South Dakota State University Traditions
South Dakota State University is known for its inclusive environment and student-centered approach to research, innovation, and engagement. The university, faculty and staff, students and alumni, all strive to make a bold impact on the region, nation, and world.
SDState’s Hobo Day, a beloved part of homecoming week, first came about in 1912 when a costumed parade included hobos. The present-day Hobo Day parade includes a 1912 Model-T Ford that first appeared in the 1939 parade.
The SDState Coughlin Campanile is a famous South Dakota landmark. At its completion in 1929, it was then South Dakota’s tallest building at 165 feet high.
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As a member university of Great Plains IDEA, South Dakota State University offers top-notch online master's degrees, a bachelor's completion degree, and graduate certificates in human sciences and agriculture. With SDState as your home university, you can achieve your professional goals through programs that are student-centered and collaborative.
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