Aerial View of Campus During the Fall.

Vermillion Campus & Community

Get to know our campus and community in Vermillion.

Welcome to USD's campus in Vermillion!

Look across South Dakota and you'll find the Coyote community everywhere, with students, alumni and friends learning and serving in the rural areas of our state and our largest cities. When we say "We are South Dakota," we mean it.

This strong presence in our state has emerged from Vermillion, South Dakota – USD's first and main campus location. Vermillion is a small community nestled along the bluffs above the Missouri River in the southeast corner of South Dakota. Our Vermillion campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities, hundreds of academic programs, a vibrant arts scene, NCAA Division I athletic teams and countless opportunities to learn and grow.


The Live Your Legacy alumni event in the MUC ballroom with alumni sitting around tables during a large conference.

Event Planning & Scheduling

When you choose our services, you gain access to a range of amenities, including a variety of room setup styles and convenient campus catering services. Our team specializes in coordinating facilities and services provided by other USD suppliers, ensuring your event runs smoothly. We can also assist with housing options, from comfortable residence halls to nearby hotels. Let us help you set the stage for unforgettable moments and seamless event experiences here at USD.

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A young girl's basketball camp with a USD basketball player leading the event.

Summer Camps & Conferences

At USD, we are dedicated to fostering growth, learning and unforgettable experiences for youth through our diverse array of summer programs. Our summer camps and conferences are thoughtfully designed to engage and inspire participants in a wide range of academic, athletic and extracurricular pursuits. It's not just a summer break; it's an opportunity to expand knowledge and skills, create lifelong memories and immerse oneself in the vibrant USD community.

Plan Your Camp or Conference
USD students planting a sapling tree on the main campus lawn.

Sustainability Initiatives

We are committed to a sustainable future and our community of Coyotes, including dedicated faculty, staff, and students, actively participate in this mission by reducing their environmental footprint on campus and within our surrounding community. Here, you have the opportunity not only to learn about sustainability but to actively engage in numerous initiatives that aim to make a positive impact.

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 Legacy Statue With Old Main in the Background.

Explore Our Facilities

The University of South Dakota's campus in Vermillion is home to state-of-the-art facilities and historic buildings. This unique blend is a testament to our position as the state's flagship institution: We have a legacy of excellence dating back to 1862, and we're also at the cutting edge of technology and opportunity as we progress into the 21st century. Our campus is a site for learning, innovation and community.

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Downtown Buildings in Vermillion.

Experience Vermillion

Nature destinations. Movie theaters. Art exhibits. Music festivals. Holiday parades.

Vermillion is a vibrant community of artists, scholars, leaders and friends. The university and the city enjoy a close partnership, making this a welcoming and exciting place for anyone who calls USD or Vermillion home.

Explore Life in Vermillion
Students Sitting on Steps Outside Smiling.

See Campus for Yourself

Thinking about becoming a Coyote? Come visit us on campus! We offer individual campus visits so you can get a personalized experience and see what USD is all about.

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