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Department of Theatre and Local Pantry Partner for Holiday Food Drive

USD Holiday Food Drive graphic. The USD Department of Theatre and the Tanager Takeout program have partnered for a holiday food drive Nov. 15 - Dec. 8.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Make a holiday-themed food donation to Vermillion’s school-based food pantry, the Tanager Takeout program, Nov. 15 – Dec. 8 and receive a free ticket to the University of South Dakota Department of Theatre’s live family-friendly performance of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

The Tanager Takeout program provides children of all ages in Vermillion’s School District access to food and school and personal care supplies.

There are several drop-off boxes to donate to the program, including:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Hy-Vee
  • Muenster University Center Reference Desk
  • Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company/Charlie’s

Learn More About USD Theatre's Performance of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


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