Legacy Coyote Statue

Congratulations! You're a Coyote.

Now that you've been admitted and decided that the University of South Dakota is the place for you, there are a few more steps to complete in order to confirm your enrollment at USD:

Submit your Housing Deposit

Your $100 housing deposit makes your admission official. Your deposit reserves your spot in the incoming class, provides you with your on-campus housing options and confirms any scholarship offers you receive from USD.

Submit your deposit online

  • Resident Students: Your deposit will be held by University Housing after the start of the semester. Deposit refunds are issued in accordance with the Residence Hall Contract. Housing applications are completed online, and you will be notified when the housing application becomes available.
  • Commuter Students: The housing deposit is not required for commuter students. Commuter students will need to contact the Office of Admissions at 605-658-6200 to guarantee enrollment.

    NOTE: South Dakota Board of Regents Policy requires you to live on campus and enroll in a meal plan during the first two years immediately following your graduation from high school. Special permission to live off campus is generally granted to students living full time with parents or legal guardians, students enrolled primarily at off-campus locations and students with dependent children. Please see the complete SDBOR Housing & Meal Plans Policy 3:6 for information on policy exceptions and exemptions.

Fall Semester Residence Hall Occupancy Contracts: Housing Contract Release Applications received by University Housing prior to May 12 will receive a full refund of their university deposit if approved.Housing Contract Release Applications received by University Housing on or after May 12 will forfeit the university deposit if approved.

Spring Semester Residence Hall Occupancy Contracts
: Housing Contract Release Applications received prior to December 20 will receive a full refund of their university deposit if approved.
Housing Contract Release Applications received by University Housing on or after December 20 will forfeit the university deposit if approved.

Contract Releases: Contract releases granted for Financial Hardship, Graduation, Sorority and Fraternity Release or Participation in a University Approved Program will be eligible for a full refund of the University Housing Deposit regardless of submission date.

Refunds: Refunds, if any, are made in the form of a credit to the student’s University account. A refund from the Business Office will be made if the refund leaves a credit on the student’s account. 

    Pick up your USD E-Mail Account

    After you submit your housing deposit, beginning January 23, 2017 you will be able to access your USD e-mail account. Once you receive your account, you will have access to the myUSD portal where you can select your registration option. Please check your USD e-mail regularly for important updates as well as registration information.     

    Set up your WebAdvisor Account

    WebAdvisor is the online tool providing you with access to registration, SDePay (tuition payment and notifications), course listing and other facets of your academic career at USD.  You will also need to confirm your attendance at USD using your WebAdvisor Account.  

    Set up your WebAdvisor Access

Immunization Requirements 

All new, readmitted and transferred students are required to provide medically signed proof of TWO properly administered MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) immunizations OR immune titers for Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps. The immunization form must be completed before you can register for classes at USD.  Read more about the mandatory immunization form.

Download the Immunization Form


Information on your options for Registration will be sent to you via your new USD e-mail.  Our Fast Track registration sessions are one-day events where you'll receive a warm welcome to USD as you meet with your advisors, register for classes and learn all about the campus and the many resources available to you.

  • Select a registration option
    Beginning in the spring, check your USD e-mail for instructions and the registration options available to you.  After you have received your options, you can make your selection online through the myUSD portal and sign up for the available registration option that best suits you.

    Fast Track Registration and  Honors Overnight are now available. Please check your email for sign-up availability.
    • Rapid City Registration (May 9 and 10, University Center - Rapid City)
    • Honors Overnight Registration (June 11-12)

      Sign Up for Honors Overnight

    •  Fast Track 2017 dates:
      Sign Up for Fast Track
      •  Monday, May 22 (CLOSED)
      •  Wednesday, May 24 (CLOSED)
      • Friday, May 26 (CLOSED)
      • Monday, June 5
      • Wednesday, June 7
      • Friday, June 9
      • Friday, June 16
      • Wednesday, June 28
      • Friday, July 14

After you register for classes, your bill will be available online at your SDePay account
You will NOT receive a paper copy of your bill.   

Placement Testing

Placement exams  are available to ensure you are registered for the correct courses based on your knowledge of math, English and foreign languages.

Read more about Placement Exams

Computer Requirements

A personal computer is important to your academic and communication needs at college. Some academic programs require specific laptops. Check out these tips for selecting and preparing your computer to take full advantage of the computing resources available to you at USD.

Technology: Student Laptop Information

File your FAFSA

  • File your FAFSA by USD's priority deadline of April 1. List USD's code of 003474 on your FAFSA.

File your FAFSA

  •  Beginning mid-April, financial aid award letters will be mailed to your permanent address. Read all information enclosed with the award letter before accepting your financial aid package. Please call the Financial Aid Office at 605-658-6250 with any questions.          

Get Ready 


 Move-In Day Friday, August 18, 2017


Welcome Week Orientation

You've met your advisors. Now meet your fellow students. Held in the days just before classes begin, Welcome Week Orientation is a celebration of USD's incoming class with opportunities to meet other students, discover common interests, explore Vermillion and settle in to your role as a USD Coyote. Live entertainment and insightful sessions on college life will help launch you into your first year at USD

Once again, congratulations and welcome to the Coyote Family!