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Student Life

Some of your greatest years are just ahead of you. Come build connections, create memories and experience the Yote Life.

Find Your Fit

From move-in day to the moment you cross the graduation stage, this journey is yours to define.  Whether you are joining groups with similar interests and passions or you are trying something completely new, there is a place here ready for you. 

 


Community of Care

When you’re ready to take a breather, we’re here. You can count on us to ensure  that you stay rested, healthy and safe from the inside out. 

Student Life 
By the Numbers

No really, we mean it when we say there is something for everyone here. Just look at these numbers...
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Be Heard

What matters to you and how will you make an impact here? This is your story, your community and your campus. Join one of the many student organizations or clubs to meet new friends and make a difference. 

Get Involved
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Be a Coyote

Listen, our hype team is the real deal! If you've got spirit and can bring the energy, the student section is waiting for you. Better yet, make it official and join the USD Spirit Squad or the Coyote Crazies. *Insert Coyote Howl*

 

Athletics & Spirit Squad
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Be Active

Your wellness journey just got upgraded. Take advantage of group fitness options, get set up with a personal trainer or bring your crew and get competitive in our intramural sports. Whatever your wellness preference may be, it's here.

 

Fitness & Recreation
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Express Yourself

Embrace your creativity and share your gifts with the world by getting involved in the arts and cultural events at USD. We are ready to be inspired by you.

 

Arts & Culture
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Embrace the Yote Life

This community is rooted in tradition and fueled by memorable, impactful moments – incredible people connected by unforgettable experiences. In short, it's the Yote Life! 

 

Special Events & Traditions

Campus Events

Here's what's coming up for you at USD.

March 23, 2024

High Strung: Five Centuries of Stringed Keyboard Instruments

For over 600 years, stringed keyboard instruments have served as repositories for human imagination, science, technology, craft, artistry, and music. They are admired for their stature...

May 20, 2024

Summer Bootcamp Session 1 and 2

Session 1: May 20 - June 28 Session 2: July 8 - August 16 6 weeks of:  High Intensity cardio Strength Training Flexibility  Core Stability Nutrition guidance Receive...

June 03, 2024

Kid's Climbing Camp

Age 7-10: 2:30 - 3:30pmAge 11-13: 3:30 - 4:30pm $40 for members$50 for non-members Visit bit.ly/usdclimbcamp to register

June 03, 2024

Summer CO-ED Softball League

Free for USD Students/Faculty Staff$125/team for community or $10/player Register at IMLeagues.com 

June 26, 2024

USD Band and Choral Directors Institutes

The USD Department of Music hosts guest clinicians William Owens, choral and Dr. Jeffrey Murdock, band, for this summer's institute.  Please visit for specifics and...

July 07, 2024

Beacom Summer Camps

July 08, 2024

Kid's Climbing Camp

Age 7-10: 2:30 - 3:30pmAge 11-13: 3:30 - 4:30pm $40 for members$50 for non-members Visit bit.ly/usdclimbcamp to register

July 09, 2024

Kids Fit Camp (Age 7-11)

Keep your kids active this summer with the Kids Fit Camp. Activities include games, relays, exercises, a scavenger hunt and more!! $40 for members$60 for...

July 11, 2024

Beacom Summer Camps

July 14, 2024

72nd Annual USD Summer Music Camp

The University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp is a six-day experience of learning and music-making open to students who have completed grades 5...

July 17, 2024

Music Camp

July 19, 2024

USD Summer Music Camp-Afternoon Concert

USD Summer Music Camp Staff and Campers invite you to their afternoon concert.  Please come to hear the result of a full week of rehearsals and...

July 19, 2024

USD Summer Music Camp-Evening Concert

USD Summer Music Camp Staff and Campers invite you to their evening concert.  Please come to hear the result of a full week of rehearsals and...

July 22, 2024

FM Cleaning/Maint.

August 11, 2024

CBBRe Symposium

August 20, 2024

AWOL NYCE

August 20, 2024

AWOL NYCE

August 21, 2024

AWOL NYCE

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