The 5,800 square foot Joy Center houses the University Advancement offices; provides a gathering area before games, concerts, and other University events; showcases the past, present, and future of BHSU; provides space for prospective students and their parents; accommodates community events such as business meetings and receptions; and introduces community members to what the University is doing.

Ground-breaking on the site occurred in , and the Joy Center officially opened in

The University does a great job of recruiting and welcoming new students. Past and current construction projects have created a terrific campus environment for current students, faculty, and staff. We have turned our attention to providing a place for alumni, community members, and friends of the University.

  • Many alumni live in the region, others occasionally pass through Spearfish on vacation. The Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center provides a place to welcome these visitors and their families. The Joy Center showcases the past, present, and future of the University.
  • Located on campus, the Joy Center serves as a gathering area before games, concerts, plays, lectures, and other University events.
  • Visitors to the campus have a convenient place to come for information.
  • Business and community members find it as a place they can use for meetings, receptions, and other activities.
  • Prospective students and their parents find it a welcoming and comfortable place to gather when visiting campus.
  • Spearfish is a retirement destination for many people. The Joy Center provides a place they can come to and be introduced to all the University has to offer the community.

Contact Info

Kanda Guthmiller
Phone: 605-642-6335

Scholarship Coordinator
Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799