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Meet State Move-In

Our team and campus partners are planning to help you “Meet State” in August. The move-in process will respond to evolving recommendations from public health authorities (CDC and South Dakota Department of Health). Our traditional Meet State move-in process will be expanded across several days beginning August 10, in order to enhance social distancing and ensure a thorough welcome to campus. Our new Jackrabbits will move in August 14-16. Students should have received information about this phased process including specific details regarding move-in in mid-July.

Who can come with me during move-in?

Students are allowed to bring two guests over the age of 18 to assist.

Will there be assistance in getting my belongings to my room?

We will need students and their family members to move items into their rooms. No volunteers will be available to assist in moving student belongings in an effort to limit the amount of touching of your belongings. Golf carts and drivers will be on hand to help transport belongings from the unloading areas to the residence hall but no volunteers will assist with moving belongings from vehicles or into rooms.

How long can my family stay after I am moved in?

Guests will be encouraged to depart campus after the scheduled move-in time.

 

Welcome Week Activities

Welcoming students back to campus is a highlight for many at the University. While fall 2020 will look different, it is still important to provide opportunities for engagement and connectedness, all with the appropriate safety measures in place. Students are required to bring a face covering to indoor activities.

Friday, August 14

New Student Move-In Day 1

7:00-9:00 p.m. — Sounds on Sylvan — Enjoy cool beats by a local DJ on the historic Sylvan Green. Bring your blanket and a snack! Climb the 179 steps to the top of the Coughlin Campanile, our campus landmark.  

Evening — New Student Hall Meetings: Health and Safety

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday, August 15

New Student Move-In Day 2

8:00 a.m. — Weekend Warrior Class — Wellness Center

9:00 a.m. — Outdoor Yoga — Wellness Center. Participants check in with a student ID at the Welcome Desk, grab a mat and exit the building through the door by the Queenax.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Brookings Farmer’s Market — Located on 300th block of 6th Ave. between the courthouse and library. Learn more here.

7:00-9:30 p.m. — Sounds on Sylvan — Enjoy cool beats by a local DJ on the historic Sylvan Green. Bring your blanket and a snack! Climb the 179 steps to the top of the Coughlin Campanile, our campus landmark. 

Evening — New Student Hall Meetings: Health and Safety

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Sunday, August 16

New Student Move-In Day 3

Morning — Explore your faith options. A range of virtual religious services available on campus or in Brookings.

1:00-4:00 p.m. — Yard Games — Miller Wellness Center.

7:00-9:30 p.m. — Sounds on Sylvan — Enjoy cool beats by a local DJ on the historic Sylvan Green. Bring your blanket and a snack! Climb the 179 steps to the top of the Coughlin Campanile, our campus landmark. Be sure not to miss the special guest DJ this night: JACK! 

Evening — New Student Hall Meetings: Health and Safety

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Monday, August 17

Convocation and Thumpstart for College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, College of Education & Human Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions.

11:00 a.m. — Convocation — Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The official academic welcome to campus! Hear from University and academic leadership. Due to COVID-19 precautions, students will be split by their academic colleges to attend one assigned Convocation.

1:00 p.m. — Thumpstart — depart from Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Immediately following Convocation, students will move into academic groups for a tour of campus, bystander intervention training, and presentations from academic advisors, technology support and more. Due to COVID-19 precautions, students will be split by their academic colleges to attend one assigned Convocation.

1:00-3:00 p.m. — Wellness Center Tours — Miller Wellness Center.

2:00-4:00 p.m. — Campanile Climb. — Climb the 179 steps to the top of the Coughlin Campanile, our campus landmark. Students get free SDSU ice cream! Sponsored by the SDSU Alumni Association.

7:00-7:45 p.m. — Outdoor Yoga — Wellness Center. Participants check in with a student ID at the Welcome Desk, grab a mat and exit the building through the door by the Queenax.

Evening — Residence Hall Meetings: General Guidelines/Student Housing

Ongoing — Poster Invasion. Virtual poster sale sponsored by Office of Student Activities. Visit Jacks Club Hub for store link and discount code!

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Tuesday, August 18

Convocation and Thumpstart for College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences.

11:00 a.m. — Convocation — Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The official academic welcome to campus! Hear from University and academic leadership. Due to COVID-19 precautions, students will be split by their academic colleges to attend one assigned Convocation.

1:00 p.m. — Thumpstart — depart from Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Immediately following Convocation, students will move into academic groups for a tour of campus, bystander intervention training, and presentations from academic advisors, technology support and more. Due to COVID-19 precautions, students will be split by their academic colleges to attend one assigned Convocation.

1:00-3:00 p.m. — Wellness Center Tours — Miller Wellness Center.

2:00-4:00 p.m. — Campanile Climb. — Climb the 179 steps to the top of the Coughlin Campanile, our campus landmark. Students get free SDSU ice cream! Sponsored by the SDSU Alumni Association.

