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.

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Image of Trojan Field

November 7, 2022

Celebrate the final game at Trojan Field

Over 50 years of athletics on Trojan Field will come to an end with the final home game of the Trojan football season on Saturday, November 12.

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CyberGames-SeasonII

October 20, 2022

DSU fields 4 on U.S. Cyber Team Season II

Three DSU students were chosen for the U.S. Cyber Team Season II, which will compete internationally next summer in the International Cyber Games.

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Sauvakacolo

September 30, 2022

Inspiring ambition

“It is always an amazing experience to run for my country,” said Dakota State student-athlete Fane Sauvakacolo.

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DSU-CampusStudents

September 20, 2022

DSU announces enrollment gains for Fall ‘22

Numbers rising across the board at Dakota State

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Kaya Colwill received a $10k scholarship from Gen.G

September 8, 2022

Colwill receives $10k from Gen.G Foundation

DSU freshman esports athlete Kaya Colwill is one of 10 people in the nation awarded a $10,000 scholarship from Gen.G Foundation.

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Carper Sweetcorn and Produce truck

August 23, 2022

Carpers named honorary captains for 2022 Ag Bowl

The Carper family's contributions to agriculture in the region have made them the perfect candidates to be the Honorary Dakota State University Ag Bowl Captains on Thursday, August 25.

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DSU Foundation staff poses for a photo

August 15, 2022

DSU Foundation has record-breaking year

Dakota State University continues to rise, with the DSU Foundation raising a record-setting $127.3 million for fiscal year 2022.

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Attendees of the DSU Sutton Bay fundraising event

June 28, 2022

Record-breaking fundraising at DSU Sutton Bay event

In its second year, the DSU Sutton Bay event raised $393,000 in cash donations and pledges. This will be used for athletic scholarships.

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DSU Donor Patrick Maroney

June 1, 2022

Maroney donates millions to Trojans Unite Campaign

Thanks to DSU alumnus Patrick Maroney, $7 million dollars have been donated to the athletics facilities for the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign: Building Champions. He has donated an additional $1.5 million to scholarships as part of the Academic Success pillar of the campaign.

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Rendering of the new DSU Athletics Events Center

April 26, 2022

DSU Athletics Events Center groundbreaking May 2

The public is invited to Dakota State University Foundation’s groundbreaking for the new Athletics Events Center on Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at Trojan Field.

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DSU announces Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign

April 1, 2022

DSU announces Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign

Dakota State is launching the Trojans Unite Comprehensive Campaign (TUCC) with a fundraising goal of $250 million. Miles and Lisa Beacom, longtime Dakota State University supporters, will chair the campaign.

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The Athletics Events Center is phase 1 of a three-phase athletics complex plan. It includes an upgraded football stadium, relocated track and new soccer stadium, office space, and shared meeting space, as well as classrooms

February 28, 2022

$45 million raised for DSU Athletics facilities

Dakota State is building champions with $45 million raised for the new athletics facilities. This will be transformative for DSU and the Madison community.

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This most recent donation from Kern will help fund the multi-phase athletics complex for Dakota State. DSU is currently seeking legislative approval to build Phase I, a new athletics events center.

January 18, 2022

Kern’s $5 million legacy to keep DSU Rising

Local Madison businessman and longtime Trojan Athletics supporter Brian Kern has donated $5 million for the development and completion of a new athletics facility.

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Trojan football players at the historic Boot Hill Bowl game

November 22, 2021

“The Big Play”

It's been 50 years since the historic Boot Hill Bowl game. Darwin Robinson’s 80-yard catch with a little over five minutes left at the Boot Hill Bowl game on Dec. 4, 1971 was a historic comeback 23-20 win over Northwestern Oklahoma State of Alva, OK.

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Dakota State University Esports athlete playing League of Legends

November 17, 2021

DSU Esports program to host Midwest Invitational

Dakota State University Esports is hosting a Midwest Invitational on Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21. It will feature collegiate gameplay in VALORANT and League of Legends, with open to the public, pay-to-play fighting games tournaments.

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Linda and Dan Stewart appreciate farm life, through the artwork in their home, and in their lifestyle. Longtime ag producers in Lake County, will be recognized as the 2021 Ag Bowl Captains.

September 13, 2021

Stewart family named 2021 Ag Bowl Captains

Linda and Dan Stewart appreciate farm life, through the artwork in their home, and in their lifestyle. Longtime ag producers in Lake County, the Stewarts will be recognized as the 2021 Ag Bowl Captains at Dakota State on Sept. 18.

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President Griffiths (right) introduces General Cyber to the Madison community at the August 17 Downtown in MadTown event.

August 26, 2021

Dakota State welcomes new mascot

Dakota State University Trojans have a new mascot, "General Cyber," or General Cy for short.

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Volleyball and court

September 22, 2020

DSU volleyball postpones games

Dakota State University Athletics is postponing some of its scheduled volleyball games due to COVID-19, after two players tested positive for the virus.

