The Student Executive Board is thrilled to invite the Vermillion area community to the annual Dakota Days celebration. Designed with the community and university in mind, the festivities feature various exciting events that strengthen community-campus relations as well as Coyote pride.

Registration Information

To register for the parade, complete the registration form found in the parade packet and return to:

University of South Dakota
Dakota Days Committee-Student Services
Muenster University Center
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069

If you plan on participating in the parade and would like to apply for a sponsorship donation, complete and return the sponsorship application to the above address. *This donation is only available to student organizations.

Contact with any questions.

Parade Packet & Registration Form

Marching Band Application

Dakota Days Dignitary RSVP

Merchant Peddlers Application

Student Organization Sponsorship application

Parade Route

Parade Route

  • Check-in is on the corner of East Main Street and Norbeck Street
  • Parade line-up will occur in Vermillion High School parking lot and filter out of North parking lot entrance onto Main Street (marked by dotted line)
  • The parade route begins near corner of Main Street and Prentis Street and proceeds to the corner of Main Street and Washington Street (marked by solid line.)