You’re Admitted and Ready to Enroll!

Knowledge is confidence. Degrees open doors. Now it’s time to build YOUR future at South Dakota State University.

Your Jackrabbit journey is about to begin! It's time to make some important decisions for class registration and on-campus housing. The South Dakota Board of Regents and South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn announced our intention to return to on-campus courses, activities and housing for the fall 2020 semester at SDSU. Classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 19.

South Dakota State University is committed to providing a safe academic experience for ALL students. In addition to increased safety measures and social distancing practices on campus, remote learning opportunities will also be available. Please contact our Admissions Office for one-on-one answers and assistance. These may be uncertain times, but your success is always our top priority.

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Virtual Campus Visit

As a precaution during the COVID-19 crisis, campus is closed to tours until August 3rd - connect with an Admissions Counselor in a personal virtual meeting. Offered weekdays at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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Apply for Housing

Explore your campus living options and make our halls your home by completing the housing application.


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Virtual NSO

By choosing SDSU, you've opened yourself up to endless opportunities and a fantastic future. And it all starts here -- with a Virtual New Student Orientation.


First-Time Students
Date Time Status
Tuesday, June 9 8 a.m. FULL
Thursday, June 11 8 a.m. FULL
Friday, June 12 8 a.m. FULL
Monday, June 15 8 a.m. FULL
Tuesday, June 16 8 a.m. FULL
Friday, June 19 8 a.m. FULL
Monday, June 22 8 a.m. FULL
Tuesday, June 23 8 a.m. FULL
Thursday, June 25 8 a.m. FULL
Friday, June 26 8 a.m. FULL
Wednesday, Aug. 5 8 a.m. OPEN
Date Time Status
Monday, June 8 1 - 4 p.m. FULL
Thursday, June 18 1 - 4 p.m. FULL
Tuesday, August 4 1 - 4 p.m. OPEN
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Potential Majors
Top 11 Colleges 2019
U.S. Colleges 2019*
25% More Affodable
More Affordable**
Top 10 College Town
College Town in the U.S. ***
Study Abroad Programs in 70 Countries
*Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2019 **2017 College Board, Avg. Tuition Room & Board for In-State Public 4-Year University  ***


- At SDSU, you'll prepare for a long-term career you love.

- You'll earn nearly $15K more per year with a bachelor's degree.

- You'll protect your potential during economic downturns.


find your value

All campus visits and recruitment events, on and off campus, have been temporarily cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. Please check the SDSU website for updates and alternate opportunities to connect virtually. 

Attend Live Student Panel
Every M/W/F at 3:00 pm CT
1:1 Virtual Visits
Monday - Friday
Virtual Jackrabbit Previews
Every M/W/F through May

The Jackrabbit Spirit

You’ll be challenged here. You’ll be supported here. And you’ll go farther once you leave here, because you chose to start here. Discover the difference at SDSU.

The Dream
The Drive
The Rewards
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Alaire's Story
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Feel at Home
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Brookings in one of the Top 10 College Towns in America according to Great coffee shops. Amazing restaurants. A quaint downtown. And countless career opportunities from well-known companies who call this place home.



Celebrate your "Admitted" status with new gear and clothing from jackrabbit Central! It's a lifestyle. 


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Did we mention how much fun you’ll have at SDSU? Whether you’re living it or posting about it, the #IAMAJACKRABBIT lifestyle stands out from the rest. Don’t forget to tag your pics, too!

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