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USD to honor grand opening of Student Veterans Resource Center with open house, ribbon cutting ceremony

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will celebrate the grand opening of its Student Veterans Resource Center with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Open to all current military members, veterans and their families, the Student Veterans Resource Center is located at the Temporary Student Center 117D on the USD campus. An open house to view the new office is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13, including the ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks by USD President James W. Abbott at 2 p.m.

“This is a great resource for our student veterans and for students attending USD who are still active in the military, as well as their families,” noted Jason R. Dean, Veterans Coordinator at USD. “The Student Veterans Resource Center represents USD’s commitment to our student veterans and provides them with a location necessary for academic and personal growth.”

The USD Student Veterans Resource Center is open to all current military members, veterans and their families. Resources provided by the office include benefits assistance, study space and a setting for veterans to share their military experience with other students on campus. For more information about the USD Student Veterans Resource Center, please contact the Veterans Services Office at (605) 677-8833 or or visit


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News