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Join us in celebration!

The University of South Dakota 2020 New Student Convocation will take place on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at 10 a.m. in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. While attendance will be limited for safety reasons, we invite our entire campus community to join us virtually as we welcome the Class of 2024. A livestream will be available on this page the day of the event.


Students can consult signage in their respective residence halls for information regarding when and where to meet before heading over to the SCSC. Resident Assistants and USD staff members will lead students to convocation. Students should plan to wear their Class of 2024 t-shirt.

Faculty and Students' Visitors

Faculty who have RSVPed for the event and students’ visitors should arrive at the main doors of the SCSC between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m.


Due to COVID-19, we will be adhering to the following safety guidelines:

  • Staff members are asked to watch the live recording, as the entire arena seating will be used by students.
  • All students, faculty and visitors will be required to wear a face-covering inside the arena.
  • Seating will be socially distanced at six feet apart.
  • Faculty members will no longer meet in the Cortrust Club prior to the ceremony.