Jul 24, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Resources and Services


University Residence Halls

The University provides residence hall accommodations for students in seven traditional residence halls and two apartment/suite halls. Graduate students are welcome to live in University Housing with the exception of Beede, Olson, and Mickelson Halls. These Halls are reserved for undergraduate students. Additional information may be obtained from University Housing at 605-677-5663, www.usd.edu/student-life/university-housing or on campus in the Housing Office located in North Commons, Suite 100.

Off-Campus Housing

Vermillion offers a variety of rooms, apartments, mobile homes, and houses for rent to University students. The University is not responsible for off-campus housing and it is considered an entirely separate entity.  Students must make rental arrangements with the individual landlords.  You can view current listings in the Vermillion area, along with valuable information for finding housing to suit your personal needs at www.Vermillionapartments.com.

Writing Center

The Writing Center helps students improve their writing skills and consults with students on any type of writing assignments. Students can schedule an appointment online at www.usd.edu/writingcenter, email wcenter@usd.edu, call 605-677-5626, or stop by the Writing Center location in Room 133  Academic Commons (I.D. Weeks Library, first floor). The Online Writing Center (in D2L) connects distance students with writing consultants. 

Graduate and Professional Student Association

GPSA, in addition to planning social events, organizes workshops beneficial to graduate and professional students and functions as an advocacy group with aims to improve school policies regarding the needs of Graduate and Professional students. For more information, email GPSA at gpsa@usd.edu or find them on Facebook.

Center for Academic & Global Engagement (CAGE)

Center for Academic & Global Engagement 
ID Weeks Library, Suite 103 


Study Abroad and Exchange Courses 

International travel and study abroad enhance a student’s resume with experiences and skills that are difficult to obtain in any other way. There are numerous exciting and educational study abroad opportunities available and most are open to graduate and professional students. These experiences may be during the semester or summer. 

USD holds sponsored exchange programs in such countries as Australia, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Spain, and Wales. In most cases, students pay USD tuition and receive credit toward their program of study. Through the National Student Exchange, students are also able to affordably study at over 175 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To determine if study abroad is possible or appropriate for their program, students should consult with their graduate advisor. 

International Office

ID Weeks Library, Academic Commons, Room 102

International Student Support

With a commitment to meeting the needs of students, the International Office provides an orientation program, employment services for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT), and immigration-related compliance advising and support.

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program serves students from all over the world, providing coursework for comprehensive language development. A wide range of content and materials make the experience effective and practical. The IEP offers courses in spring, summer and fall, with a concentration in either English language proficiency or TOEFL preparation.

International Admissions and Recruitment

The University of South Dakota welcomes students from across the globe. Through recruitment materials and with personal attention, we aim to provide prospective students with clear, accurate information about the University and the admissions process.

Student Counseling Center

Cook House
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-658-3580
Fax: 605-677-6226


The University of South Dakota Student Counseling Center (SCC) is committed to providing short-term counseling and consultation services in a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment, conducive to the development and empowerment of a diverse community of learners.  Students seek services at the Student Counseling Center for a variety of reasons. Some of these include: anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, substance use, and past or recent trauma. Students can schedule an appointment by calling the main office line.