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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2018 Family Weekend

2018 Family Weekend

Parents, siblings, grandparents, and family members are invited to SMSU to have fun with their student and experience campus with them.

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Visit Campus Today!

Visit Campus Today!

Schedule your visit to SMSU! Meet our Admission staff and students. Tour campus. Talk to a professor or coach and begin your success story at SMSU!

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Homecoming 2018

Homecoming 2018

Home of the Mustangs! We’re counting the days to our biggest get-together of the year on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Save the date to your calendar now! Event details for the entire week of October 1-6 will be posted throughout the summer.

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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.




Mustang Football vs. Upper Iowa

September 22, 2018

Mustang Soccer vs. MSU Moorhead

September 23, 2018

Visiting Writer Series

September 25, 2018

Coffee With Coaches

September 25, 2018


Jon Dicke, center

Dicke Honored for Selection to Allstate Good Works Team

Published: 09-20-2018

Southwest Minnesota State University senior student-athlete Jon Dicke couldn't put his finger on it, exactly. "I was suspicious. When I got here to...

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Jon and Niter Knochenmus, Honorary Lifetime Members

Six to Receive Homecoming Alumni Awards

Published: 09-14-2018

Six individuals will receive Alumni Association awards at a Friday, Oct. 5  noon luncheon in the Conference Center Ballroom on the campus of S...

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Crystal Yearous

Crystal Yearous, AmeriCORP Health VISTA Representative, Concerned With Food Insecurities

Published: 09-19-2018

Crystal Yearous, a 2018 SMSU graduate with a degree in Psychology, hopes to "fight poverty in whatever form it presents itself" on SMSU's campus. Y...

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Kim Guenther Instrumental in Farmer's Market Growth

Published 09-15-2018

Kim Guenther believes in the importance of the Marshall Farmer's Market, and her efforts have resulted in a dramatic increase in community/region involvement in the weekly market, which sets up on Saturdays in the Schwan's Company parking lot north of the Marshall Area YMCA. Guenther, the Directo...

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