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Student Life

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. 


Community of Care

When you’re ready to take a breather, we’re here. You can count on us to ensure  that you stay rested, healthy and safe from the inside out. 

Student Life 
By the Numbers

No really, we mean it when we say there is something for everyone here. Just look at these numbers...
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Be Heard

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. 

Get Involved
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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*


Athletics & Spirit Squad
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Be Active

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.


Fitness & Recreation
USD theatre performance of Into the Woods

Express Yourself

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.


Arts & Culture
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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! 


Special Events & Traditions

Campus Events

Here's what's coming up for you at USD.

March 23, 2024

High Strung: Five Centuries of Stringed Keyboard Instruments

For over 600 years, stringed keyboard instruments have served as repositories for human imagination, science, technology, craft, artistry, and music. They are admired for their stature...

May 20, 2024

Summer Bootcamp Session 1 and 2

Session 1: May 20 - June 28 Session 2: July 8 - August 16 6 weeks of:  High Intensity cardio Strength Training Flexibility  Core Stability Nutrition guidance Receive...

June 03, 2024

Summer CO-ED Softball League

Free for USD Students/Faculty Staff$125/team for community or $10/player Register at 

July 08, 2024

Kid's Climbing Camp

Age 7-10: 2:30 - 3:30pmAge 11-13: 3:30 - 4:30pm $40 for members$50 for non-members Visit to register

July 09, 2024

Kids Fit Camp (Age 7-11)

Keep your kids active this summer with the Kids Fit Camp. Activities include games, relays, exercises, a scavenger hunt and more!! $40 for members$60 for...

July 22, 2024

FM Cleaning/Maint.

August 11, 2024

CBBRe Symposium

August 20, 2024


August 20, 2024


August 21, 2024


August 23, 2024

New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

Orientation is MANDATORY for all new GTAs. It is optional for returning graduate teaching assistants. GTA orientation is delivered in two parts: in-person sessions and...

August 24, 2024

New Student Orientation

August 26, 2024

Grocery Bingo

August 27, 2024

Open Mic and Game Night

August 28, 2024

CAB Welcome Event

August 29, 2024

All Sports Fair

August 30, 2024

OMA First Friday

August 30, 2024

Scheduling Hold

September 05, 2024

Study Away Festival

Immerse yourself and find our the possiblies waiting for you at the Study Away Festival, in the MUC on September 5th. Discover a plethora of study...

September 06, 2024

CSD White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony 

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