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Meet State Move-In

SDSU has recently announced a change to the fall 2020 academic calendar with classes beginning on August 19.  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). See Move-In schedule for further details related to Drop-N-Go and other move in details. 
 
Our traditional Meet State move-in process will be expanded across several days to begin August 10, in order to enhance social distancing and ensure a thorough welcome to campus. Students should have received information about this phased move-in process including specific details regarding sign-up in mid-July.

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. 

Friday, August 14

New Student Move-In Day 1

Evening — New Student Hall Meetings: Health and Safety

Saturday, August 15

New Student Move-In Day 2

9:00 a.m. — Outdoor Yoga — Wellness Center

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.

2:00-3:00 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.

Evening — New Student Hall Meetings: Health and Safety

Sunday, August 16

New Student Move-In Day 3

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

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

2:00-3:00 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.

Evening — New Student Hall Meetings: Health and Safety

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.

2:00-3:00 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.

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!

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.

2:00-3:00 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.

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

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

Thursday, August 20

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

Friday, August 21

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

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.

7:00 p.m. — Welcome Back Bash Outdoor Movie — Sylvan Green.Showing Aladdin (live action version). Sponsored by University Program Council.

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

Sunday, August 23

Morning — Explore your faith options. A range of 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!

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