Community invited to celebrate BHSU Night downtown Aug. 17

Author: Blake Hartman/Tuesday, August 14, 2018/Categories: Events, Students, Academic Affairs, Community, Faculty, President, 2018

The Jacket Pack is back! Black Hills State University invites the community to celebrate the return of students to campus Aug. 17 during BHSU Night at Downtown Friday Nights on Main Street in Spearfish.
Students will begin moving into the residence halls at BHSU Friday morning. After a day of activities, the students will attend Downtown Friday Nights.
“It’s inspiring for our students to begin their college careers seeing the tremendous community support all of Spearfish has for them,” said Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., BHSU President.
A photo booth will be set up by the Jacket Zone (617 N. Main St.) with photographers on hand for cell phone and professional photos. Community members are also encouraged to stop by the BHSU booth to test their BHSU history knowledge with a trivia quiz. One person will win a framed BHSU portrait. The Jacket Zone is offering special discounts on Friday and Saturday.
Yellow Jacket fans will recognize the BHSU mascot, Sting, in the crowd around 7:30 p.m.
“Let’s show our newest students the remarkable community they’re now a part of,” said Jackson.
The community is also invited to the Campus Community Fair and Picnic which will be held on the Campus Green from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.
Classes at BHSU begin Aug. 20. There is still time to register by contacting Admissions at or 605-642-6343.
Other events throughout Green and Gold Days welcome week include service projects with the Black Hills National Forest, ReStore with Habitat for Humanity, and other community organizations; Hike and Paint the H; first day of school pool party, ice cream breakfast, and a photo scavenger hunt. Learn more at

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