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Regents Adopt Tiered Approach to Face Covering Protocols

The South Dakota Board of Regents has adopted a tiered approach to face covering requirements for its six public universities when the fall academic term begins Aug. 19. Wednesday’s action creates a framework under which the board and its universities are positioned to react quickly to adjust campus operations whenever necessary.

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum set to re-open Aug. 17

The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum will re-open to the public Aug. 17. The re-opening date is in partnership with the South Dakota Art Museum's re-opening. During the remainder of our temporary closure, we are working to make necessary changes in the museum so our patrons feel comfortable.

SDSU distributed more than $3 million in CARES Act funds to students

South Dakota State University distributed more than $3 million to its students as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Nearly 5,300 students received funds.

SDSU Dairy Bar to open Monday

The SDSU Dairy Bar will reopen for business Monday. The facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 14. When arriving, customers are encouraged to use the doors marked for entrance/exit, follow all signage and practice social distancing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a limited seating capacity of 25 customers.

Klein does essential water quality testing during pandemic

Senior chemist Beverly Klein provided essential water quality testing services to clients at the Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SDSU announces “Drop-n-Go” option for students moving onto campus

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.

Dirks named Public Health Specialist

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced today Laura Dirks will serve as the university’s public health specialist, a new position that will play a critical role in helping the university operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dirks will be responsible for working with SDSU and Brookings community leadership to create, implement and communicate systems and strategies to monitor

McCrory Gardens to open June 10

McCrory Gardens will open at 10 a.m. June 10. The gardens will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jackrabbit Central to open Thursday

South Dakota State University’s Jackrabbit Central location in downtown Brookings will open Thursday. The store is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The store will be open for high-risk customers from 10-11 a.m. each day. The store will be limited to 10 customers.

SDSU Adjusts Fall Semester Calendar

South Dakota State University will begin its fall semester Aug. 19 and complete on-campus instruction by Thanksgiving, according to a decision by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Semester finals will be conducted remotely Dec. 2-4 and Dec.