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USD Welcomes Students on Move-In Day Aug. 18

Photo of two students at Move-In Day. USD first-year students arrive on campus Friday, Aug. 18.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota’s Move-In Day welcomes new students to campus this Friday, Aug. 18.

Most first-year students start the move-in process Friday at the DakotaDome parking lot where they receive their information packets, keys and instructions on driving to the residence halls. Current students, staff and faculty will help unload vehicles, which eliminates long lines, waiting and potential traffic congestion on campus.

Activities will begin at 7 a.m., and will conclude with convocation at the DakotaDome at 4:30 p.m. Following a short program, students and families are invited to a 5 p.m. picnic on the grassy area near the DakotaDome tennis courts. The evening is rounded out by comedian Mike Paramore at Aalfs Auditorium at 9 p.m.

See details, maps, videos and other information about move-in day
. Returning students should go directly to their residence halls. Classes officially begin Monday.


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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News