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Is DSU the right fit for you?

Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

Visit Our Campus

Visit DSU

Welcome to Trojan country

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. In the spring, join us for Discover DSU Days or major-specific Program Preview Days.

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 talk with a professor in the major of your choice

Schedule Your Visit Now

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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

Register now

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Program Preview Days

Take a closer look at your intended major. Meet faculty, students, and staff during a hands-on preview day of your choice.

SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT NOW

Dakota State University provides equal opportunity for faculty, staff and students to park in designated areas through the payment of fees approved by the Board of Regents.

View printable parking map. 

Permit registration

All automobiles, motorcycles, street-legal all-terrain vehicles, and motorized scooters parked on campus must be registered with the Facilities Management Office.
Those who wish to purchase a parking permit must register in the *Facilities Management/ Campus & Community section of the University portal and follow instructions for payment.

*Can be accessed on MyDSU portal. Log in required. 

Permit privileges

Current permit fees for each of the permit types are listed in the *Facilities Management/ Campus & Community section of the University portal.
Parking permits are required to park on campus. Permits must be displayed on the driver's side of the windshield in the lower front corner with the permit number facing out.

*Can be accessed on MyDSU portal. Log in required. 

Permit types

Blue permit

  • Blue permits may be purchased by DSU students only
  • Blue permit holders may park in identified blue parking areas only
  • Parking regulations in blue parking areas are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies

Red permit

  • Red permits may be purchased by DSU employees. An employee is a person who works at DSU with a faculty/staff appointment
  • Student employees, including graduate students, are not eligible to purchase a red permit
  • Designated spaces, indicated with signage, may be authorized by Facilities Management with the approval of the Vice Presidents Council
  • Parking regulations in red parking areas are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies
  • Duplicate red parking permits may be purchased from the Cashier’s Office
  • For each red permit number, only one vehicle at a time can be parked on campus

Handicap permit

  • The state-issued handicap permit must be properly displayed while parked in designated handicap spaces within campus parking areas
  • In addition to the state permit, students and staff must also purchase and display the appropriate DSU parking permit - blue for students and red for employees
  • Parking regulations in handicap parking spaces are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies

Visitor permit

  • Visitor permits are issued free of charge to campus guests by emailing the Facilities Management Office, or calling (605) 256-5222. Permits must include an expiration date and signature of the Facilities Management Director. 
  • Extended visitor parking, exceeding seven days, may be arranged by contacting the Facilities Management Office
  • Citations issued to visitors may be voided by the Director of Facilities Management
  • Parking regulations in visitor parking areas are enforceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round by the DSU parking attendant and partner law-enforcement agencies
  • Visitor parking spaces are limited to 30 minutes unless a valid temporary parking permit is displayed

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1-888-DSU-9988

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