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.

Majors & Degrees

Visit DSU

Welcome to Trojan Nation

Whether you're already admitted, choosing between schools, or just beginning to explore college options, the best way to get to know us is to take a tour. Schedule a personalized visit anytime.

We can’t wait to meet you!

campus building

Individual visits

If you prefer a one-on-one approach, we're happy to create a customized tour! Your individual visit to DSU generally lasts about two hours and includes:

  • A tour of campus
  • The chance to talk to an admissions counselor
  • A one-on-one meeting with a department representative in the major of your choice 
  • Safety protocols are in place. We will review with you prior to your visit, but please familiarize yourself with them so expectations are clear - learn more


 Virtual visits

Or sign up now for a one-on-one virtual visit with a DSU admission counselor. These visits last around an hour and a half and will help you learn about the admission process, tuition & fees, scholarships, and more!


Discover DSU Days

Discover DSU day meet-up with faculty

Stay a while! Explore Dakota State from multiple perspectives, including those of current students and faculty. These half-day events feature:

  • Campus tours
  • Presentations on life at DSU, academic programs, financial aid, and our tablet PC program
  • Panel discussions with students
  • Breakout discussions with faculty
  • Lunch on campus
  • Student services fair
  • Options to visit with an ADA coordinator, Veterans representative, or athletic coach

Register Today:

Get ready to Discover DSU!

Meet up with professors, staff, coaches, club advisors, and students to explore how you will fit in at Dakota State. Tour our campus and learn about admission, scholarships and financial aid, as well as student housing. During this fun, interactive day, you'll also get an insider’s look at innovative technology and how that tech gets put to work in all DSU majors. 


A continental-style breakfast and a lunch are on us! PLUS you'll take home a FREE DSU T-SHIRT as a thank-you for visiting.

Ready to apply?

High school seniors who apply for admission while attending a Discover DSU Day get an access code to waive the application fee!

8:30 Check-In
9:00 Welcome
9:05 Life at DSU
9:45 Break
10:00 Funding your education
10:30 Student Panel
11:00 Campus Tour
12:00 Commute
12:15 Faculty Session
12:45 Lunch
1:30 Check-out


Program Preview Days

Program Preview Days

You've heard about our programs, so dive into the one that interests you! What better way to explore a program than to get hands-on with the tools professionals use every day in their careers. These interactive exploration days allow you to get an in-depth look at these programs as well as get the opportunity to hang with faculty, staff, and students.

All Fools Day Game Faire

Are you interested in a computer game design degree? Maybe you've always wanted to be a game designer, animator, or programmer. Or maybe you're undecided but have a creative mind. Learn about DSU's technology advantage. Our All Fools' Day Game Faire allows you to get an in-depth look at our Computer Game Design program.

Register Today


DSU student working on a laptop

Upcoming events

July 19, 2023 – Athletics – 8:00 p.m. CST

Calling all future Trojan student-athletes! Join Dana Hoff, Athletic Academic Advisor. and Abbey Cook, Head Athletics Trainer, for information about NAIA eligibility, class scheduling, athletic physicals, insurance, and required paperwork.

Register for the Athletics Webinar

July 26, 2023 – Disability & Strong Services – 8:00 p.m. CST

Come talk with Theresa Plut and Jordan Schuh from the DSU Counseling Center to learn more about DSU’s Disability and Strong Services. Jordan will talk about steps to use, and resources for students on 504 plans and IEPs; while Theresa will cover our Strong Services services for students on the autism spectrum. Please join them as they talk about student resources and success, and other programming they offer for students for the upcoming academic year.

Register for the Disability & Strong Services Webinar

August 2, 2023 – Welcome Weekend – 8:00 p.m. CST

Housing, and dining, and move-in, oh my! Who is ready for move-in day? Join Nic, Kim, and Mandy as they talk through some last minute details for Welcome Weekend. They will cover housing details and what to bring, ways to be financially ready and other things your Trojan card can do, and cover the ins and outs of orientation which will kick off just after move-in.

Register for the Welcome Weekend Webinar

August 9 – Transfers  – 8:00 p.m. CST

Switching colleges can be scary but also a refreshing change of pace. Join Autumn Pitz, transfer coordinator and Mandy Hendrix as they cover details about move-in processes for transfer students, as well as what DSU transfer orientation looks like. Get ready to take those final steps to becoming a Trojan!

Register for the Transfers Webinar

Group Visits

Students Walking On Campus

Interested in bringing a group, (class, athletic team, TRIO group, etc) to campus?

Request a personalized group visit by emailing dsu-campusvisits@dsu.edu or calling DSU Undergraduate Admission (605) 256-5139.





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