Some of your greatest years are just ahead of you. Come build connections, create memories and experience the Yote Life.
Find Your Fit
From move-in day to the moment you cross the graduation stage, this journey is yours to define. Whether you are joining groups with similar interests and passions or you are trying something completely new, there is a place here ready for you.
By the Numbers
Student clubs and organizations.
NCAA Division 1 Teams.
Raised by students for local and national charities.
Weekly activities and events.
What matters to you and how will you make an impact here? This is your story, your community and your campus. Join one of the many student organizations or clubs to meet new friends and make a difference.
Be a Coyote
Listen, our hype team is the real deal! If you've got spirit and can bring the energy, the student section is waiting for you. Better yet, make it official and join the USD Spirit Squad or the Coyote Crazies. *Insert Coyote Howl*
Your wellness journey just got upgraded. Take advantage of group fitness options, get set up with a personal trainer or bring your crew and get competitive in our intramural sports. Whatever your wellness preference may be, it's here.
Embrace your creativity and share your gifts with the world by getting involved in the arts and cultural events at USD. We are ready to be inspired by you.
Embrace the Yote Life
This community is rooted in tradition and fueled by memorable, impactful moments – incredible people connected by unforgettable experiences. In short, it's the Yote Life!
Yote Life Stories
Hands-On Learning: Occupational Therapy Students Collaborate with Rural South Dakotans
The University of South Dakota's OT students and rural residents reap reciprocal benefits from one another.
USD Music Students Advance to National NATS Competition
Seven University of South Dakota music students competed in the North Central Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions in March and each placed in the top five of their respective categories, qualifying them to advance to the national round of competition.
Judicial Externships Provide Law Students with Practical Experience
At the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, judicial externships provide law students with invaluable experience that prepares them to transition from the classroom to their career.