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If this is an after hours emergency please contact University Police at 605-688-5117.

Friday, November 25,2022

SDSU - Bomb Threat

South Dakota State University issues crime alerts in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about reported crime on and around campus. South Dakota State University is committed to the safety of the campus community and is releasing this information to aid in its protection. For more information about the Clery Act, visit its website.

This information is provided so you can make informed decisions and take appropriate action to ensure your safety and mitigate any likelihood of similar crimes. INCIDENT: Bomb Threat / Threat of Harm

OCCURRED: 11/25/2022

LOCATION: South Dakota State University

DETAILS: On 11/25/2022 at approximately 7:50 a.m. an email was forwarded to the University Police Department from a local media source indicating an explosive device or devices were placed on the campus of South Dakota State University. The email also threatened harm to potential survivors of the detonation.

UPD can be contacted at 605-688-5117.

POLICE RESPONSE: The University Police Department conducted an immediate search of all identified locations. At the time of this warning no devices have been located. The department will continue investigating the threat and pursing all leads.

REPORTING A CRIME: University Police Department urges anyone who believes they have been the victim of a crime, or has witnessed a crime, to contact local law enforcement. UPD can be contacted by dialing 111 from a campus phone or 911 from a cellular phone. The UPD non-emergency number is 688-5117. Additional information is available on the UPD website.

The Jackrabbits Guardian smartphone app is a tool that provides instant communication with UPD when used on campus and with the local 911 law enforcement dispatch center when activated off campus. More information is available on the Jackrabbits Guardian website.

Wednesday, 9/7/2022 3:00 PM

Test - Campus Alert System (South Dakota State University)

Tuesday, 8/2/2022 8:58 PM

Severe Thunderstorm Warning from Tuesday 8:40 pm to 9:15 pm.

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...

  • Moody County in east central South Dakota...
  • Kingsbury County in east central South Dakota...
  • Lake County in east central South Dakota...
  • Southeastern Sanborn County in east central South Dakota...
  • Miner County in east central South Dakota...
  • Brookings County in east central South Dakota...

Until 9:15 PM

At 840 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Bryant to Ramona to near Lake Herman State Park, moving east at 60 mph.

Hazard – 60 mph wind gusts.  Strongest winds are likely occurring ahead of the rain and lightning!

Source:  Radar Indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Severe thunderstorms will be near...
Madison, Lake Herman State Park, Ramona and Orland around 845 PM.
Wentworth, Sinai and Nunda around 850 PM.
Volga, Arlington, Badger, Chester and Hetland around 855 PM.
Brookings, Colman and Lake Poinsett around 900 PM.
Aurora, Egan, Trent and Oakwood State Park around 905 PM.
Flandreau and Bruce around 910 PM.
Elkton, White and Ward around 915 PM.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. 


Tuesday, 8/2/2022 12:00 PM

Heat Advisory for Brookings County on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM

WHAT...Heat index values of 100 to 105 are expected.
WHERE...Portions of central, east central, south central and southeast South Dakota, northeast Nebraska, northwest and west central Iowa and southwest Minnesota. This includes the Tribal Lands of the Yankton Sioux Tribal Nation and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Nation.
WHEN...From noon to 8 PM CDT Tuesday.
IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.


Sunday, 5/14/2022 2:24 PM

SDSU - Campus Status May 14th

South Dakota State University Brookings main campus, south of HWY 14 bypass, will open at 3 PM today May 14th. Normal weekend hours and access will be in place. The Wellness Center will remain closed, but open for normal hours on Sunday May 15th. SD Art Museum will remain closed and reopen Monday. McCrory Visitor Center will open Monday but the gardens remain closed. Hours for other specific operations may vary. Please be advised that clean up crews continue to work.

Friday, 5/12/2022 7:12 PM

SDSU - Campus Closure Update

The Brookings campus will remain closed for Saturday, May 14 to allow for continued damage assessment and recovery. Only essential employees approved by their supervisor will be allowed on campus only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All essential employees that come to campus must check-in at Facilities and Services. An "All-Clear" message will be sent through this communication channel when campus is open.

Thursday, 5/12/2022 9:26 PM

SDSU - Campus Closure (Friday, May13)

The SDSU Brookings campus will be close Friday due to power loss and recovery efforts. Only essential employees approved by their supervisor will be allowed on campus. An all-clear message will be sent on this system when campus is open.

Thursday, 5/12/2022 5:22 PM

South Dakota State University - Emergency Weather Alert

National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Brookings area until 6:00 PM CST. Destructive 90 mph winds. Take shelter in a sturdy building, away from windows. Flying debris may be deadly to those caught without shelter. It will be moving quickly.

Tuesday, 2/8/2022 9:58 a.m.

SDSU - Fire at Dairy Farm All Clear

SDSU Campus Community - The fire scene at the dairy farm is ALL CLEAR.

Tuesday, 2/8/2022 8:46 a.m.

SDSU - Fire at Dairy Farm Update

SDSU Campus Community - The fire is out at the Dairy Farm. Clean up is in progress. Please continue to avoid the area as the road is closed.

Tuesday, 2/8/2022 8:34 a.m.

SDSU - Fire at Dairy Farm

SDSU Campus Community - There is a fire at the Dairy Farm, north of town on Medary Avenue (Old 77). Emergency responders are onsite. We do ask that everyone avoid the area while they work to contain the fire. We will notify you when it is all clear.

Friday 2/4/2022 at 1 p.m.

SDSU Emergency Management sent out a test message to all faculty, staff, students and opt-in. The message that was sent via email is below:

This is a test by South Dakota State University of the campus alert system. The campus alert system is intended to be used to notify individuals of extreme emergencies. Please confirm the receipt of this message. If you have questions or comments pertaining to this test message, send an email to

SMS (Text) message:
This is a test by SDSU of the campus alert system. The campus alert system is intended to be used to notify individuals of extreme emergencies. 

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