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Jackrabbit Decision Day

Monday, Apr. 15, 2024

If you've been accepted for the fall 2024 semester and are undecided about your decision to attend SDSU, don't miss this chance to finalize your decision to become a Jackrabbit!

Jackrabbit Decision Day will be an unforgettable day filled with insights, inspiration and celebration! Visit with university leadership and get a glimpse into the values and vision that drive SDSU. Engage in dynamic classroom observations and tours, allowing you to witness the innovative and supportive academic environment that awaits you. You'll hear from individuals from across campus and the community, each sharing why South Dakota State and Brookings are an excellent choice for your next adventure.

Cap off the day celebrating your declaration as the newest member of the Jackrabbit family with other future classmates! Our mascot Jack, the Pride of the Dakotas pep band and other special guests will be there to congratulate you!


9 a.m.
Club 71 – Dana J. Dykhouse Football Stadium

9-9:15 a.m.
Coffee, Carbs and Conversation 
Enjoy refreshments and one-on-one time with some of our campus leadership.

9:15-9:45 a.m.

10 a.m.-noon
Students will have opportunities within their academic areas such as classroom observations, facility tours, activities and panel discussions.
10 a.m. – Campus Support Panel
11 a.m. – Suggested activities or time on your own

noon-1 p.m.
Meet back up with your family at one of our campus dining locations. A meal card will be provided.

1-2 p.m.
Decision Day Celebration
Hear from some special guests from across campus and the Brookings community. If you've decided to become a Jackrabbit, celebrate with THE Jackrabbit and other future classmates!

2-4 p.m.
Build your afternoon experience based on your interests. Options include:

  • Talk about next steps with Housing, Dining, New Student Orientation and Financial Aid
  • Learn about getting involved with Student Engagement and Greek Life
  • Use the Miller Wellness Center with a free day pass
  • E-Sports Lab experience
  • Residence Hall tours
  • Visit with reps from Jacks Start Abroad and Study Abroad
  • Learn about the Fishback Honors College
  • School of Performing Arts forum and tours