Rendering of the proposed new Blankley Field at Dakota State University..

Legacy Lives On

New football field named after DSU Coach George Blankley. The Trojans Unite campaign will focus on several areas, one of those key areas being athletic facilities.

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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).

Student events

September 8
11:00 AM

Career Fest

September 23
8:00 AM

DSU Annual Giving Day

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Student’s life altered by receiving a scholarship. DSU Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 23.

Be the DSU difference

Student’s life altered by receiving a scholarship. DSU Giving Day is Thursday, Sept. 23.

Amy Crissinger, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Crissinger named Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management

Amy Crissinger has been named the permanent Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Dakota State University.

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

Dakota State welcomes new mascot

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

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