The South Dakota Board of Regents has announced that beginning on Monday, March 23rd, all classes at the state’s six public universities, including Dakota State University in Madison, will be temporarily moved online. The Regents stated that all on-campus, in-person classes are currently scheduled to resume on Monday, April 6th. The Board of Regents and each of the institutions will reassess and determine no later than March 27th if the online instruction period will be extended. A decision regarding commencement will be announced no later than Easter weekend.
The Regents announced last week that Spring Break for students would be extended through this week.
The Board of Regents said the health and safety of their students, faculty, and staff throughout the state is their top priority and they continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The Regents took this action considering the continued high risk of exposure throughout the U.S. and in the interest of public safety.
At Dakota State University, select campus offices will remain open at this time to support students, faculty, and staff. The Karl Mundt Library will be open limited hours to DSU staff and students only, and dining services will be open limited hours for students and staff working on campus.
DSU has set up a DSU Coronavirus Hotline at 605-291-2351. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Any messages left after hours will be returned the next workday.