00-10:20 AM – SET Building

Safety & Respect: 10:30-11:10 AM – Dunford Auditorium, Browning Center

Lunch: 11:10 AM-11:25 PM

Family Panel: 11:25-11:55 AM – Dunford Auditorium, Browning Center

Breakout Session 1: 12:10-12:30 PM – SET, Browning, McDonald Buildings

Breakout Session 2: 12:40-1:00 PM – SET, Browning, McDonald Buildings

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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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.



Staying informed with campus events and other Utah Tech news is a great way to support your student. All family members are automatically part of the Utah Tech Family Association and have access to the Family Portal. You can log in and set up an account to receive personalized newsletters based on your student’s college, year, and other communities.

Utah Tech Family Portal

New Student & Family Programs


Phone: 435-879-5691

Office: Holland 181