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Move-In Schedule

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We are excited to welcome you to South Dakota State University! Jackrabbits, get ready for an action-packed Meet State 2023.

Friday, August 18 — New Student Move-In Day

8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - New Student Move-In | Sign up for a move-in timeslot in the MyState housing portal.

3:45 p.m. - Meet Your Neighbor | Held on individual residence hall floors.

4:30 p.m. - University Convocation | Sylvan Green | Ring in the new academic year with university leadership.

5:15 p.m. - Welcome Picnic | Sylvan Green | Families and friends welcome.

6:30 p.m. - Welcome Back Bash | Sylvan Green | Campanile Climb, lawn games and outdoor movie.

7:00-10:00 p.m. - eSports Lounge Open | Enrollment Services Center lower level

Saturday, August 19 — Returning Student Move-In Day

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Returning Student Move-In | Families and friends welcome.

9:00 a.m. - Sweet Start @ STATE | West entrance of Larson Commons | Fuel your day with friends from the SDSU Foundation offering free coffee and donuts while supplies last!

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Yellow, Blue & You | Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium | New Jacks photo, Community Connection, lunch, tours and SDSU traditions.

4:30-8:00 p.m. - Food Trucks | Student Union Parking Lot

6:00 p.m. - Jackrabbits Soccer vs. Augustana | Fishback Soccer Park

6:00-9:00 p.m. - Miller Wellness Center Extravaganza | Explore the MWC with glow yoga, rock climbing and other activities.

7:00-10:00 p.m. - eSports Lounge Open | Enrollment Services Center lower level

9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. - Dance | Miller Wellness Center South Entrance | Sponsored by H.E.R.O.H.

Sunday, August 20

Morning - Choose Your Adventure | Explore faith-based options, our local parks and gardens.

6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. - Dakota Nature Park | Free admission.

9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. - Miller Wellness Center | Gear Rentals | Small fee to rent equipment.

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. - McCrory Gardens | Free admission with SDSU ID.

Noon-4:00 p.m. - South Dakota Art Museum | Free admission.

1:00-3:00 p.m. - Student Engagement Expo (SEE) | University Student Union | Check out SDSU’s student organizations and learn how to get involved. 

1:00-4:00 p.m. - Be@Briggs | Explore Briggs Library.

1:00-5:00 p.m. - South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum | Free admission.

Evening - Residence Hall Floor Meetings | Get to know your community assistant and new neighbors. Information on the time and location of your floor meetings will be provided at check-in and will be included in your Residence Hall Director welcome letter.

Monday, August 21 — First Day of Classes

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Campus & Community Fall Festival (C2F2) | University Student Union