Please join us for the dedication of the Alumni Green at South Dakota State University on September 15th.

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Welcome Alumni & Friends of SDSU

We are an independent, not-for-profit organization, non dues association that welcomes all graduates, former students, faculty, staff and friends of South Dakota State, as well as students, to be SDSU Alumni Association members. We strive to connect alumni to SDSU and each other, through the promotion of the University and by providing valuable benefits, services and resources to our members. To ensure you are fully experiencing being an alumni association member, please make sure your information with us is current. Go Jacks!

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Upcoming Events

Aug
19

Return to the friendly confines of Frost Arena and join former teammates in the SDSU Alumni scrimmage on August 19th. Then Join fellow South Dakota State teammates at the 2017 Volleyball Alumni Reunion on Hobo Day! Start with cheering on the Jackrabbit football team against Northern Iowa in the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium at 2 p.m. Following the football games, enjoy a volleyball social in Frost Arena’s Club 104. Then prepare to cheer on the volleyball team when it takes on Fort Wayne at 7 p.m.

Aug
31
Join us for tailgating August 31st when SDSU takes on Duquesne! 
Sep
09
Join us for our Sioux Empire Staters’ Watch Party on September 9th at Shenanigans Sports Bar. The SDSU Jackrabbits will take on the MSU Bobcats at 7:00 pm CT.
Sep
15
Please join us for the dedication of the Alumni Green at South Dakota State University Friday, September 15!
Sep
16
Join us the tailgating during the Beef Bowl when SDSU takes on Drake!
Sep
16
Calling all former band members! The Pride of the Dakotas Alumni Chapter will hold their Annual Chapter Board Meeting on September 16th. All former band members are welcome to attend.
Sep
16
Calling all former band members! Join the Pride of the Dakotas Alumni Chapter and Alumni Pep Band on September 16th before the football game for some tailgating! All former band members are welcome to attend. Drums and tubas will be provided.
Sep
19

Join the Sioux Empire Staters on Tuesday, September 19th for lunch and hear from head Football Coach, John Stiegelmeir ’79.

Sep
30
Join us for our Sioux Empire Staters’ Watch Party on September 30th at Shenanigans Sports Bar. The SDSU Jackrabbits will take on the YSU Penguins at 6:00 pm CT.
Oct
07
Join us for tailgating October 7th when SDSU takes on Southern Illinois!
Oct
13
Legends and Leaders Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet 
Oct
14
Hobo Day Parade 
Oct
14
Join us for Hobo Day Tailgating as SDSU takes on Northern Iowa! 
Oct
14
Calling all former band members! Join the Pride of the Dakotas Alumni Chapter and Alumni Pep Band on October 14th before the football game for some tailgating! All former band members are welcome to attend. Drums and tubas will be provided.

Oct
17

Join the Sioux Empire Staters on Tuesday,October 17th for lunch. 

Oct
21
Join us for our Sioux Empire Staters’ Watch Party on October 21st at Shenanigans Sports Bar. The South Dakota State University Jackrabbits will take on the Missouri State Bears at 2:00 pm CT.
Oct
28
Join us for our Sioux Empire Staters’ Watch Party on October 28th at Shenanigans Sports Bar. The South Dakota State University Jackrabbits will take on the Western Illinois Leathernecks at 1:00 pm CT.
Nov
04
Join us for tailgating as SDSU takes on NDSU!
Nov
04
Calling all former band members! Join the Pride of the Dakotas Alumni Chapter and Alumni Pep Band on November 4th before the football game for some tailgating! All former band members are welcome to attend. Drums and tubas will be provided.
Nov
11
Join us for tailgating as SDSU takes on Illinois State!
Nov
18
Join us for our SDSU Tailgate on Nov. 18th in Vermillion, SD before the Jackrabbits take on the University of South Dakota Coyotes.
Nov
21

Join the Sioux Empire Staters' for their November Luncheon. 


Dec
12

Join the Sioux Empire Staters on Tuesday, December 12th for lunch.


 
Students, faculty, community members, alumni and benefactors gathered Friday (April 28) at South Dakota State University to celebrate the groundbreaking of the University’s $50 million expansion project for the SDSU Performing Arts Center.
 
Dennis Hedge, a member of the South Dakota State University faculty and staff since 1992, has been selected provost and vice president for academic affairs of the institution following a six-month national search. The appointment is subject to South Dakota Board of Regents’ approval at its March meeting.
 
Kinchel Doerner, current dean of the Graduate School at South Dakota State University, will serve as the interim vice president of research and economic development effective Jan. 1. Kevin Kephart held the vice president position before announcing his plans to retire.