Dakota State University students walking around campus

Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

After Registration

Hooray, you are registered for classes! To make sure you are ready for the semester to start, check out these additional items to make sure your start of the semester runs smoothly.

There may be some things you have yet to complete in your admission file, or in preparation for the upcoming term. Make sure you have finished the following items from the Before Registration list:

  • Complete admission file
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Housing
  • Dining Services
  • Trojan ID Card
  • Disability Services

Find the full list with details

View your class schedule through your Self Service Registration page on the myDSU portal.

You may need to reference your schedule for:

  • Ordering/buying your textbooks
  • Insurance Confirmation

DSU also has a new App through our TrojanConnect Student Success platform. This app is going to provide you with resources, events and other great information.

To get the App

  • Go into your App Store
  • Search - Navigate Student App
  • Search - Dakota State University
  • Enter your Trojans email and password
  •  Pay your tuition and fee statement using SDePay under the MyDSU Portal 
    • Real-time balances and detailed transactions
    • You may set up a parent, guardian, or spouse as an authorized user
    • Check your DSU email account regularly for updates and announcements
  • Direct Deposit
    • You may set up direct deposit for refunds using SNAP found on the MyDSU Portal page. 
  • Payment deadlines
    • Payment deadlines can be located on the DSU Academic Calendar
    • Remember that changes to enrollment (adding or dropping classes) will result in changes to your billing statement
    • Check your statement regularly
  • Attendance confirmation is required of ALL students (this is not the same as the commitment process for financial aid disbursement)
    • It takes place at the beginning of EACH semester
    • Students will be notified to confirm attendance through their DSU email

DSU Cashier Office
(605) 256-5271

  • Fall 2024 move-in day for first year and transfer students is Friday, August 23rd in the Courtyard building (917 Washington Avenue North). Drop and Go move-in will be offered August 16-20 by appointment only. Information for Drop and Go and Early Arrival will be included in the housing placement email sent to students in July.
  • Students will receive move-in information through their DSU Trojan email account.
  • Students will receive your room key and campus map at the check-in table.
  • Information regarding laptop, student ID, and parking pass pick up will be communicated with students at the check-in table.
  • Signage will direct students to unloading zones and volunteers will assist with the unloading and moving of items to student’s rooms.
  • Spring 2025 move-in day is Saturday, January 11, 2025.

DSU Residence Life
(605) 256-5146

  • Trojan Silver – make purchases at on and off-campus vendors through the Trojan Silver program
  • Online eAccount: manage your account, add funds, or freeze your account if your card is lost or stolen

DSU Card Services: Kim Wermers
(605) 256-5225

Dining Services

Purchasing a parking permit is optional, but a permit is required to park on campus. To access the DSU Parking Rules and Regulations and parking permit registration, go to MyDSU Portal > Quick Links > Parking Information. Parking permit registration will open the beginning of August and the cost of the permit will be added to your tuition bill. 

DSU Facilities Management
(605) 256-5222


Parking map

  • Computers will be available on move-in day
  • Technology fee of $398.75 per semester will be added to your account – this pays for:
    • Computer
    • Wireless infrastructure
    • Specialized computer labs
    • Servers and bandwidth
    • Software licensing
    • DSU Support Desk and servicing
  • Bring your own padded carrying case (backpack or other type of bag) and some type of file storage/back-up device (USB flash drives or external hard drives)

ITS Support Desk

Account Access

Login Information

At mydsu.dsu.edu you can set up your account access and access your MyDSU portal account. The ITS Support Desk will send you an email with a verification code to complete your account set up.

ITS Support

If you are having issues setting up or accessing your accounts, visit the ITS support website or call ITS support at (605) 256-5675.

Get Connected

Visit our website for instructions on how to connect university email to mobile phone email app, as well as get computer, phone, and gaming consoles connected to campus wireless networks.

ITS Support Desk

The Trojan Zone has you covered from required course materials, including textbooks and supplies, to electronic accessories, and DSU apparel.


The bookstore website is where you can find out what course materials you need for class. You can purchase traditional printed textbooks or economical eBooks online at dsubookstore.com. Grab your course schedule and visit dsubookstore.com *Please note that the bookstore no longer carries physical textbooks in the store and you will want to be sure to order all of your supplies prior to the start of the term.

First-day access

Many instructors use First Day Access at DSU. First Day Access includes eBooks and
possibly courseware which is automatically available to you on the first day of class. (Courseware may include interactive content such as assignments, videos, quizzes, flashcards, etc.) Your First Day Access course materials are automatically billed to your tuition and fee statement. Of course, you may elect to opt out of First Day Access if you prefer a printed textbook. If you have a course with First Day Access, you will receive an email giving you all the necessary information.

Open educational resources

Instructors also use Open Educational Resources (known as OER). OER is typically free content that instructors may use either from their personal files or websites.


If you have any questions, the staff at the Trojan Zone bookstore is ready to help! They can be reached by calling (605) 256-5238 or by email bookstore@dsu.edu.


Trojan Zone Bookstore

We aim to keep our students happy and healthy through our Student Health Office located on campus. Students have unlimited visits to the health nurse for minor illnesses, minor injuries, routine allergy shots, and educational materials. If further diagnosis or care is required, the nurse will refer you to a physician at Madison Regional Health for one of your two free diagnostic office visits.

Please note: Health insurance is strongly recommended and our student health program is not replacement for health insurance.

Student Health

Student-Athletes Check-List for the NAIA eligibility center

  • Create a personal NAIA Profile
  • Ask your high school to send final official Transcripts to the NAIA. Do not email transcripts.
  • Send official ACT or SAT scores to the NAIA. If you are still planning on taking the test, 9876 is the number you enter to have the test sent to NAIA.
  • Pay the registration fee to the NAIA. Check to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.
  • Questions, contact your coach or the Athletic Advisor: Dana Hoff.


  • Sports physicals are required for all student-athletes. Coaches and athletic trainers will be in contact with their athletes with the paperwork needed to be completed by a health professional during the sports physical.

If you are a veteran or a dependent of a veteran, once you have finalized your registration please submit the benefit registration form below. 



Questions? Contact:

Director of Veteran Affairs: Austin Slaughter