Jackrabbit Previews are group programs designed for high school students and their families to explore SDSU and to meet other students who are considering us, too. The program is offered on most Fridays during the school year and Easter Monday.
You’ll learn about academic programs, student activities, financial aid, housing and other aspects of college life at State. The program also includes a campus tour as well as academic appointments with department representatives from your chosen field(s) of study.
On Thursday, September 12, the SDSU Foundation will be hosting the 3rd Annual One Day for STATE, a 24-hour challenge for all Jackrabbits to join together to celebrate SDSU and the impact that can be made through private gifts.
Multiple generous donors have offered challenge funds to inspire others to join them in providing opportunities for students and faculty.This year, more than $350,000 in challenge funds are waiting to be unlocked! Gifts of all sizes make a difference, especially as we all come together to make an impact.
Monday, August 26
First day of classes.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. – C2F2 Campus and Community Fall Festival
Located in the University Student Union. Explore local businesses, employment and involvement opportunities at our campus department and Brookings business showcase.
Sunday, August 25
Find out how easy it is to get involved on campus.
Morning – Explore your faith options by attending a church service on-campus or in Brookings.
Throughout the day– Visit McCrory Gardens, just east of SDSU’s main campus.
1 - 4 p.m. – Student Engagement Expo (SEE)
Located in the University Student Union. Check out SDSU’s student organizations and learn how to get involved.
1 - 4 p.m. – be@Briggs
Explore H.M. Briggs Library at this open house.
Saturday, August 24
11 a.m. – Convocation & Picnic
Your official welcome from President Dunn and deans. Convocation will be held at Frost Arena.
1 p.m. – ThumpStart
A reintroduction to academic advising and resources, student accounts and services, and campus tours tailored to your class schedule. ThumpStart follows the Convocation ceremony and picnic in Frost Arena.
Friday, August 23
New student move-in day
To help with the heavy traffic flow in Brookings, on campus, and in the residence halls, we have suggested time frames for your arrival. (These are not required times.)
8 - 10 a.m. – 4th-floor residents
10 a.m. - noon – 3rd-floor residents
12:30 - 2 p.m. – 2nd-floor residents
2 - 3:30 p.m. – 1st-floor residents
First night at State
Kick off the weekend at these campus events:
Take a moment and enjoy the summer night with a stargazing adventure! With power telescopes to view Saturn and the stars above, you'll join the long history of stargazers like Hans Lippershey and Galileo Galilei. Free event for all ages.
Wednesday, July 10th, at 10pm-11pm* at the Ben Reifel south parking lot.
Donuts, flowers, coffee, exercise and more are going to be at the first Jacks’ Farmers Market, Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.
Over 20 confirmed vendors are set to be at the farmers market, being held south of the SDSU Wellness Center, north of the University Student Union pay lot. A combination of Brookings Farmers Market and SDState vendors are going to be a part of the event.
Here is a list of vendors:
From the Brookings Farmers Market:
Earth as Art exhibit, developed by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) Regional Application Center (RAC), will be on display at the Brookings Public Library June 15, 2019 - July 22, 2019. The Earth as Art gallery features remarkable images of the surface of the Earth that have been captured by remote sensing devices aboard Landsat and other satellites operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Jackrabbit Swim Camp is open to both boy and girl competitive swimmers aged 7-18 who are interested in improving their swimming technique in all strokes, as well as learning the training phases and energy levels needed to be the best swimmer they can be. The Jackrabbit Swim Camp gives each participant the opportunity to learn from excellent collegiate coaches as well as current and former collegiate swimmers. This camp will stand out and each camper will get the most instruction and information they can.
SDSU Extension and the South Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors are proud to present the 2019 Teen Leadership Conference, June 3 - 7 at South Dakota State University. This event is open to any teen (age 13-18) regardless of their 4-H enrollment. Participants will have an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, while exploring the beautiful SDSU campus.
The Honors College Visit Day at SDSU is a program designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors who have excelled as both students and student leaders throughout high school.
During the program, students and their families will have the opportunity to get to know SDSU and our Honors College and find out why both might just be the perfect fit.
Students eligible for Honors College have a minimum ACT of 27 or rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
Yellow & Blue Discovery Day is a free Saturday event designed to give students a closer look at an academic program they are interested in while learning more about South Dakota State. This program is ideal for high school juniors exploring their academic options and seniors finalizing their college plans.
Plans for the annual GEMS (Girls: Engineering, Mathematics & Science) workshop, an all-day event for eighth-grade girls with interests in science or engineering, are in place at South Dakota State University.
Sponsored by the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering, the March 23 workshop in Crothers Engineering Hall features three hands-on sessions and a panel presentation by South Dakota State students and industry professionals discussing their academic and professional experiences.
Come and learn about South Dakota State University graduate and undergraduate nursing programs, including our new Postgraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and speak with current students and faculty. There are two sessions, you are welcome to attend either: