There is so much about college to explore—majors, campus life, career possibilities and more. If you’re a high school junior, now is the perfect time to start looking at colleges and narrowing down your options.
So, we’ve arranged a special visit day just for high school juniors and their families to learn about all the important aspects of college life and get to know SDSU.
Junior Day is a jam-packed day of fun and information. Plus, it’s a great way to kick start your college search, and you’ll be well on your way to finding the right fit for you.
Enjoy piano duets, trios and ensembles of local piano students.
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. In addition to an in-depth academic experience, you'll also learn more about SDSU and take a campus tour. Stick around for a Jacks home football game that afternoon!
South Dakota State University and SDSU Extension in partnership with the Brookings Sustainability Committee invites interested Brookings residents and business owners to attend a Stormwater Community Forum. This forum sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Program at SDSU will focus on green stormwater infrastructure practices. These landscape-based practices reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality. The forum will provide opportunities for community members to learn more about green stormwater infrastructure and provide input on how these practices can be integrated into resi
Join us as Dr. Brandi Pravecek presents on the Foundations of Pain.
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. In addition to an in-depth academic experience, you'll also learn more about SDSU and take a campus tour.
2020 Norgren and Witherington Contests for Youth Open to Submissions
October 15, 2019
TO: South Dakota English/Language Arts Teachers
FROM: Christine Stewart, South Dakota Poet Laureate and Professor of English, SDSU
South Dakota State University, the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, and the English Department are pleased to invite you to submit your students’ creative work to the 2020 Jerome Norgren Poetry Contest and the 2020 Paul Witherington Prose Contest.
A reception to recognize scholarship donors and recipients. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all attendees. Contact Sherry Asper by email at Sherry.Asper@sdstate.edu or by phone at 605-688-4106 for more information.
For full information regarding Family Weekend, please visit the landing page.
The Office of Career Development, First Bank & Trust and JCPenney have teamed up to offer the inaugural Jackrabbit Suit-Up Event on Sunday, Sept. 15. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Empire Mall JCPenney store in Sioux Falls. Students, parents of current students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to attend.
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: