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Dakota Wesleyan University Student Life

Dakota Wesleyan University is on a 50-acre campus in a small town setting in Mitchell, South Dakota. There are many activities and organizations for Dakota Wesleyan University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, and more.

Dakota Wesleyan University does not have fraternities or sororities.

Dakota Wesleyan University has a thriving Future Teachers Organization. In fact, more students participate in Future Teachers Organization than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Dakota Wesleyan University include Student Nurses Association, Multi-Culture Club, Human Services Club and Student Ministry Council.

The Dakota Wesleyan University community comes together each year for Blue and White Days (homecoming), Spring Week and Family Life Conference.

Does Dakota Wesleyan University offer student housing?

Dakota Wesleyan University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Dakota Wesleyan University students live off campus. In 2021, 45% of undergrads at Dakota Wesleyan University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 55% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dakota Wesleyan University. There are 429 spots available in on-campus housing for all 759 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 42 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Dakota Wesleyan University offers coed housing and .

Is Dakota Wesleyan University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus. The Dakota Wesleyan University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Dakota Wesleyan University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Dakota Wesleyan University has campus patrol from 2am to 6am by special request only.

Plan a Visit to Dakota Wesleyan University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Dakota Wesleyan University, take Interstate 90 to Mitchell, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Joe Foss Field airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Dakota you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Dakota Wesleyan University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Dakota Wesleyan University Campus Services

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