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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Trojan Days

DSU's Mascot General Cy on a branded spiffy golf car
DSU students preparing for the annual Day of Service

Lasting traditions

We've been a part of the Madison community for over 142 years and we love to celebrate with you! The 2023 Trojan Days Committee invites you to join us for our beloved homecoming traditions.

Join us September 11-16 for Dakota State's Homecoming 2023!

We can’t wait for you to come back to campus for Homecoming! You won’t want to miss our lineup of festive events, and we invite you to use this site as your one-stop resource for all Homecoming-related information.

Group of DSU Trojan students ready to start their service project for the annual Day of Service project

Day of Service

DSU's Day of Service is the university's annual celebration of service, with Trojans banding together each year to give back to the local community. What began almost a decade ago as a single day, has now grown into an ongoing call to action for service activities spanning environmental clean-ups around campus and the community, and organizing the library and food pantry. Everyone has something to offer, and everyone is welcome to participate.

Day of Service Sign Up Form

hands embracing DSU day of giving memorabilia

Day of Giving

About #RISEUP: A Day of Giving Back

DSU Day of Giving connects Trojans from around the globe, connecting and uniting all to support our great institution. This is an annual event on the Thursday of DSU homecoming week where we call upon the Trojan community to come together in service through projects and support through investment in Dakota State.

This 12-hour event connects us all through an online day of giving. Be sure to show your Trojan Pride and RISE UP with us throughout the day - and check out the challenges and matches happening over the 12 hours. Go Trojans!

Rise Up and Give Back

DSU homecoming day parade float with DSU cheerleader

Homecoming Day Parade

A tradition on the DSU campus is the annual Homecoming Parade and Trojan Days events. Join hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, community members, and families on Egan Avenue September 16, 2023 to watch, or take part in the parade before the big game.

Parade Registration

Trojan football team playing on the field

Trojans Host Valley City State for Homecoming 2023

The Dakota State University Trojan football team will host Valley City State for this years homecoming game. Tailgating begins at 12:00 p.m. west of the Dan Beacom Track Complex, with the Game starting at 4:00 p.m., at the Dan Beacom Track Complex.

DSU Alumni members of the Trojan football team's Boot Hill game pictured

Special group itinerary and registration

September 16th | Madison, SD

Come back to Madison and participate in our Trojan Day Events.  As always we encourage all Alumni and Friends to come back for homecoming; however, this year we have three different groups (73 Football Team, 1973 Graduates, 1975-1985 all sports reunion) for which we are holding special activities.  Find out more by clicking on the link below.

1975-1985 All Athlete Reunion Schedule and Registration

1973 Football Team Schedule and Registration

50 Year Graduates Schedule (1073 Grads) and Registration