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Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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Make the most of every moment

We're a small school with big heart. Our campus is a warm, welcoming place that strengthens and enhances your educational experience. You get all the benefits of a close-knit school with the amenities of a world-class university.

DSU students work hard, but we have just as much fun. Our community of 3,000 plus students is active in athletics, academic teams, research, and clubs and organizations. From ultimate frisbee to anime, intramural sports to volunteer opportunities, there's a way to find your people.

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FYRE (First Year Residence Experience)

Our signature program for first-year students is designed to help you transition to college life.

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Academic teams

Apply your tech skills as part of a regionally and nationally competitive team challenged with programming, cyber defense, and more.

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Living, learning, growing

We take a holistic approach to student life at DSU. The First-Year Experience (FYRE) program helps you transition to college. On-campus housing provides a supportive, safe, and comfortable home base. Our Counseling Center is your go-to for help with academic, mental health, and substance use counseling. We have dedicated staff to assist veteransinternational students, and students with disabilities. There's even a new program, STRONG, tasked with supporting students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Wellness is a priority at DSU. We offer a number of fresh, healthy, and convenient dining options. If you want to get in some exercise, you can take a dip in the pool or shoot hoops with your membership to the on-campus Madison Community Center. Under the weather? Visit the Student Health Office nurse to treat minor illness or injury (rest assured, urgent or emergency care is nearby at Madison Regional Health).

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SD writers’ series coming to DSU

South Dakota Humanities Council grants brings six South Dakota writers to DSU and Madison

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“The Chair is Not Me” exhibit displayed in gallery

An educational exhibit “The Chair is Not Me,” is on display in the First Bank & Trust Art Gallery at Dakota State through February 28. The exhibit features artwork alongside poems from the book “The Chair is Not Me,” by “JJ” James Janis. The book is a collection of poems about his life experiences and challenges as a diversely abled individual.

Andrea Thompson named associate dean of The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Temporary position will help DSU build relationships with partners, agencies

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