Where you belong!

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. We offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally.

Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich “Southwest Experience,” which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer. SMSU truly is where you belong!

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Junior Day

Junior Day

This open house event is the perfect opportunity to learn about everything that SMSU has to offer and begin your success story! Seniors are also welcome to attend.

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The 2018 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the RA Facility. From your degree check to line-up rooms and everything in between, all the information and critical dates you need to know are posted on the commencement page.

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50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

SMSU is 50 years old!! Join us in celebrating during the 2017-18 academic year.

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SMSU Today

SMSU Today is the source for University feature stories, news, announcements, and events on campus. Follow @SMSUToday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information on the go.




Jean Replinger has loved the outdoors since an early age

Jean Replinger a Women's Outward Bound Pioneer

Published: 03-19-2018

  Retired SMSU Health/PE Professor Jean Replinger was a key leader of the first Outward Bound experience for girls in the nation. Women Outwar...

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Players Ezekiel Ramudzi, left, and Nate Davis put on their heart monitors while coach Derek Klinkner prepares to have the data downloaded to his tablet.

Mustangs Benefit from Advanced Training Techniques

Published: 03-09-2018

Southwest Minnesota State University will host the National Wheelchair Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament March 15-17. The Mustangs are the No. ...

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From left: Shawn Hedman, Kate Borowske, Dan Baun

New Active Learning Classroom in Charter Hall 104

Published: 02-22-2018

An Active Learning Classroom has been created in Charter Hall 104 and will be the site of an open house on Feb. 28 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. "It's a tren...

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Kelly Loft Chronicles Athletic History

Published 03-09-2018

Athletic Communications Director Kelly Loft is in his 21st year with SMSU and enjoys coming to work every day. "It's always something new," said Loft, who earned his undergraduate degree in Speech Communication: Radio/TV in 1997 and his master's in Leadership in 2011. "With each new season I have...

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