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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.

Let your curiosity lead to discovery. Find out what you can learn and who you can be. Connect with a vibrant campus community both in and out of the classroom. Learn to lead, blending your passions with knowledge and skill, giving you the confidence to make a difference at SMSU and beyond.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to discover the possibilities.

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Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Mark your calendar for Family Weekend scheduled for September 17-19, 2021. Join us as we celebrate #MustangFamily during our on-campus event.

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President’s Regional Scholars

President’s Regional Scholars

Meet the recipients of the 2021 President’s Regional Scholars Full-Ride Awards!

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South Dakota Scholarship

South Dakota Scholarship

Calling all South Dakota students! If you are taking at least one dual credit class, you might be eligible for this ADDITIONAL SMSU scholarship. Click here to see if you qualify!

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SOUTHWEST STORIES

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Background - Erin Richardson
Erin Richardson

Erin Richardson

Senior

"I transferred to SMSU because I wanted to be at a smaller school with a more comfortable learning environment. The professors (at SMSU) have been really great and I have had an opportunity for a more personalized education. "

Hometown

Tracy, MN

Background - Charlie Vang
Charlie Vang

Charlie Vang

Junior

"“The professors at SMSU are really dedicated in their work. They really care for you personally and they also have an open-door policy where you can go in and talk to them about class-related work or just about your personal life. As a student I am really appreciative to that support and dedication that they have to my education.”"

Hometown

Walnut Grove, MN

Background - Bryan Peralta Garces
Bryan Peralta Garces

Bryan Peralta Garces

Sophomore

"I am active in the United States Army Reserve and often times I have to miss class. But at SMSU, the professors are flexible with my schedule which allows me to be a full-time student and fulfill my military obligations."

Hometown

Farmington, MN

SMSU Today

THE SOURCE FOR CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS!

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.

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LATEST NEWS

Josh Turek

Alumnus Josh Turek Named to USA Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team

Published: 06-15-2021

Former Southwest Minnesota State University wheelchair basketball standout Josh Turek has been named to the 2021 USA Men's Wheelchair Basketball Te...

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Kandy Noles-Stevens

Minnesota State Awarded Federal Open Educational Resources Grant for Teacher Ed Programs; SMSU One of Six Collaborating Institutions, Will Serve as Fiscal Agent

Published: 06-17-2021

Kandy Noles-Stevens, Assistant Professor of Education/College Now, said the near-$1 million United States Department of Education (DoEd) grant awar...

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Spring Dean's List Announced

Published: 06-14-2021

Southwest Minnesota State University students have been honored for achievement during the 2021 Spring semester of study. There are two Honors cate...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Ben Nwachukwu

Ben Nwachukwu is SMSU's 'Answer Man'

Published 03-25-2021

If Ben Nwachukwu had a nickname, it would be "The Answer Man." An SMSU alumnus, Nwachukwu works in the IT Department at SMSU, as an Information Tech Specialist 2. The title does little to explain what he does on a daily basis, and how he makes life easier for the entire Mustang Family. "I manage ...

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