covid info


Black Hills State University continues to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 in our region to implement appropriate mitigation measures. At this time, BHSU will continue to keep our facilities clean and offer testing options. Services and operations will be offered as originally intended pre-COVID. 

The most important mitigation effort to protect yourself, your family and loved ones, and our BHSU community from the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Learn more here:

CDC Vaccine Information

SD Department of Health Vaccine Information


Lawrence County Community Status

Lawrence County COVID Information

SD Department of Health COVID Information



Any changes to protocol and additional important information pertaining to COVID-19 will be communicated via the Campus e-Update and on this website.


COVID-19 Testing Update

Student Health and Counseling Services will offer free take home rapid COVID-19 testing for students fall semester. Students wanting a PCR test will need to call Student Health Service at 605.642.6520 to make arrangements for testing. 


Fall 2022 Semester to Proceed as Planned

Black Hills State University is offering Fall Semester 2022 courses in the originally scheduled format. Therefore, courses typically delivered in-person will be face-to-face.

2022 Academic Calendar


Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff must continue to report positive tests to Melissa Hart, Director of Human Resources, at 605.642.6877 or 

Rapid tests are available for employees through their academic college, Human Resources or Public Safety. If departments need more tests, please contact Public Safety.

Urgent campus information is sent through the Campus Alert System. If you haven’t already, please sign up for Campus Alerts. Family members are also welcome to sign-up.