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Message From the Office of Admissions Regarding the Coronavirus

Updated: June 18, 2020
Original Release: March 13, 2020

Dear Prospective and Admitted Students,

Starting Monday, March 16, the Office of Admissions at South Dakota State University is canceling all campus visits and recruitment events, on and off campus, as a precautionary measure to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our University community and prospective students. The South Dakota Board of Regents has announced that the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and summer 2020 term at South Dakota State University will be taught through online courses, and all campus activities and events will be canceled through Aug. 15.

At this time, campus visits and recruitment events will remain suspended through Aug. 3. Students will be notified by Admissions staff members regarding changes to events or visits which they may have already scheduled. Communication will be shared and updates posted to the SDSU website when it’s deemed safe to resume visit experiences or if timelines are extended.

While our offices are physically closed, staff and faculty across campus remain available this time. You may contact us with any questions, requests for additional information or other needs by email or by phone at 605-688-4121. We've planned a variety of opportunities for students and families to connect virtually with SDSU staff and faculty as they make final decisions about their enrollment at SDSU or explore their college options. You can explore and register for virtual visit opportunities, and find other resources to aid in your college preparation, on the SDSU Admissions and SDSU Visit websites.

SDSU’s priority is to keep students, families, staff and faculty safe. We also want to ensure we are readily available for admitted and prospective students during this difficult time. Please be in touch with us if we can offer support to you during this process. Stay tuned for additional details about updates to our visits and events, as we’ll be excited to welcome you to campus when the time comes.


Shawn Helmbolt

Director of Admissions
South Dakota State University