Complete a Dakota State University housing application and mail it along with a $50 room deposit check to: Department of Residence Life, Dakota State University, 820 N. Washington Ave., Madison SD, 57042.
Students are automatically paired when both list each other as their choice of roommate on the housing contact as long as:
- Both students are going to be entering the first year of their university experience
- Both students are going to be entering their second year or beyond of their university experience
- Both students are registered into the General Beadle Honor Society program
Please watch your DSU e-mail account inbox for this information notice in late June through the first week of July. Included in that notice will be the name of your assigned hall, the room number and the name and contact information for your roommate.
Yes. You can bring your own refrigerator and microwave. Refrigerators should not be larger than 4.6 cubic feet and microwaves should not exceed 750 watts.
Unfortunately, no. But you can bring your own as long as they meet our standards.
All residence hall rooms have four local area network hardwired ports and wireless connection in all areas of the hall.
Each residence hall has multiple washers and dryers that cost $1.25 to wash per load, and $1.00 to dry for a 60 minute cycle per load.
You will be assigned a mailbox upon your arrival on campus. The mailboxes are located in the Trojan Center Student Union. Oversized packages can be picked up at the Student Services Center.
We reserve the apartments for students that are in at least their second year of their university experience.
Parking lots and street perimeter parking are available to hall residents with a blue parking tag. Students may purchase a blue parking tag at https://portal.sdbor.edu/dsu-student/campus-community/parking/Pages/default.aspx beginning June 1.
The University is not responsible for the theft, destruction, or loss of your money or personal belongings. Please check to see if your parent's insurance will cover your property or inquire about a rider to your parent's existing policies.
Yes, please go to: http://dsu.edu/assets/uploads/resources/2017-2018_Tuition-Fees.pdf to see what plans are available.
No, your bed unit may certainly remain at floor level.
Loft kits, which allow students to determine the height of their bed, are furnished by the University. These units will already be placed in your room upon your arrival. DSU does not allow students to bring in their own lofts, either homemade or commercial.
No, we do provide a bed unit for every resident and expect them to use the beds we provide.
36" x 80" (Richardson/Emry/Zimmermann/8-plex/The Courtyard units) and 39" x 80" (Higbie). Extra-long twin sheets fit on all of our beds.
All provided room furnishings must remain in the room. This includes bed mattress, lofting kit, chest of drawers, desk, and desk chair.
Students typically personalize their room with personal photos, posters and other memorabilia. You are free to rearrange your room as long as the university-provided items remain in the room.
Restrictions. You are not allowed to paint the room. We recommend using a removable form of fun-tak, poster putty or poster tape to hang decorations in your room. We don't allow the use of duct tape, scotch tape, nails, screws, tacks, hooks or pins on the walls or other surfaces. Carpet tape is also not allowed for securing carpet to the floor. If you use any of these items, you may be fined the costs for repairing the room.
Yes, cable TV is provided in every room as a result of paying the housing fee each semester.
Only items that are cooked in a microwave may be prepared in a residence hall room. All other cooking should be done in the kitchen area of each hall.
Blinds are provided in each residence hall room.
Please read your hall assignment notification email carefully. All rooms in The Courtyard and a few room in Higbie Hall are carpeted. If you are not assigned to a room with carpeting, you may bring low pile carpet without foam or rubber backing.
Each room will have a complete bed unit, lofting kit, chest of drawers, desk and desk chair.
Pets, with the exception of service or emotional support animals, are not allowed in our residence halls. Please contact the Student Success Center at 605-256-5121 to inquire about the approval process to have a service or emotional support animal on campus.
The residence halls close two times during the academic year, over the semester break, and over spring break. All residents are expected to vacate their residence hall during these breaks, unless they meet the requirements for optional break housing.
We do offer limited early arrival move in opportunities beginning the week of move in for a daily fee. Please contact the Department of Residence Life at 605-256-5146 at least 24 hours prior to the desired date of arrival to schedule your check-in time.