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Six Reasons You Should Attend Senior Day

Being a high school senior can be a stressful and confusing time as you map out your future. The college search and admissions process can be daunting. Thankfully, South Dakota State University’s Senior Day on Saturday, October 2, 2021, is a one-day event that provides all the information needed to help with the decision. While visiting campus you can:

  • Explore SDState's variety of academic programs and student activities
  • Check out the campus in person
  • Obtain details about the admissions process
  • Learn about paying for college, and
  • See where an SDState education can take you

Senior Day provides you and fellow high school seniors insights into academics, finances and campus life at SDState. Here are six reasons you should attend.

Get Help Picking a Major

Still deciding on a major of focus? You’re not alone! Senior Day includes the academic major fair where you can explore each of SDState's 200+ areas of study. You also get the opportunity to visit with faculty and department representatives from across campus to understand specific course requirements for any degree. This is your time to ask experienced industry leaders questions about a career you may be considering and get answers that unlock the doors to your future.

See the Sights

High school graduation will creep up faster than expected and soon you’ll be embarking on a new adventure. Seeing where you’ll end up living and spending your next few years is key. Senior Day offers tours of primary places on campus that our students use every day—including the University Student Union, Miller Wellness Center, Hilton M. Briggs Library, classrooms and residence halls—get a taste of the college experience!

Confirm Your Admission Track

Bring along your high school transcript and work with the admissions team at SDState to learn about the steps you need to take to ensure you’re prepped for college admission. You'll have your application fee waived for the day, and you can receive your admission decision on the spot! 

Manage Your Money

Whether you’re checking on your potential scholarship opportunities or gaining insight on FAFSA and financial aid options, Senior Day is the time. Knowledgeable staff will be on hand for financial aid sessions. These sessions will leave your mind at ease about all things money. You will learn tips and tricks for filling out the FAFSA application, how to apply for scholarships and the ways financial aid can benefit your years as an undergraduate.

Cheer on the Jacks

What better way to experience the life of a Jackrabbit than attending game day! End an awesome day with some great food, great company and a Jackrabbits football game. High schoolers will enjoy free admission to the SDState football game versus Dixie State that evening.

Gain Unprecedented Insight

What’s the most important thing you’ll pick up from Senior Day? First-hand knowledge of what makes SDState special, from college life to classroom expectations, to the endless options you have for your future career goals. There’s no better way to get everything you need to start the application process. Join Jackrabbit Nation!

Take your next step onto campus and into your future.
Register for Senior Day online