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.

We know that in these uncertain times, the next steps of your college process might feel like a big question mark. And with schools and businesses across the country adjusting to current events, you might have some questions of your own about how South Dakota State University is responding to the current health crisis.

Rest assured our team is here to answer those questions—whether it be about your admissions process, your enrollment steps or campus life in the time of COVID-19. 

Our University offices will remain open at this time and you may contact us with any questions, requests for additional information, or other needs by filling out the form below or by phone at 605-688-4121.

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Schedule a Tour

As a precaution during the COVID-19 crisis, campus is closed to tours until April 13 - but our team has an excellent virtual tour ready for you to experience from the comfort of home.

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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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New Student Orientation

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


First-Time Students
Date Time Status
Tuesday, June 9 8 a.m. OPEN
Thursday, June 11 8 a.m. OPEN
Friday, June 12 8 a.m. OPEN
Monday, June 15 8 a.m. OPEN
Tuesday, June 16 8 a.m. OPEN
Friday, June 19 8 a.m. OPEN
Monday, June 22 8 a.m. OPEN
Tuesday, June 23 8 a.m. OPEN
Thursday, June 25 8 a.m. OPEN
Friday, June 26 8 a.m. OPEN
Wednesday, Aug. 5 8 a.m. OPEN
Date Time Status
Monday, June 8 1 - 4 p.m. OPEN
Thursday, June 18 1 - 4 p.m. OPEN
Tuesday, August 4 1 - 4 p.m. OPEN
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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  ***

Starting Monday, March 16 through April 13, 2020, the Admissions Office at South Dakota State University is canceling all campus visits and recruitment events, on and off campus, as a precautionary measure to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure to our University community and prospective students. 

Students will be notified by Admissions staff members regarding changes to events or visits which they may already have scheduled.  Updates will be posted to the SDSU website when it’s deemed safe to resume visit experiences or if timelines are extended.

 We are currently planning alternate opportunities for students and families to connect virtually with SDSU staff and faculty as they make final decisions about their enrollment at SDSU or explore their college options.


Yellow & Blue Discovery Day
Saturday, April 25
Daily Campus Visits
Monday - Friday
Jackrabbit Previews
April 17, 24, May 1

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.

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The Drive
The Rewards
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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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