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Move-In Schedule

students at Mathews hall welcoming those moving in at front desk

We are excited to welcome you to South Dakota State University! Jackrabbits, get ready for an action-packed Meet State 2021. Check out our schedule below.

Friday, August 20 — New Student Move-In Day

8 a.m.-3 p.m. ­­– Residence Hall Move-In Day for new students | If you haven't signed up for a move-in time, please do so through MyState. Go to Dashboard, Forms, University Housing Application and log in. Click on “Schedule an Appointment” and select a Move-In Appointment.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – McCrory Gardens | Free admission for students their families | Last admission is at 5:30 p.m.

1-4 p.m. – New Student Orientation session | Volstorff Ballroom Lounge in University Student Union | For students who have not yet registered for classes.

5 p.m. ­– Convocation | Frost Arena | Required for new students. Families are welcome.

6 p.m. – Welcome Picnic | Union lawn | Required for new students. Families are welcome.

6 p.m. – Jackrabbits Women’s Soccer vs. Augustana | Fishback Soccer Park

7-9 p.m. ­– Campanile climb and lawn games | Sylvan Green

8 p.m. ­– Movie, "Raya and the Last Dragon" | University Student Union, Market Stage | Sponsored by University Program Council

Saturday, August 21 — Returning Student Move-In Day

9 a.m.-1 p.m. ­­– Residence Hall Move-In Day for returning students | If you haven't signed up for a move-in time, please do so through MyState. Go to Dashboard, Forms, University Housing Application and log in. Click on “Schedule an Appointment” and select a Move-In Appointment.

9:45-10:45 a.m.  ­­– One Day for State Power Hour! | Kick off your Saturday with coffee, donuts and Jackrabbit spirit with the SDSU Foundation | Larson Commons green space

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – McCrory Gardens | Free admission for students their families | Last admission is at 5:30 p.m.

11 a.m. – New Jacks Photo | Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium | Required for new students.

Noon – Lunch | Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium | For new students

1-4 p.m. – ThumpStart | Departs from Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium | Required for new students.

1 p.m. – Jackrabbits Volleyball Yellow & Blue Scrimmage | Frost Arena

2-4 p.m. – Art Museum Activities | Get creative with an artistic selfie station, view exhibitions and watch short films while snacking on popcorn in an indoor theater | South Dakota Art Museum

4 p.m. – Yellow, Blue & You | Launch your Jackrabbit experience with campus traditions, prizes, music and excitement | Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium | Required for new and returning students.

5 p.m. – Food trucks | University Student Union Lot 150

6 p.m. – Wellness Center Extravaganza | Miller Wellness Center

9 p.m. – Dance | Miller Wellness Center | Sponsored by HEROH

Sunday, August 22

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – McCrory Gardens | Free admission for students their families | Last admission is at 5:30 p.m.

Noon – Jackrabbits Women’s Soccer vs. Texas Rio Grande Valley | Fishback Soccer Park

1-4 p.m. ­– Be@Briggs | Hilton Briggs Library

2-4 p.m. ­– Indoor Yard Games | Wellness Center Multi-Activity Court 
Corn hole, ladder golf, spike ball and walleyball. 

2-4 p.m. ­– Grocery Bingo  | Union Market 

7 p.m. ­– Residence hall floor meetings | Required for all students living in the residence halls.

 

 

Student Engagement Expo | University Student Union | Postponed to August. 29

Students' Association Carnival | University Student Union | Postponed to August. 29

Monday, August 23 — First Day of Classes

8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Campus Resources Scavenger Hunt | Pick up your Jacks Bingo card at ThumpStart (on Saturday), Info Exchange or the Wintrode Center. Submit your card with at least two bingos to Info Exchange by Friday, August 27 to be eligible for prizes.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Campus and Community Fall Festival (C2F2) | Main Street of the University Student Union