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South Dakota State University

Test Before Turkey

SDSU is encouraging all students to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing before leaving for Thanksgiving. On-campus testing is available seven days a week and students do not need a referral to get tested.

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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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Nov 25

SDSU Men's Basketball vs. West Virginia

Dec 1

Trivia Tuesdays - #GrowtheGlow

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
Dec 1

Trivia Tuesdays - #GrowtheGlow

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
Dec 5

Garden Glow

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center

University News

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SDSU pharmacy students Abby Blanchette, left, and Ashley Bernardy, right, man the Operation Diabetes booth at the 2019 State Fair in Huron. Shown are various insulin administration devices, which was an additional feature by State’s Student Collaboration for the Advancement and Promotion of Pharmacy chapter. The group won the regional Operation Diabetes award.

SDSU pharmacy students honored for diabetes work

Student pharmacists at South Dakota State University have been honored for their work to promote diabetes awareness through Operation Diabetes.

SDSU named by Sierra to Cool Schools list

South Dakota State University was one of a record 312 schools ranked in Sierra magazine's 14th annual Cool Schools ranking. SDSU was 196th.

Seten chosen for Rhodes Scholarship

South Dakota State University senior Hattie Seten became the university's second recipient of the Rhodes scholarship, announced Saturday. SDSU's first Rhodes scholar, Maj. Gen. Alan A. Nord ’52, earned a master’s degree in general chemistry from Oxford.

Finding help within / SDSU nursing prof commissions engineering students to build training model

Faced with paying more than $500 for a training device, South Dakota State University nursing faculty member Leann Horsley turned to a group of SDSU mechanical engineering students to see if they could help.