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USD Welcomes Students on Move-In Day 2015

Image Volunteers help new USD students move in Volunteers help move in new USD students.

Move-in Day started Friday at the University of South Dakota as students and faculty welcomed new and returning students to campus for the Fall 2015 semester with a variety of activities.

The DakotaDome parking lot was filled with students and their families checking in at their assigned time where they received their information packets, keys and instructions on driving to the residence halls. Nearly 800 student volunteers, including Sorority and Fraternity Life members and student athletes, were in red shirts lending a helping hand to move in their fellow Coyotes. The system eliminated long lines, waiting and potential traffic congestion on campus.

Besides welcoming the Class of 2019 with a convocation at the DakotaDome, Welcome Week 2015 events included a parents' reception, the Provost’s Picnic, a USD Block Party, Coyotepalooza, a Student Organization Fair, a Graffiti Dance, fraternity and sorority recruitment activities, and much more.


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 84 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.

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