SchoolsSouth Dakota

University of South Dakota





Educational Resources

Libraries

Lommen Health Sciences Library McKusick Law Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 844,842 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,233 current serial subscriptions.
  • 739,340 microforms.
  • 19,056 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

National Music Museum W. H. Over Museum

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 493 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 80 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 258 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 426 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,920 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 31% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 86% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 9% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 11 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 45% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Dakota Days, DeFrost, Dance Marathon, Strollers
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 120 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Lambda Delta, Chi Sigma Iota, Golden Key National Honor Society, Guidon Honor Society, Honors Association, Motar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Tau Sigma
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Medical and Dental Assoc, Christian Student Fellowship, Latter-Day Saints Student Assoc, Luther Center, Newman Center, United Ministries, Lutheran Student Fellowship, WELS Luthern Campus Ministry
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Taiwanese Association, Indian Association, Chinese Association, International Student Club, Black Student Association, Native American/Tiospaye Council
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) 911 Truth Seekers of Vermillion, 10% Society, Student Musicians Council, Program Council, Chess Club, Juggling Club, Student Ambassadors
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Volante (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Sioux Falls, SD (65), Sioux City, IA (40)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Omaha, NE (160)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Sioux City, IA (40)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 94% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 15% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,225
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 8 fraternities
  • 8 fraternity houses
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 8% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other






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