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With nearly 200 program offerings and 240+ unique student organizations, South Dakota State University is the perfect place for you to pursue your education. Schedule a campus visit or apply online today.

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Holiday/Semester Break

Looking for campus hours? Wondering what precautions you should take to protect yourself and your loved ones?

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The JacksRBack task force is responsible for developing and planning SDSU’s return to on-campus operations for the fall 2020 semester.

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Frequently Asked Questions

View the latest questions and answers regarding how the campus is operating during the fall 2020 semester.

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Student Life

SDSU students know there’s no shortage of activities from which to choose right here on campus and within the Brookings community. See what SDSU and our community has to offer.

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Learn About SDState

As a land-grant university, we’ve always served South Dakota; today we build on that tradition by developing responsible global leaders.

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Campus Attractions

Looking for something to do during the week or on the weekends? Come to the SDSU campus and enjoy visiting museums, shopping at the bookstore, or dining at one of our many establishments.

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University Events

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Dec 5

Garden Glow

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
Dec 6

A Yuletide Greeting

Jan 6

D2L Basics for Beginners

Jan 14

How to Affirm LGBTQ+ Youth


University News

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Population Health Evaluation Center

Population Health Evaluation Center honored as partner of year

The South Dakota State University Population Health Evaluation Center received the South Dakota Chronic Disease Partner of the Year Award from the South Dakota Department of Health’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

PES Scholarship recipients

SDSU’s power, energy scholarship selections among best in U.S.

Excellence in educating engineering students in the electric power and energy field continues to be a strong suit for South Dakota State University.

Tyler Bush wins national judging contest.

SDSU Livestock Judging Team member wins national judging contest

South Dakota State University’s Livestock Judging Team member Tyler Bush won the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest held at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 16.

Arends elected to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board

South Dakota State University Clinical Associate Professor Robin Arends has been elected to a three-year term to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). She will start that role in January.