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Esports

July 27, 2020

Professional esports athlete joins DSU program

Nicolas Engle, a professional esports athlete, is bringing his knowledge and experience to Dakota State’s young esports team.

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Sammy Drummond

July 23, 2020

Rocketing into research

Sammy Drummond came to the U.S. from Australia so that he could play baseball while continuing his academic studies. This led him to Dakota State University where he is a senior physical science major.

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May 1, 2020

DSU announces plans to reopen its campus for Fall 2020

Dakota State University plans to resume on-campus operations for the Fall 2020 semester. This will include face-to-face classes, along with the online courses normally offered at DSU. This decision is made in conjunction with the Board of Regents (BOR) and other regental schools.

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March 24, 2020

2020 Spring semester goes online-only

The South Dakota Board of Regents has determined all South Dakota public universities will transition to spring classes online for the duration of the semester and postpone graduation until further notice, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 16, 2020

DSU moves to online-only for remainder of spring semester

Dakota State University continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and make decisions that are in the best interest of everyone in the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) system. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff throughout the state remain our top priority and we continue to monitor the situation around the clock.

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March 16, 2020

NAIA cancels spring sports schedule

As of March 16, the NAIA has cancelled the spring sports season. The North Star Conference (NSAA), which DSU is a member of, had previously suspended their schedule.

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March 13, 2020

DSU takes action with upcoming events

Dakota State is postponing, moving to online formats, or cancelling all events through April 13. This is a precautionary measure to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure to the university community, current and prospective students, and guests to campus. Updates are available on the coronavirus alert page at DSU.edu regarding specific events.

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March 12, 2020

Dakota State extends spring break to respond to pandemic

Dakota State University is joining the other five universities in the South Dakota Regental System in the decision to extend the 2020 spring break an additional week in response to the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 12, there have been no confirmed cases at Dakota State, in Madison or Lake County.

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February 25, 2020

Simons named Philanthropists of Year at DSU Gala

Darrel and Patti Simon embody servant leadership, said Suzy Collignon-Hodgen, chair of the DSU Foundation Board of Trustees. For that reason, they were named the 2019 Philanthropists of the Year for Dakota State University.

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January 24, 2020

Gunderson’s donates to Dakota State athletics

Gift to Trojans Unite will help keep programs competitive

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November 19, 2019

Female gamers hope to inspire future generations

Liz Gwaltney and Morgan Garber grew up playing video and computer games. Today they’re competing as members of Dakota State’s esports program.

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Proposed new athletic complex

August 29, 2019

Trojans Unite campaign kicks off with $10M gift

First PREMIER Bank-PREMIER Bankcard and Beacoms donate to DSU Athletics program

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Esports gaming chairs

June 24, 2019

Esports coach hired at Dakota State

New esports coach at DSU has experience building esports program from scratch

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Donna Fawbush - 40 year employee

May 9, 2019

2019 DSU Employee Longevity Reception

Dakota State recognized 34 employees with a combined 730 years of service at the recent Longevity Reception.

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KAPPA SIGMA IOTA

April 17, 2019

2019 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Monday, April 15, 2019, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D.

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Esports Club offers fall gaming events

October 11, 2018

Esports Club offers fall gaming events

DSU’s Esports Club is taking their gaming to the next level. This fall the relatively new Esports Club became an official Tespa affiliate. Tespa is a network of college clubs focused on gaming culture and esports competitions.

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STUDENT EMPLOYEES of the year for 2018 are: Hunter Cockrell (left), Sara Erickson, and Tavyn Hallan.

April 20, 2018

2018 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Monday, April 16, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D.

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David Moe

June 9, 2017

DSU hires new women’s basketball coach

Moe hired to be head women's basketball coach, Dittman to serve as full-time athletics director

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June 6, 2017

2017 Spring Honors list released

Dakota State 2017 Spring Honors list released

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April 28, 2017

Lawrence is DSU spring commencement speaker

Master’s candidates to be hooded at separate ceremony

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Day of Service

April 24, 2017

DSU hosts second annual service day

Memorial tree planting for Bob Jackson

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Regental Awards

April 18, 2017

2017 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 11, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D. See below for the honors recognized during the event.

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2016 Honors Banquet

April 14, 2016

2016 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 12, at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D.

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Pictured left to right is Guillien, Dittman and Glenda Blom local ESGR volunteer.

December 1, 2015

Jeff Dittman honored with Patriot award

South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, is pleased to announce Jeff Dittman at DSU is honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Army National Guard.

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Wade Pogany

May 4, 2015

Wade Pogany DSU commencement speaker

Dakota State University’s spring commencement is Saturday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. at the DSU Fieldhouse in Madison, S.D.

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OUTSTANDING MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

April 16, 2015

2015 Honors Banquet

Dakota State University held its annual Honors Banquet Tuesday, April 14 at Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison, S.D

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Fieldhouse renovation

June 3, 2014

DSU Fieldhouse under renovations this summer

Dakota State University Fieldhouse, site for home basketball and volleyball games, is undergoing renovations this summer.

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