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Public health officials anticipate widespread vaccination throughout summer 2021 will reduce COVID-19 transmission significantly by the Fall 2021 academic semester. As a result, SDSU and SD BOR are planning to offer more of its traditional on campus activities, and in-person instruction. As part of this transition SDSU will be phasing out the reopening plan that guided COVID-19 mitigation during the 2020-2021 academic school year in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of the campus community.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic SDSU will maintain its capacity to implement more stringent mitigation measures if the public health need arises. Additionally, there are protocols and procedures developed for the COVID-19 pandemic that will continue to be beneficial in a post pandemic environment.


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Fall 2021 Move-In

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South Dakota State University plans to offer Fall Semester 2021 courses in their originally scheduled format. Therefore, courses typically delivered in-person will be face-to-face. SDSU has invested in classroom technology enabling faculty the flexibility to use some remote/online instruction as long as course type definitions are met.

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Spring 2021 Semester Proceeds as Planned at State Universities

The South Dakota Board of Regents today agreed to maintain a spring semester calendar of 77 class days for the six public universities, with the academic term beginning Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, and concluding Friday, May 7, 2021.


COVID-19 testing capacity available to test SDSU students

While current self-reported COVID-19 cases on the South Dakota State University campus are less than 100, the university has the capacity to test up to 200 students daily for COVID-19.

SDSU offers students COVID-19 drive-thru testing

South Dakota State University is offering COVID-19 drive-thru testing by appointment for SDSU students. Testing started at 1 p.m. Wednesday.