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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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New Student Orientation

We are so glad you've selected SDSU and look forward to meeting you at New Student Orientation!

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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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McCrory Gardens OPEN - 4th of July

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PRT - Footloose

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Angela Pillatzki

Dr. Angela Pillatzki named head of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and Director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

The South Dakota State University Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences welcomes Angela Pillatzki as the new department head and director of the South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL).

The SCN Coalition receives PRSA Silver Anvil Award

Soybean cyst nematode awareness campaign moved more farmers to actively manage the pest...

SDSU Winter Wheat Variety Wins US Wheat Quality Council 2021 Millers Best of Show Award

Sunish Sehgal, associate professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science and winter wheat breeder at South Dakota State University, has devoted his career to helping South Dakota producers diversify their cropping systems and increase profitability by developing new wheat...

Hieb chosen as June's Civil Service Employee of the Month

It has been said Rick Hieb looks at the South Dakota State University campus as his campus. His attention to making sure everything looks perfect is one of the reasons why he has been named June’s Civil Service Employee of the Month.