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USD Coronavirus Information and Resources

Clay County has reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual, a female between the ages of 20-30, is currently self-quarantining at home.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the USD residence halls.

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USD Moves All Classes Online in Response to COVID-19

In response to Gov. Kristi Noem’s Executive Order 2020-04 and amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, the South Dakota Board of Regents has determined all South Dakota public universities will transition spring classes online for the duration of the semester and postpone graduation ceremonies until further notice. The spring semester is scheduled to end May 8.

Between March 25 and April 8, USD will work with students in residence halls to facilitate a move-out process that allows for appropriate physical distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students may set up appointments to move out seven days a week, with hours ranging from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Students will receive prorated credits for their residence hall contracts, meal plans, unused flex and parking permits. Refunds, if applicable, are expected to be issued by the end of April. Students eligible for a refund will be contacted by the Business Office.

Learn More About USD's COVID-19 Spring Semester Credit/Refund Policies

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out at

For a current count of cases in South Dakota, visit the South Dakota Department of Health website.