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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.

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Fall 2020

Wondering what campus is like this fall? See what precautions we are taking to ensure a safe and positive experience for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

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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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Intersections of Sustainability

Sep 24

Reynolds to hold faculty recital

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Sep 25

Reflections: Theatre+Dance at the Garden

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
Sep 25

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Zippia has ranked South Dakota State University as the best total package college in South Dakota

Zippia ranks SDSU as the best total package college in state

Zippia has ranked South Dakota State University as the best total package college in South Dakota.

“South Dakota State's affordable cost, student outcomes and good job prospects earned the university its top spot,” said Zippia’s Kathy Morris, who serves as its head of content.

SDSU MLS ranked No. 25

MLS program ranked No. 25

South Dakota State University’s medical laboratory science program was ranked No. 25 in the nation by Online Schools Report in its report on the best online clinical research degrees.

South Dakota State University receives grant for Igluwiyeya

South Dakota State University, in partnership with Sinte Gleske University, has received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Igluwiyeya (Prepare oneself): Pathways from Preparation to Graduation at Land-Grant Institutions. Igluwiyeya is Lakota for prepare oneself.

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Mural helps connect students

When hearing Katrina ‘Kat’ Gilbertson is majoring in psychology along with pursuing minors in human development and family studies and women, gender and sexuality studies, one does not expect to learn she’s the artist who painted the #JacksForAll mural in the University Student Union at South Dak