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Individual Campus Visits

When: Monday - Friday

Come check us out for yourself! You’ll go on a personalized tour of campus, meet with an admissions counselor and learn what’s in store for you as a Coyote. Individual campus visits typically last between 90-120 minutes, and visits will be offered daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. All visits are by appointment only.

When you arrive on campus for your visit, please stay seated in your vehicle and call the Office of Admissions at 605-658-6223 to check in. Then, a student ambassador will meet you at your vehicle to begin your campus tour.

Make sure to bring a mask so you can help #ProtectThePack, as well. We have implemented many safety measures – including requiring face coverings in public indoor spaces – to keep our Coyote community safe, and we appreciate your contributions to this effort. We look forward to welcoming you to campus soon!

Campus Map

Saturday Morning Visits

If you want to visit campus on a weekend, then you're in luck. Come to USD for a Saturday Morning Visit, where you will tour campus and meet with an admissions counselor to learn about the admissions process and get a preview of life as a Coyote. Available Saturday morning visits typically last 90 minutes and begin at 9 and 10:30 a.m. All visits are by appointment only.

When you arrive on campus for your visit, please stay seated in your vehicle and call the Office of Admissions at 605-658-6223 to check in. Then, a student ambassador will meet you at your vehicle to begin your campus tour.

Saturday Morning Visits are limited to a small group of registered students and their guests, so you'll want to reserve your spot right away. Masks are required in public indoor spaces on campus, so remember to bring yours!

The USD Coyote Crazies cart on the sidewalk near Old Main with a student walking by.

2020-21 Events

Coyote Visit Days

When: October and November 2020

There's nothing like stepping foot on the USD campus to experience it for yourself. Join us during a morning or afternoon session for an overview on admissions, scholarships, academic programs, life as a Coyote and a tour of campus. We think you'll like what you find.

  • Friday, October 9
  • Thursday, October 15*
  • Friday October 16*
  • Friday, October 23
  • Friday, November 6
  • Friday, November 13

Check-in for Coyote Visit Day begins at 8:45 a.m. for the morning session and 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon session. Remember to bring your mask or facial covering to help #ProtectThePack. All visits are by appointment only, and each session is limited to 28 students. Each registered student may bring up to two guests.

*Formerly scheduled as Minnesota Visit Days, but now available to all students.

Legacy Coyote Statue on Campus

Admitted Students Day

When: February 5 and 19, 2021*

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of South Dakota! Join us in celebrating your admission with a program designed for accepted students. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to attend a class, interact with current students and sit in on sessions to help prepare you for your life as a Coyote.

Admitted Students Day is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (check in begins at 8 a.m.) and includes lunch. Optional self-guided campus tours are available. If you are an admitted student, watch for your invitation to sign up for this event.

Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.

*Tentatively scheduled for these dates.

Several students sitting in a classroom listening intently to the professor. Most have laptops out taking notes.

Native American Visit Weekend

When: March 26-27, 2021*

Held in conjunction with the Building Bridges Conference and Tiospaye Student Council's annual traditional Wacipi (pow wow), Native American Weekend Visit provides Native American high school students and their counselors the opportunity to experience the college setting while gaining an increased awareness about the importance of persistence in education.

*Tentatively scheduled for these dates.

Native American ceremonial eagle feathers

Virtual Visits

When: Monday - Friday

Virtual visits typically last between 30 – 45 minutes, where you will meet online with an admissions counselor to go over topics such as the admissions process, financial aid, student life and how USD can help you meet your educational goals. If available, a representative from your academic program of interest may later join the online meeting as well.

After you sign up, you will receive an email prior to your virtual visit with a link to the online meeting.

We hope to see you online soon!

Virtual Tour and Campus Map

You can now tour the University of South Dakota from the comfort of your own home! Follow along with two of our student ambassadors as they show you around campus starting with iconic Old Main. This five-minute video is just a preview of what awaits you at USD.

Watch the Virtual Tour Video

If you want to explore campus at your own pace, check out our virtual and interactive campus map with 360-degree footage. You can see the layout of campus and read about buildings such as the Muenster University Center, I.D. Weeks Library, Wellness Center, DakotaDome and so many others. Have fun exploring campus!

Tour USD's Interactive Campus Map

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USD Webinars

Curious to learn more about what USD has to offer you? Browse through our free educational webinars and watch on demand. You can also tune in to live webinars as they are being recorded.

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We can’t wait to share more about the Yote life with you.

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