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

Events & Conference Services

If you’re planning an event, choosing the right facility makes a strong, positive statement.  Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. 

Landscape picture of DSU's center of campus

The. Right. Place.

Dakota State University is located on 22 acres in Madison, South Dakota, near two glacial lakes that provide year-round recreation.  In the spring and summer, water skiing, sailing, and fishing dominate the on-the-water activities.  In the fall and winter months, visitors and residents find numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking and cross-country skiing.

Meet. Educate. Celebrate.

Dakota State University is a scenic campus with beautiful historical buildings.  The university features meeting rooms, classrooms of various sizes, audio/visual resources, banquet facilities, dining and food options, housing and parking.

Explore our facilities and services; we hope you’ll find the perfect fit for the event you are planning.  If you have questions, we would be happy to assist in making a recommendation based upon your budget, type of event, audio visual needs, time of day, etc.  We are all about helping make your event a success. 

Summer Conferences

Conferences & events





Dakota State University is following the Board of Regents Face Covering Protocol. Face covering requirements at the time of reservation will be utilized. Dakota State also follows social distancing recommendations provided by the CDC.

Contact Us

Successful events come in all shapes and sizes. We can host or plan your next event at DSU.
(605) 256-5666