The following schedule is a preview of New Student Registration Day. You will receive a finalized, detailed schedule, including times and locations, when you check in at New Student Registration.

Sign up here

Arrival and Check-in

Check-in is from 9:00—9:15 a.m. at the Salsbury Science Center (see campus map). The day will conclude around 2:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

You will receive parking information, directions to campus and confirmation of your registered date prior to NSR.

Information Sessions

The following offices will offer break-out sessions: Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Student Development.

On Your Own Time

Offices will be open, so you may stop at them anytime to complete outstanding business highlighted on the Accepted Student Checklist.

Campus Tours

Guided tours of campus will be offered so you can locate offices and campus resources.

Student ID Photo

Your Student ID is more than just an ID card; it's also your library card, pass to athletics and fine arts events, meal ticket and residence hall key.

Bookstore Information

As a new student, you get 20 percent off Cougar spirit wear from Cougar Central. Textbooks are available to buy or rent through our online bookstore.

Math Placement

All students must complete three credits of math (i.e., MAT155 or higher) as a part of the liberal arts core requirements. USF believes that your success starts with selecting the best math course that matches your unique background. The University permits students to enroll in an introductory-level Math course if they have earned a math ACT sub-score of at least 20 or a score of at least 530 on the mathematics section of the SAT. Students who do not satisfy this criterion may either enroll in MAT111 Elementary Algebra or demonstrate math proficiency by earning a passing grade on a placement exam. Learn more about this prerequisite requirement and the exam.

What you need to bring to New Student Registration

  • Immunization Form - record of two properly-administered immunizations or immune titers for Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps
  • Copy of Advanced Placement scores
  • Unofficial college transcripts (if you're transferring credits from another college)
  • Outstanding Financial Aid paperwork
  • Questions and concerns

Parents and Families are Welcome at New Student Registration

We know that starting college is exciting for new students, as well as their parents and families. That's why we invite you to attend New Student Registration (NSR) with your student. NSR is designed to help parents and families learn as much as possible about academics and campus life.

During this one-day event, your student will meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. Throughout the day you will also have the opportunity to ask questions about financial aid (e.g., work study and scholarships), student accounts (i.e., paying your student's bill), housing arrangements, meal plans, degree requirements and more.

We also provide a special break out session just for parents. This session gives you the opportunity to learn more about the academic, spiritual and social growth your child will experience at the University of Sioux Falls.