Students presenting at the alumni Unleash Your Legacy event.

Campus Events

At USD there is something new for you to try every week. You will have your choice of guest speakers, campus activities, exhibitions, performances and campus concerts to choose from. Try our famous "Yote Floats" in the MUC on Tuesday or attend a guest lecturer in Old Main. Whatever you want to do, we have it.

There's always something happening on campus at the University of South Dakota.

From Dakota Days, to concerts, athletic events and more, there's always ways to get involved at USD.

Check out all of our upcoming events below.

USD Public Calendar








Waka Flocka flame performing in front of a crowd of USD students.

Attend Concerts

Each fall the Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosts an on-campus concert. In the past USD has hosted Waka Flocka Flame, Plain White T's, Macklemore and more. Stay tuned to see who is next for Fall 2022.
A Sound of USD bad member cheering at the Dakota Days parade.

Experience Dakota Days

Mark your calendar for the most highly anticipated campus tradition, Dakota Days devotes an entire week to showcasing the pride and school spirit that define life at USD. The homecoming festivities take place every October and boast plenty of events for students, alumni and individuals of all ages.

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Old Main light up colorfully during the holidays.

Stand Out from the Pack

Each week there are many opportunities to take part in lecture series, guest speakers or competitions to further your academic pursuits. Each year College of Fine Arts students compete in the Annual Stilwell Student Art Exhibition where they can win up to $2,000. The exhibitions icon recognizes students artistic talent and creative work. 

hear from a usd alum

Success story Belma Husakovic smiling.
I enjoyed the variety of events that the different student clubs and organizations hosted on campus - it’s hard to pick just one that was my favorite! With how many events are organized throughout the year, you’re bound to find something you’ll be interested in. Not only are these events a nice way to unwind after a day of classes, but they’re also great for connecting with fellow Yotes, professors, and others.

Belma Husakovic

B.A. Political Science '20
Talent Acquisition, Sanford Health
Sioux Falls, SD

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