The University of South Dakota's annual homecoming celebration that showcases the pride and school spirit of USD.
The 2022 Dakota Days celebration is scheduled for Oct. 16 - Oct. 22.
Arguably 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.
The 108th Dakota Days Parade will take place at 9 a.m. on October 22. The parade route runs from the Vermillion High School to the Vermillion Court House.
Parade registration to open this summer
Dakota Days Parade Marching Band Competition
The University of South Dakota welcomes high school bands to Vermillion for the Annual Dakota Days Parade & Marching Band Competition. The Marching Band Parade Competition will feature an expert panel of judges and will conclude on-campus for an award presentation, snacks for all participants, door prizes, and a brief performance by The SOUND of USD Marching Band.
Contact Todd Cranson at Todd.Cranson@usd.edu for more information regarding the Dakota Days Parade Marching Band Competition. You can submit an application to participate in the competition using this form.
Dakota Days features events designed for all members of the Coyote community. Whether you are returning to campus or currently living in Vermillion, there is a Dakota Days event for you!
The complete Dakota Days schedule of events will be available in October.
To submit a Dakota Days event for students, contact Marleigh Maldonado at Marleigh.Maldonado@usd.edu.
To submit a Dakota Days event for alumni, contact Alissa Matt at Alissa.Matt@usdalumni.org.