Black Hills State University is looking forward to the Fall 2021 semester with a return to regular operating protocols without specific changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fall, BHSU expects to return to operational procedures that were in place before the pandemic became a concern. The campus is looking forward to reviving student activities, residence life programming, music and art events, Homecoming, athletic competitions with spectators and other gatherings. 

 “One year ago things changed abruptly at BHSU and across the world. As we look back and reflect on the challenges created by the COVID-19 virus, it’s gratifying to know that our campus responded so quickly and positively,” BHSU President Laurie S. Nichols said. “We were able to have classes on campus in the fall and spring semester and now we are looking forward to moving back to pre-COVID operations.”

The Fall 2021 semester at BHSU begins Aug. 23.  New students will move onto campus the Friday before classes begin. To sign up for the Fall semester and reserve a residence hall room call 642-6343 or visit

BHSU will hold summer registration days for new students on May 24, June 28, and July 19.

Nichols added that BHSU is planning a variety of summer programming including academic and athletic camps on campus and an expanded number of summer classes.

The South Dakota Board of Regents noted this week that all six of the state’s public universities and two special schools are planning for a return to more normal operations this fall.