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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
USD theatre performance of Into the Woods

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.

August 03, 2022

USD Music Camp

August 25, 2022

Color Your Academic Success: You've Got This!

Start your year off strong Coyotes! Stickers. Pens. Markers. Planning Worksheets.Highlighters, Pens & Friends. You want to succeed in college this semester? So do we...

August 26, 2022

First Friday's

Welcome to First Fridays!  Each month, we host First Fridays to encourage cross-campus collaboration, highlight student organizations, and different communities across campus, and enjoy each...

August 29, 2022

Chi Alpha

September 06, 2022

Small Group Meeting

September 10, 2022

Admissions Saturday Visits

September 12, 2022

Yote Tracker

Need a way to motivate yourself to come into the Wellness Center? Join the Yote Tracker and challenge yourself to get in shape and create a...

September 14, 2022

Stress Reliever: Wellness Pit Stop

Time for a Wellness Pit Stop! We know you've been working hard so take a break and enjoy a quick stress reliever with the Office...

September 19, 2022

2,500 Mile Challenge

As a team we will work together to obtain 2,500 miles during cycling classes. Attend classes, write down miles and ride your way to the...

September 28, 2022

Career Services in 219H - Opportunity center

Looking for resume assistance, identifying relevant internships, work-study jobs on-campus jobs, full-time jobs, interview tips, and more? Sit down with the team at...

September 28, 2022

Housing in MUC 219H - Opportunity center

Questions about finding a place to live on campus? What about changing a roommate or securing your place for next year? Living on campus is a...

September 29, 2022

Business Office in MUC 219 - Opportunity Center

Need more information on tuition payment deadlines or how to get a parking pass? The Business Office can help you navigate everything from purchasing a parking...

September 29, 2022

Gallagher International Center in MUC 219H- Opportunity Center

Interested in a short or long-term study abroad opportunity? How about an exchange program? Are you an international student with questions about USD or Vermillion...

September 30, 2022

Financial Aid in MUC 219 - Opportunity Center

Have questions about your financial aid package? Unsure how to apply for FAFSA? Interested in learning more about scholarships that USD offers? The Office of Financial...

October 03, 2022

Wellness Center in MUC 219H - Opportunity center

Have questions about fitness, the rock-climbing wall, USD Club Teams, fitness classes, intermural sports, or what’s going on at the Wellness Center? Come by...

October 03, 2022

Student Veteran’s Resource Center in MUC 219H- Opportunity Center

Are you a military Veteran who needs support while attending USD? Have questions about how to couple school and military service requirements? Come talk to Student...

October 04, 2022

Registrar in MUC 219H- Opportunity Center

Questions about your transcripts? Trying to figure out how to transfer your dual credit courses or credits from another institution? Thinking about changing your major or...

October 04, 2022

SGA Legal in MUC 219H - Opportunity Center

Got in trouble and need help navigating your options? Need assistance understanding legal jargon?  Want to learn more about your rights as a student? The Student...

October 04, 2022

ICARE in MUC219H- Opportunity Center

I CARE at the University of South Dakota is working toward sexual assault prevention in the campus community by: Creating a team of community partners to...

October 29, 2022

Wellness Center Youth Basketball League

Wellness Center Youth Basketball League $55/child (includes tax)  Saturday Mornings beginning at 9am  5-6 Grade Girls and Boys : October 29-December 10, 2022 Registration...

October 31, 2022

Velocity Boot Camp 2

Join us for round 2 of Velocity! Keep yourself in shape for the Holidays or start a new fitness journey! This bootcamp will run 6 weeks...

November 01, 2022

Personal Training Sale

Have you been thinking about hiring a personal trainer or already have one, but are unsure if you want to add session? Well, now is the...

November 01, 2022

Basic Bootcamp 2

Continue on your fitness journey by joining our personal trainer for Basic Bootcamp 2 which will give you a little more of a challenge, but keep...

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