May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Resources and Services


University Residence Halls

The University provides residence hall accommodations for students in six traditional residence halls and two apartment/suite halls. Graduate students are welcome to live in University Housing as space allows, with the exception of Beede, Olson, Richardson, and Mickelson Halls. These Halls are reserved for undergraduate students. Coyote Village and McFadden are suites and apartments with private bedrooms and shared bath with one other person. Burgess/Norton are traditional upper-class halls with shared rooms and restrooms. Floor in Burgess Norton are by gender. Additional information may be obtained from University Housing at 605-677-5663, 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

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, email, 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 the Learning Management System) 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 or find them on Facebook.

Gallagher Center for Experiential Learning & Education Abroad

Gallagher Center for Experiential Learning & Education Abroad 
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 educational study abroad opportunities available to graduate and professional students. These experiences may be during the semester or summer. 

USD offers direct exchange program opportunities in such countries as Australia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Spain, Lithuania, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, South Korea, and Wales. In most cases, students pay USD tuition and receive credit toward their program of study.  In addition to the direct exchange programs, USD has affiliations with third party program providers that offer hundreds of locations around the world. 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 and then meet with a study abroad advisor at the Gallagher Center.  

International Office

Burr House (at the corner of N. University St. and E. Cherry St.)

International Student Support

The International Office supports international students from the time of application through to graduation and the completion of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Current students have access to a full-time international student advisor who provides immigration-related compliance advising and support, and employment services for OPT and Curricular Practical Training (CPT). The office also sponsor’s orientation programs and cultural programming. 

International Admissions and Recruitment

The University of South Dakota welcomes students’ applications for admission from all countries. We aim to provide prospective students with personal attention, timely service and clear, accurate information about the University and the admissions process.

Student Counseling Center

Cook House
605 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-658-3580
Fax: 605-658-3362

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 visiting our website or calling our main line.