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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!

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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!


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Discover DSU Days

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

Future Events: Save the Date!

  • Discover Day - Friday, October 21
  • Discover Day - Saturday, November 5
  • Discover Day - Friday, December 2
  • Discover Day - Saturday, January 28
  • Discover Day - Friday, February 3
  • Discover Day - Friday, March 3
  • Discover Day - Saturday, April 29


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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.




No webinars are scheduled at this time.

Students Walking On Campus

Group Visits

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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Deb Roach has been named the Vice President for Human Resources .

Roach named VP for Human Resources

Deb Roach has been named the Vice President for Human Resources at Dakota State University, effective immediately.

The Athletics Events Center is phase 1 of a three-phase athletics complex plan. It includes an upgraded football stadium, relocated track and new soccer stadium, office space, and shared meeting space, as well as classrooms

$45 million raised for DSU Athletics facilities

Dakota State is building champions with $45 million raised for the new athletics facilities. This will be transformative for DSU and the Madison community.

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