June 5, 2020
South Dakota State University’s Office of Residential Life announced today initial move-in plans for students who plan to live on-campus during the 2020-21 academic year. The plans include a “Drop-n-Go” option for student to bring their belongings to campus July 24-Aug. 7.
“We explored a number of options and models for how best to move students onto campus prior to the start of the fall semester,” said Becky Peterson, director of Housing and Residential Life. “Providing an option for students to come to campus early and deliver their belongings to their room and return home will eliminate the congestion in the residential halls we typically see during our traditional move-in process when friends and family members participate in the process.
Additional information regarding the “Drop-n-Go” process will be sent directly to students, including how to register. SDSU will limit daily registrations to less than 200 students, who can have one or two individuals assisting them. Students who use the “Drop-n-Go” process will be allowed to return to campus Aug. 10 but are encouraged to return closer to the start of classes.
SDSU’s traditional Meet State move-in process will start Aug. 10 and be held over several days to follow social distancing guidelines and ensure a thorough welcome to campus. The university’s traditional welcome to campus programs will be delivered electronically.
Additional information about Meet State will be available in early July.
The fall 2020 semester is scheduled to begin Aug. 19. SDSU recently announced changes to the academic calendar that includes on-campus instruction being completed by Thanksgiving. Students will take finals remotely after the Thanksgiving holiday.