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Essential services restored to Coyote Village USD students to begin moving back at 7 30 am Thursday

VERMILLION, S.D. -- University of South Dakota students displaced from Coyote Village since Monday night will be able to move back in to the residence hall complex at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Water and power have been restored to Coyote Village but the building will remain closed until tomorrow morning as officials make inspections and continue to test systems replaced or repaired from the broken water pipe.

USD will pay for lodging tonight at local hotels for Coyote Village students. Food and transportation will also be provided by the university, including a continuous shuttle service from campus to the hotels that will operate until 11 p.m. tonight.

The 500 residents of Coyote Village will continue to have access to their rooms until 5 p.m. today to retrieve clothing and belongings during daylight hours.


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, Knudson 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.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News