7:00-7:45 p.m. — Outdoor Yoga — Wellness Center. Participants check in with a student ID at the Welcome Desk, grab a mat and exit the building through the door by the Queenax.

Evening — Residence Hall Meetings: General Guidelines/Student Housing

Ongoing — Poster Invasion. Virtual poster sale sponsored by Office of Student Activities. Visit Jacks Club Hub for store link and discount code!

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Wednesday, August 19

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

11:00 a.m. —  Academic Success: Communication Matters Workshop. Participate in this workshop to learn about the various ways SDState faculty and staff will communicate with you and about how you can use these communication tools to improve your likelihood for success.

3:00 p.m. — Academic Success: Learning how to Learn in College Workshop. Attend this workshop to learn about strategies that have proven to help students learn in college courses.

Ongoing — Poster Invasion. Virtual poster sale sponsored by Office of Student Activities. Visit Jacks Club Hub for store link and discount code!

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Thursday, August 20

11:00 a.m. — Academic Success: Who’s in Your Corner? Workshop. Participate in this workshop to learn about the people and resources available to you. 

3:00 p.m. —  Academic Success: Communication Matters Workshop. Participate in this workshop to learn about the various ways SDState faculty and staff will communicate with you and about how you can use these communication tools to improve your likelihood for success.

Ongoing — Poster Invasion. Virtual poster sale sponsored by Office of Student Activities. Visit Jacks Club Hub for store link and discount code!

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Friday, August 21

11:00 a.m. — Academic Success: Learning how to Learn in College Workshop. Attend this workshop to learn about strategies that have proven to help students learn in college courses.

3:00 p.m. — Academic Success: Who’s in Your Corner? Workshop. Participate in this workshop to learn about the people and resources available to you. 

Ongoing — Poster Invasion. Virtual poster sale sponsored by Office of Student Activities. Visit Jacks Club Hub for store link and discount code!

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Saturday, August 22

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. — Brookings Farmer’s Market — Located on 300th block of 6th Ave. between the courthouse and library. Learn more here.

3:15p.m.-6:00p.m.-- Jackrabbits ROCK Kindness--  Get creative and spread kindness to all! Located on Sylvan Green. (*times vary based on sign up)  Limited supplies available; sign-up required: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CAEAE22A7FEC70-jackrabbits

Sponsored by HSCO and Supporting Our Students

7:30 p.m. — Welcome Back Bash Ice Cream and Outdoor Movie — Sylvan Green.Bring your own blanket, beverage and socially-distanced bestie and enjoy some ice cream followed by Disney’s live-action “Aladdin.”  
         7:30 p.m. – Ice Cream Social (Distancing) Hour – Sylvan Green
         8:30 p.m. – Welcome Back Bash Outdoor Movie – Sylvan Green
Sponsored by HEROH and UPC

 

Ongoing — Poster Invasion. Virtual poster sale sponsored by Office of Student Activities. Visit Jacks Club Hub for store link and discount code!

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

Sunday, August 23

Morning — Explore your faith options. A range of virtual religious services available on campus or in Brookings.

1:00-4:00 p.m. — Virtual Student Engagement Expo (SEE). Learn how to get involved! SEE includes a ton of student org booths, info sessions from Greek Life, Traditions, student media, multicultural organizations, intramurals, sport clubs, and more! Access the S.E.E. on Jacks Club Hub. Use your Jacks SSO (single sign-on) to log in.

Ongoing — Poster Invasion. Virtual poster sale sponsored by Office of Student Activities. Visit Jacks Club Hub for store link and discount code!

Ongoing — Snapchat Scavenger Hunt.

 

Choose your Own Adventure 

SDSU and the Brookings Community have many great resources for outdoor fun and entertainment. Check out these great locations and outdoor equipment rental opportunities: 

  • Dakota Nature Park/Larson Nature Center: This 135-acre park is great for hiking, biking, fishing, bird-watching, kayaking and so much more! Located at the corner of 22nd Avenue and 32nd Street. approximately 2 miles south of Walmart. 
  • McCrory Gardens Education and Visitors Center: 25-acre botanical garden, plus a 45-acre arboretum just on the edge of campus.  Enjoy the beauty of the gardens, the sounds of water features, or find a bench and enjoy a South Dakota summer afternoon! SDSU Students receive free admission with their ID! 
  • Gear Rentals at the Miller Wellness Center: Want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but need the gear? The Miller Wellness Center has you covered at prices you can afford! Outdoor Programs offers a wide array of outdoor rental equipment available. 
  • Larson Park Disc Golf Course: Redesigned in May of 2020, this 20-hole course is located just blocks south of campus on 22nd Avenue. The park also features a basketball court and bike paths.
  • Urban Canvas: In the heart of Downtown Brookings, large murals adorn the alleyways with vibrant illustrations. Take a stroll through downtown and snap a photo in front of your favorite mural!