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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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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!

Individual Campus Visits

Individual Visit Sign-up calendar


Main Campus 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.
  • The option for a one-on-one meeting with a department representative in the major of your choice.
  • Opportunity to meet with club directors, athletic coaches, ADA coordinator, and military benefits director.

Virtual visits

Whether you are planning to attend on-campus or online, we have virtual visits geared for any student. This one-on-one virtual visit gives students the chance to talk through the application and financial processes with an admissions counselor and also gives you the opportunity to meet with a program representative in the major of your choice. These visits can range from 30 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on your visit preferences.

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


Links to register for honors program webinars


General Beadles Honors Program Webinars

March 19 - 7:00pm
March 27 - 7:00pm
April 3 - 7:00pm

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 in their careers? These interactive exploration days allow you to get an in-depth look at these programs and 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.

April 5, 2024

Register for All Fools Day Game Faire

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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