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Move-In Day 2022

This year's move-in will take place over a three-day period starting on Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21. New students will be able to move into the halls from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, August 19. Returning students will be able to move into the halls starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 20.

New student move in Friday, August 19

New students arrive at the Office of Residence Life located at Courtyard Hall between 8:00 am to 2:00 pm to receive their room key, student ID card, directions to their residence hall, and other information. From there new students will go to their residence hall where volunteers will help students unload their vehicles and carry items to their rooms. The Courtyard Hall address is:

Courtyard Hall
Dakota State University
917 Washington Ave. N.
Madison, SD 57042

If you have any questions, please contact Residence Life at (605) 256-5146 or by email.

Returning student move in Saturday, August 20

Returning students may start moving into their Residence Hall at 8:00 am on Saturday of the move-in weekend. To move in, returning students should go to the main lobby of their residence halls between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or contact the hall duty number posted at the main door outside of those hours.

If you arrive between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturday or Sunday, students will check in at the Office of Residence Life, located in the Courtyard Residence Hall. Before and after those hours you will check in at your assigned residence hall by calling the Residence Assistant (RA) duty number.

Drop N Go , Friday August 12 - Wednesday, August 17

Drop n Go Move in Courtyard residence hall

DSU Residence Life will also offer a Drop-N-Go move-in process to provide more flexibility to students. The Drop-N-Go process will take place from Friday, August 12 to Wednesday, August 17 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with extended hours from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday. During this time, students will be able to move all of their belongings into their room but they will not be able to stay in the hall until their move-in date.

To participate in Drop-N-Go, students must sign up at the following link

Drop N Go Sign-Up