Universities planning to have students back on campus this fall

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – The South Dakota Board of Regents has decided that fall classes will be held on campus at the state’s universities. Classes have been online since spring break in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

USD President Sheila Gestring says there is still a lot of details to work through.


Gestring says there are a number of financial questions for them and students.


Gestring says they are working with the state’s Congressional delegation on expanding the uses of federal stimulus dollars.

The first day of classes is set for Aug. 24.

The university has also set Oct. 24 as graduation day for the class of 2020.