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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

 Upcoming Event Dates:

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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.

Digital Arts and Design (D.A.D.) Expo

Artsy? Ear for sound? Love the world of 3D? Then our DSU Digital Arts and Design (D.A.D.) Expo may be for you!

You’re invited to come see why students interested in the world of digital arts choose DSU! This hands-on, interactive program exploration day allows visiting students to get an in-depth look at DSU’s Digital Arts & Design programs.

Monday, February 28, 2022

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.

Friday, April 1, 2022



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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. 



Creating her future

Shay Huss: Creating her future. An interest in psychology and computer science led Shay Huss to Dakota State University and the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI) degree program.

Dr. David Zeng and several DSU students, are working with business data to help an area company.

Grant benefits business, university, students

College is not just about classroom learning, it’s also about applying that knowledge to the professional environment. A new grant to Dr. David Zeng and his team will help students use their education for a real-life application, and help an area business in the process. Congratulations to Dr. Zeng and the team!

Dr. Andrew Sathoff (left) is mentoring Jenni Giles through her alfalfa research.

Understanding alfalfa

Jenni Giles received her second Student Research Initiative (SRI) grant to continue research on Pythium, an alfalfa pathogen, in South Dakota soils.

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