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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 30

Intramural Lawn Games Tournament

Miller Wellness Center
Oct 30

Jacks Got Talent

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Oct 31

Giggles and Ghouls at the Gardens

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center
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South Dakota State faculty host communication conference for graduate students

Students pursuing graduate degrees from South Dakota State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln had the opportunity to improve their communication skills at the first annual communication conference hosted by SDSU’s Departme

SDSU researchers evaluate material for NASA rocket engines

Two South Dakota State University professors are evaluating a printable copper alloy NASA is developing to line combustion chambers of next-generation rocket engines used for space travel.

NIH grant will improve genomic analysis website

A website used by more than 20,000 scientists to analyze their genomic data is getting an upgrade, thanks to a four-year, nearly $870,000 National Institutes of Health grant.

SDSU on The Princeton Review’s 2021 Guide to Green Schools

South Dakota State University has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2021 Guide to Green Schools list.