Admitted Freshman Students Checklist

Immunization Requirements
It is required of all admitted students to document their immune status for measles and rubella. Proof of two MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) immunizations OR of the presence of an immune antibody titer against measles is required. Make sure to read more about BHSU's immunization requirements and also fill and out return the immunization form to Student Health Services.

Buzz Bonus
New freshman in the top 1/3 of their graduating class who earn at least a 21 ACT score are guaranteed the Buzz Bonus Scholarship.  The Buzz Bonus is worth up to $4,000 over four years.  No scholarship application is required as it is automatically awarded upon admission to BHSU. If you receive a Buzz Bonus scholarship offer, return the acceptance form as soon as possible to the Office of Admissions.

Black Hills State University has an outstanding scholarship program that has been established by friends, alumni, faculty, staff and students. Scholarships are based on student achievements and may vary from a one semester to a four-year award. Whatever the amount, scholarships play an important role in assisting students with their educational costs. Almost all Black Hills State University scholarships are awarded based off of the general scholarship form, which can be completed online.  Make sure to check out the outside scholarships available as well.

Housing Information 
Once you have been admitted to Black Hills State University, you will receive a housing contract in the mail within two weeks of your acceptance letter.  Per the South Dakota Board of Regents Policy 3:6, students must live on campus within the two years following high school graduation.  If you wish to appeal this policy, you must complete the Housing Contract Exemption Form and return it to Residence Life. Room assignments are made for those students who have SIGNED the housing contract and PAID the required $100 deposit, in the order in which they are returned to the Residence Life office.  Requests to live with a particular person will depend on available space and if the person you requested returned their contract and deposit around the same time as you did. Fall room assignments will be given to you during your summer New Student Registration (NSR) session. 

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Register for Classes!
If you are a "new to BHSU" student, your next important step is to get registered for classes. Please contact the BHSU Student Success Center at 605-642-6951 to make a personal registration appointment with one of our professional advisers. They will help you get registered for classes, map out a plan to graduation and help you get on the path to success at BHSU! Visit the Student Success Center online.

WebAdvisor & E-mail
At New Student Registration, you will be provided with login information for your BHSU WebAdvisor and e-mail accounts. Become familiar with WebAdvisor (you will use this to register for classes) and your BHSU e-mail account.  It is important to check your official BHSU e-mail account after attending NSR and throughout the summer.  Through this account, you will receive notifications regarding updates, billing, payment methods, and much more.  Having troubles logging into WebAvisor or BHSU e-mail? Check out the Student Login Help page.

Registration Confirmation
To ensure your classes are not cancelled, you will need to confirm your registration, approximately mid-August, through WebAdvisor.  You will receive an e-mail in your BHSU e-mail account with more information on how to complete your registration.

Get all your Questions Answered
It is important that before starting classes, your questions concerning Tuition & Fees, Financial Aid, Textbooks, Parking Permits, and Meal Plans are answered.

Green & Gold Days
You've registered for classes and met with BHSU advisors, faculty & staff.  Now it's time to start your college experience! We understand that starting college is both an exciting and challenging experience, so we strive to make you feel comfortable during your first few days on campus.  Green & Gold Days is a program for new freshman students dedicated to helping you move into your residence halls, become accustomed to campus life, obtain vital information you will use to succeed at BHSU, and meet life-long friends.