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Yellow Jacket Triathlon Team

BHSU Triathlon is in its second year of existence and is always looking to add team members. The Women's Triathlon team is a varsity program and is a NCAA Emerging Sport. We compete in throughout the fall season. If you would like to get more information on this program, or if you would be interested in joining, please contact Colleen Mischke at 642-6259 or

--Submitted by Colleen Mischke - 7-19

Downtown Friday Nights are here!

Summer is here! Join us each week at Downtown Friday Nights on Main Street in Spearfish. BHSU will have a booth located in front of the Jacket Zone, sponsored by a university group every week. Come join the activities and get your Passport to Summer, a fun way to earn prizes. On Friday, June 10 Brianna Mount will highlight our amazing science programs.

--Submitted by Diane Houdek - 6-6

Register now for fall classes

If you have not yet registered for classes for the next year (or know someone who has not), it is very important that you do so right away. You need to make certain that you are able to get the classes you need and we need to be able to plan for faculty staffing, numbers of courses and sections and rooms. Spread the word. Register today!

--Submitted by Rod Custer - 5-15

Student Technology Fellow Positions

If you are interested in becoming a Student Technology Fellow (STF) for the Fall 2016 semester, please go to and submit an online application. To be eligible for a position you must be a South Dakota resident,be an undergraduate full-time student, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. STFs work on campus an average of 11 hours per week, which does not affect eligibility for workstudy. There are only 5 openings available. Review of applications will begin in late July with phone interviews subsequently conducted. Please see the website for more information -

--Submitted by Terry Hupp - 5-2

Important Information for Fall 2016

Get ready for Fall 2016 classes. Here's some information about registration, attendance confirmation, financial payment and more. View more information.


Students in the News:

Pokemon Go frenzy hits the BHSU campus
Thursday, July 14, 2016
There’s a new gym on the Black Hills State University campus thanks to ‘Pokemon Go,’ the location-based augmented reality mobile game released this month.
BHSU names students to spring 2016 Dean’s List
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. A total of 690 students main...
BHSU sustainability program teaches students to address complex problems
Monday, July 11, 2016
The master’s degree in sustainability at Black Hills State University is the only degree of its type that is available entirely online in the whole western half of the U...

Mandatory Advising:


Starfish Student Success System

Starfish is a student success system that allows the University to connect you with the tools and resources that you might need in order to be successful. 

  • Identify and help at-risk students
  • Easily schedule appointments
  • Remind you of non-classroom related tasks to complete
  • Commend you for a job well done


Black Hills State University
Student Success Center
1200 University St. Unit 9518
Spearfish, SD 57799-9518
(605) 642-6951

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