Welcome to MyState

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Welcome to SDSU’s MyState Student Portal

MyState is the center of electronic life for Jackrabbits. When you sign in, you'll see Jackrabbit events, how to apply for housing and parking, and your very own customizable dashboard. But that's just the beginning. You’ll also see YOUR unique class schedule and required textbooks, as well as YOUR scholarships. Need help finding those classes? No problem! Check out the Maps & Parking Info [below].
MyState is nearly perfect, but if you find a glitch, submit a support ticket or call the Support Call Center at (605) 688-6776.

Maps & Parking Info

Visitors to campus

Please request a visitor's parking pass from one of the following places:
  • Parking Services (University Student Union Room 140)
  • University Police Department (1405 Jackrabbit Avenue)
This pass will allow you to park in any Campus Commuter lot or Visitor space.
You may also utilize the Visitor Pay Lot on the East side of the Student Union without the use of a visitor permit.
After 4:00 p.m., visitor permits are not required. Please note that overnight parking is not permitted with a visitor permit.
If you will be staying overnight you will require an Overnight Guest Permit. These can be acquired from the front desk of the hall in which your host is residing in.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Parking Services Office at (605) 688-7275.

Fun Fact

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Voted No.1 Safest College

In 2021, SDSU has earned No.1 ranking of the safest college campus in the state, for the 3rd time in a row!

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2023 - 2024

2023 Fall Semester
Start Date/Instruction begins
Aug 21
Last day to drop or add and adjust final fees
Aug 31
Fall tuition and fees payment due; “W” grade begins
Sept 1
Labor Day Holiday
Sept 4
Last day to submit a graduation application for Fall 2023
Sept 8
Native American Day Holiday
Oct 9
First half Fall Term ends
Oct 13
Deficiency reports due by midnight
Oct 18
Last day to drop a course
Nov 3
Veterans’ Day Holiday
Nov 10
Thanksgiving Recess
Nov 22 - 26
No classes; Final Exam Preparation
Dec 6
Final exams
Dec 7 - 13
Grades due by midnight
Dec 18

2024 Spring Semester
Start Date/Instruction begins
Jan 8
Martin Luther King Day Holiday
Jan 15
Last day to drop or add and adjust final fees
Jan 17
Spring tuition and fees payment due; “W” grade begins
Jan 18
Last day to submit a graduation application for Spring 2024
Jan 26
Presidents’ Day Holiday
Feb 19
First half Spring Term ends
Mar 4
Deficiency reports due by midnight
Mar 7
Spring Break
Mar 11 - 15
Easter Recess
Mar 29 - 31
Last day to drop a course
Apr 2
Final exams
Apr 7 - May 3
Grades due by midnight
May 8


Important messages concerning your safety on campus will be posted here as they happen. Currently, there are no emergencies or alerts at South Dakota State University.
Campus Alert Information
You can be notified of campus-related emergencies by the following: Phone, Text, and Email.
Alertus Desktop Notification
You can be notified of campus-related emergencies by Alertus Desktop Notifications. Visit the Emergency Management site to Learn More About Alertus Desktop.

Download Alertus for:
Windows | Mac
Jackrabbits Guardian
SDSU has partnered with Rave Guardian to create a mobile app to provide personal safety to students. Jackrabbits Guardian provides a number of safety and communication tools for users.
Once you download Rave Guardian, sign up with your @jacks.sdstate.edu or @sdstate.edu email address to access SDSU's safety resources.

System Maintenance Notice

System Maintenance Schedule
System Maintenance Occurs:
 Thursday 6:00pm-10:30pm CDT
We apologize for any inconvenience.


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