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Join us in celebration!

The University of South Dakota 2021 New Student Convocation will take place on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. New students, families, faculty and staff are invited to join us as we celebrate the Class of 2025. A livestream will be available on this page the day of the event.


Students will meet at 4 p.m. in the North Complex Courtyard 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 2025 t-shirt, which they will receive earlier in the day during the move-in process.

Faculty and Students' Visitors

Faculty who have RSVPed for the event, staff and students’ visitors should arrive at the main doors of the SCSC at 4:15 p.m.