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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Transfer Admitted Student Day is CANCELLED

Transfer Admitted Student Day is CANCELLED

Admitted Student Day is cancelled due to weather.

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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.




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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Michael Dombrowski

Michael Dombrowski's Unusual Path to SMSU

Published: 02-06-2018

It's not every SMSU student who chooses the university, partly, because it is in a part of the country that gets cold.  "I had three general g...

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Ben Walker

Speech Center Helps Students in Many Ways

Published: 02-09-2018

Everyone can recall a time when they had a fear of public speaking. All college students are required to, at some point, give a presentation in a c...

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Head Trainer Laura Crowell: A Lifesaver

Published 01-26-2018

The trainers at Southwest Minnesota State University attend every practice and every competition, taking care of a myriad of injuries, from minor strains and sprains to more serious injuries. It’s rare, however, when they are called upon to save a life. Such was the case on Dec. 31 when...

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