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South Dakota State University

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Here's your chance to experience SDSU. Take the opportunity to make connections, follow your career path, to try something new. With nearly 200 program offerings, 240+ unique student organizations, daily campus events, community outreach, innovative research, performing arts and Division I athletics, there's a place for everyone at SDSU.

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Move-In Weekend

We are excited to welcome Jackrabbits and their friends and family to campus August 19-21!

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The College Tour

SDSU is featured in season four of The College Tour. The 30-minute episode, hosted by reality TV star Alex Boylan, showcases what life is like at SDState through the eyes of Jackrabbits.

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Awards & Rankings

Numerous entities rank SDSU’s colleges and academic programs among the nation’s best.

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Student Life

Maximize your Jackrabbit experience by engaging with new people, joining a club, attending events and getting involved in the community. There is so much that our SDSU community has to offer.

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The Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center embraces SDSU’s land-grant mission by supporting educational access for all students.

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American Indian Opportunities

SDSU seeks to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment for American Indian students through a variety of academic programs, scholarships, student services and initiatives.

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University News

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SDSU student team wins "Data Hackathon"

Jack’s Hack, a South Dakota State University student team led by Dwarika Bhattarai with Shailesh Pandit, Skye Brugler and Andrew Engel as team members, recently won the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Data Hackathon.

Vikram Mistry named Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs for South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Vikram Mistry has been named the Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs for the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

SDSU team announced as Student Champions for Climate Justice award winners

Three students from South Dakota State University have been awarded the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Student Champions for Climate Justice Award. The team proposed an academic community experience that “shows how climate change affects health equality.”...

Wokini Gave Grad Student Direction

Derek Brandis’ academic career follows more the path of the Missouri River than Interstate 90. His path from an incoming SDSU freshman to earning his bachelor’s degree in 2009, a master’s degree in 2013 and a doctorate in 2022 has been a long, winding one with a few dam-like blocks.