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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Graduate Studies Information Meetings

Graduate Studies Information Meetings

Mark your calendar!  We will be hosting informational CALL-IN sessions about our graduate programs.

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Commencement 2019

Commencement 2019

The 2019 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11 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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Presidential Search

Presidential Search

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities invites applications and nominations for an engaging president of Southwest Minnesota State University.

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SMSU SUCCESS STORIES

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Background - Erin Lind
Erin Lind

Erin Lind

'01 Alum

Sports Management

"It’s not about what I learned in Accounting 101 or Sports Law, although I enjoyed my experience in the classroom. It’s the experiences I had that taught me how to handle adversity, how to manage my success and failures, and how to communicate with diverse groups. My experiences taught me to have the highest level of expectation for myself and others."

Location

Burnsville, MN

Occupation

NSIC Commissioner

Background - Michael Walker
Michael Walker

Michael Walker

'98 Alum

Physical Education: Teaching

"My SMSU professors were committed to my success and went the extra mile to ensure I was taking care of business. Athletic participation in basketball also helped me develop dedication, determination, and drive – qualities that transfer to the workplace."

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Occupation

Director, Office of Black Male Student Achievement, Minneapolis Public Schools

Background - Andrea Kopfmann
Andrea Kopfmann

Andrea Kopfmann

'07 Alum

Speech Communications: Radio/TV

"I learned to work toward deadlines and honed my organizational and professional skills. Many of my SMSU friends are still a part of my life. I had a blast at SMSU; it really fit my personality."

Location

St. Paul, MN

Occupation

Director of Campaigns & Partnerships, Give 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

President Connie J. Gores, left, and President-designate Kumara Jayasuriya

Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya Introduced to Campus/Community

Published: 03-21-2019

Southwest Minnesota State University  President-designate Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya knows how transformational a college education can be. He poin...

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Theresia Gillie

Theresia Gillie An Enthusiastic Advocate for MARL

Published: 03-13-2019

Note: This is the second in a series of articles about past Minnesota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (MARL) members leading up to the 20th a...

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Crystal Enga

Forensics Member Crystal Enga Wins State Title in Oratory

Published: 03-01-2019

Crystal Enga, a senior Early Childhood Education major from Marshall, Minn., used her background in theatre to qualify for the 2019 Interstate Orat...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Jeanne Regnier

Jeanne Regnier: A Friendly Food Service Face at SMSU

Published 02-21-2019

Jeanne Regnier's family roots run deep at Southwest Minnesota State University. Her mother, Erma Regnier, was one of the very first cooks to prepare food for hungry SMSU students. "When she started, not all the buildings were finished yet, but there were students already on campus," she said. Aft...

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