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USD Announces Online Summer Term

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VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will continue remote delivery through the summer academic term, as announced by the South Dakota Board of Regents today.

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, all South Dakota public universities transitioned to remote delivery March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester. Today’s announcement, which supports continuing statewide efforts to reduce the spread of the virus, extends remote delivery through the universities’ summer term. USD’s summer programming begins May 18 and continues through Aug. 7.

“Our priority is ensuring continued instruction for the spring and summer terms for our students,” said USD Provost Kurt Hackemer. “We are grateful to our excellent faculty members who have transitioned courses to remote delivery, which allows our students to continue progress toward graduation during this uncertain time.”

While the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid, USD anticipates a return to a normal fall schedule and is actively preparing for students to return.

For more information about USD’s response to COVID-19, please 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 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