Dickinson State University began on June 24, 1918 where 104 students attended the first classes at the Dickinson Normal School. Today more than 1300 students from 36 states and 23 countries attend classes at DSU, most on the campus of the historic “college on the hill.”


Enter to Learn – Go Forth to Serve

For 100 years, Dickinson State has provided access to high quality educational preparation for students.  Learn more about the rich history of Dickinson State here.

Yearbook Digitization Project

Funny fashions, timeless memories – yearbooks are a treasure trove of nostalgia. To commemorate our Centennial Celebration, the DSU Heritage Foundation has undertaken the project of digitizing 30 years of Dickinson State yearbooks.  These digital yearbooks can be searched and shared socially.  A new yearbook will be released each month beginning in June.  New yearbook releases will be posted monthly on Facebook at:




Each year, alumni and friends from Dickinson State come “home” to the College on the Hill to celebrate the rich traditions of the institution.  Homecoming 2017 and Homecoming 2018 will be special celebrations as we commemorate our Centennial.  Visit www.dickinsonstate.edu/homecoming for a list of dates and events. 

Centennial Reunion

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the Centennial Reunion June 28-July 1, 2018.   Alumni and friends from all years are invited to campus for a weekend of Dickinson State memories held in conjunction with the annual Rough Rider Days celebration. 

A full schedule of events will be published in Fall 2017.  

Sponsorship Opportunities 

The city of Dickinson was founded in 1881 which makes 136 years of rich tradition as a vital leader in southwest North Dakota.  Upon the urging of the residents of the region, Dickinson Normal School was started in 1918.  Since then, the city and the university have continued to grow hand-in-hand.  From the 200 individuals who are employed by the University to the 1300 students who are taking classes, the businesses in Dickinson are impacted by our campus.  It seems only logical that the city and DSU would jointly promote the Centennial of the University since they have worked together hand in hand over the past 99 years.   Contact the DSU Heritage Foundation to learn more about how you can be a sponsor for this exciting time of history! 

University Store

Get all decked out for the Centennial Celebrations by visiting the DSU University Store in person or online.  The University store will be carrying limited edition centennial celebration items.  Make sure to order yours early.

Bookstore Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (701) 483-2314
Fax: (701) 483-2321

Visit the University Store online.