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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.

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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SMSU Admitted Student Day

SMSU Admitted Student Day

Pick a date to visit us during Admitted Student Day. You’ll learn more about registering for Fall!

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Mustang Promise

Mustang Promise

SMSU sets itself apart from other colleges with our Mustang Promise. We’re so confident in the relevance, quality, and value of our students’ education that we guarantee they will find a job within six months of graduation.

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Hawaiian Night Open House

Hawaiian Night Open House

Come visit SMSU where it's always sunny and 72 degrees inside our interconnected campus! Beat the cold and plan to attend SMSU's next open house event. Hawaiian Night is the perfect opportunity to learn about everything that SMSU.

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EVENTS

SMSU MBB vs. Winona

January 24, 2020

SMSU WBB vs. UIU

January 25, 2020

SMSU WBB vs. UIU

January 25, 2020

SMSU MBB vs. UIU

January 25, 2020

SOUTHWEST 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 - Brock Fox
Brock Fox

Brock Fox

Senior

"The professors and administrators were so personable at every visit I went on when I as in the processes of choosing a college. I was used to having a close bond with my high school teachers, and after my visits to SMSU, I knew I could have the same experience with the professors here."

Hometown

Minneota, MN

Background - Hannah Rick
Hannah Rick

Hannah Rick

Junior

Hometown

Milbank, SD

Related Areas

Education, Department of Education

SMSU Today

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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

Leslie-Burl McLemore

McLemore: King Had Plenty of Foot Soldiers Helping Along the Way

Published: 01-24-2020

Leslie-Burl McLemore was relaxed in the hotel lobby. He had on a gray sweatshirt from one of his alma maters, and a baseball cap, which said "One M...

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Carlton Lance

Alumnus Carlton Lance Now Known as Trey Lance's Father

Published: 01-22-2020

"Around the office here, I'm known as Trey Lance's father." That's what 1994 SMSU alumnus Carlton Lance said recently about his son Trey, a redshir...

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SMSU Online Degrees

SMSU to Offer 10 Degrees Totally Online Starting in Fall Semester 2020

Published: 01-05-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) will offer 10 degrees totally online starting in the fall semester 2020, the university announced. Pres...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Marianne Zarzana

Marianne Zarzana Prepares for New Chapter

Published 12-10-2019

"The plan was to stay at SMSU for three years," said Marianne Zarzana. The three turned into 30. And before you knew it, she is looking at retirement, and planning a major move with her husband, Jim, to South Bend, Indiana. "What kept us here? That's complicated, but I could not be more grateful....

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