October 1 - 6

Dakota Days logo 2018

Arguably the most highly anticipated campus tradition, Dakota Days devotes an entire week to showcasing the pride and school spirit that define life at USD. The homecoming festivities take place every October and boast plenty of events for students, alumni and individuals of all ages.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, Sept. 30

7 p.m. - Yotes Got Talent/Royalty Reveal, Aalfs Auditorium 


Monday, Oct. 1

6 p.m. - Big Pink Volleyball, Wellness Center

8 p.m. - Dakota Days Comedian Chloe Hilliard 


Tuesday, Oct. 2

7 p.m. - Dakota Days Bingo, MUC


Wednesday, Oct. 3

11 a.m. - Dakota Days Barnes and Noble PAW-ty, Barnes and Noble

5 p.m. - Vermtown Bash Street Dance


Thursday, Oct. 4

5 p.m. - Dakota Days Poker Run


Friday, Oct. 5

11:30 a.m. - Dakota Days Pep Rally, MUC Pit Lounge

7 p.m. - Dakota Days Lock-In, Wellness Center


Saturday, Oct. 6

9 a.m. - Dakota Days Parade, Main Street Vermillion

11 a.m. - Student Tailgate

2 p.m. - Football v. Missouri State

6 p.m. - Midwest All Pro Wrestling Benefiting Feeding South Dakota, The Eagles