Capital City Campus and SD Public Universities move rest of semester online

Students at the state’s six public universities and at Capital City Campus in Pierre will finish their current semester via online classes.

Following an executive order issued today (Tues.) by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, the Board of Regents determined face-to-face instruction will not resume this semester.

Because state officials anticipate an increase in COVID-19 infections, presidents at all South Dakota public university campuses have made the decision to postpone spring 2020 commencement ceremonies. Further details will be shared as new plans are confirmed.

No tuition or fees will be adjusted unless a student withdraws completely from the university on or before March 28, or the institution is unable to deliver a course online. Students may qualify for credits to their accounts in the following areas:

· 50% housing credit, except for those students approved for emergency housing at the close of the extended spring break;

· Pro-rated credit for meal plans not used and full credit on unused flex dollars;

· Pro-rated credit for parking permits, equal to 50% of the spring semester.

The spring 2020 semester is scheduled to end May 8.