Welcome to the University of Sioux Falls

Questions? Contact us!

Admissions: 605-331-6600 or admissions@usiouxfalls.edu  

Financial Aid: 605-331-6623 or finaid@usiouxfalls.edu 

Student Life: 605-331-6620 or student.life@usiouxfalls.edu  

Registrar's Office: 605-331-6650 or registrar@usiouxfalls.edu 


We are excited to welcome you to the University of Sioux Falls community and looking forward to the upcoming semester! You have your registration appointment scheduled – now what? Please review the information below to make your advising appointment and transition to USF seamless. 

Access the USF Welcome Guide

Before Registration

An admissions counselor will be connecting with you prior to your registration appointment to ensure you have everything in place and are ready to meet with your advisor. The admissions counselor will cover the following information:

  • Access to your USF accounts
  • Academic Advising
  • Course Registration
  • Other helpful information

Please refer to the drop down menus below for details. 

Access your USF Accounts

If you experience any problems logging into your accounts for the first time with your USF username and password, please contact your Admissions counselor for assistance or email admissions@usiouxfalls.edu. 

Here are the steps you can use to log into your email and MyUSF:

  • On the bottom of the USF Homepage click on Campus Mail.
  • It will ask you for the username and password.
  • Username: The first two letters of your first name, followed by your entire last name. If this username is already in use, your middle initial will be used.
    • Example: John Joe Doe’s username will be either jodoe or jojdoe.
  • Password: (Student ID number)
    • After signing in the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.
  • Once you follow the prompts to set up your email, you can then go back to the bottom of the USF Homepage and click on MyUSF.
  • Use the same username and the new password you created when setting up your email account to log in. 

Microsoft Teams

  • Click here to get started and select Sign in.
    • If you have previously signed into Microsoft 365 before, you will need to sign out and then select Use another account.
  • It will then ask you for an email account.
  • Email, phone or Skype: You will need to enter your myUSF username followed by @usiouxfalls.edu.
    • Example: John Doe’s account will be associated with jodoe@usiouxfalls.edu.
  • Password: Enter the password you created when setting up your email and myUSF accounts.
  • You should then have access to your Microsoft Teams account! 

Navigate Student

  • Navigate is a FREE mobile app that will help you thrive at the University of Sioux Falls, with customized content for YOU—whether you are in your first semester or a graduating senior, it is like an advisor in your pocket!
  • Click here to learn how to download, sign in and utilize the app.

Prepare for Advising

Academic advising is an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a faculty member in the major you have declared. During this conversation, you will discuss classes important to your major, the Liberal Arts Core, and potential electives. Together, you will craft a class schedule that balances requirements with general courses of interest. To ensure the best schedule is created, please make sure you have:

  • Submit College Transcripts
    • If you wish to transfer in any college courses that you previously completed (Dual Enrollment, PSEO, etc.), please request an official transcript to be sent to admissions@usiouxfalls.edu once all final grades are posted.
    • If you are currently enrolled in any college courses, please send an unofficial transcript or a listing of all courses you have taken to admissions@usiouxfalls.edu. This will help the advisor prepare the best fall schedule. 
  • Submit Advance Placement Transcripts 
    • USF accepts AP exams for credit for students that score either a 4 or 5. If you have any AP exam scores you wish to submit, please order a transcript to be sent directly to USF online here.
  • Familiarize yourself with your major
    • Become familiar with the curriculum and requirements of your declared major online. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the course delivery modes
    • Review the course delivery modes section of the USF Welcome Guide to better understand the different types of instruction offered at USF.


New Student Registration Day
  • Welcome Session | 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. CST
    • President Bradfield will host virtual welcome sessions on each of the scheduled registration days. This is an opportunity for students and families to meet USF’s leadership team and learn more about preparing for the fall semester. An email will be sent prior to your scheduled event with the link needed to access the welcome session.
  • Advising Appointment | Scheduled Individual Appointment 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST 
    • The admissions office will contact you with the exact time of your one-on-one advising appointment. This appointment will be held as a Microsoft Teams meeting, where you will connect with your academic advisor to discuss and finalize your fall schedule. Please refer to the Accessing your USF Accounts section above to ensure you are set up with the correct Microsoft Teams account.
  • Additional Appointment Options
    • Students and families are able to schedule additional appointments on their registration day if they wish. Please use the Navigate Student application to sign up for any additional appointments:
      • Financial Aid (Individual Meeting)
      • Student Life – Housing and Meal Plans (Individual Meeting)
      • Learning Accessibility Services (Individual Meeting)
      • NCAA Athletic Eligibility (Individual Meeting) 

After Registration

Congratulations! You are now officially a USF student and registered. Now it is time to make sure we have everything submitted and finalized. Please review the New Student Checklist in the USF Welcome Guide. If you have additional questions, please contact our admissions office at 605-331-6600 or admissions@usiouxfalls.edu.

Access the USF Welcome Guide

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