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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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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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Oct 22

SDSU Student Flu Shot Clinic

Frost Arena
Oct 22

John Brawand Faculty Recital

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Oct 22


Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Oct 23

William Reynolds and Devon Byers Junior Recital

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

University News

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SDSU promotes test-optional admissions, adjusts Jackrabbit Guarantee scholarship program for high school seniors

South Dakota State University announced today test-optional opportunities for high school seniors applying to SDSU for fall 2021.

Pistulka named October’s Civil Service Employee of the Month

Friendly. Helpful. Organized, yet easygoing. Someone people enjoy seeing on campus or in her hometown of Arlington.

Freeland to receive Hendrickson Award, deliver Cheever Lecture

South Dakota State University faculty member Mark Freeland will receive the annual J.P. Hendrickson Liberal Arts Faculty Scholar Award and deliver the Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture.

SDSU honors 6 as Distinguished Alumni

Six graduates of South Dakota State University stretching from 1916 to 1990 have been selected for the 2020-21 class of Distinguished Alumni.

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