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Is DSU the right fit for you?

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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Student Life

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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 veterans, international 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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Victoria Sopko joins DSU alumni board

Victoria Sopko, 2017 elementary education DSU graduate, has joined the Alumni Board.

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Protecting personal data

Dustin Steinhagen, PhD student in Cyber Defense, has a passion for defending humans from social engineering. His goal is to fight the societal vulnerability of living in a world where it is so easy to hack a person's mind.

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Reporting on Research

Mary Francis and the staff at the Karl Mundt Library can help you find and evaluate good resources.

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Hunter Baer

DSU freshman to attend West Point

Hunter Baer, a freshman computer science major from Garrison, North Dakota, was recently accepted to West Point United States Military Academy.

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Students develop Alzheimer’s video game

Nursing homes aren’t your average setting for a video game, but Dakota State student Gabriel Simao and his friends aren’t creating an average video game.

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Jacob Garza

Jacob Garza set out on his college journey with one thing in mind – find a computer science program that was amongst the top in the nation, to compliment his passion for the rapidly growing field.

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