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Dorm Life at SDSU

Rooms have been reserved at Honors Hall Web Link to South Dakota State University Honors Hall.

South Dakota State University Honors Hall Dorm photo with students milling out front

Honors Hall has suite and double room options, includes a Co-ed Hall, Wireless Internet, Central Air Conditioning, Kitchen and lounge areas, and quiet study rooms on each floor. For more photos on what to expect in these rooms, SDSU has created this Pinterest Board URL Link to Pinterst Board

Some questions that have been asked:

  • Are there fridges in the rooms?
    There are no refrigerators in the rooms. However, each wing has an open-concept living room and kitchen which has a full-size refrigerator to use.
  • Do we need to bring toilet paper?
    Toilet paper is provided, however residents will need to bring their own toiletries and other personal supplies such as a comforter, towels etc. See Packing List for a full detailed list below.


Park at the Big East lot (Jackrabbit Avenue) or at the Hyde lot. Upon arrival, you will receive a permit for parking.

map of parking at South Dakota State University

Library Training Institute 2017: Packing List

Do not forget these!

Here are packing suggestions that will help you have a comfortable week.

  • Bedding - Sheets, pillows, blanket(s) and or comforter, mattress pad for single bed is good idea
  • Small rug - Floors are cold in the morning
  • Clothes - could get cool in evening, hangers, comfortable shoes, one nice outfit (Grad Picture), bathrobe, light jacket
  • Bathing - Washcloths, towels, bathmat or extra towel for floor, hand held mirror for bedroom
  • Fan (Could be hot during that week)
  • Personal hygiene - soap, shampoo, deodorant, makeup, toothbrush, paste, curling iron, toilet paper (at your preference), paper towels, Kleenex, etc.
  • Alarm clock
  • Cell phone & charger, other electronic essentials
  • Extra batteries for devices
  • Any medication prescriptions/ Over the counter - Tylenol, etc.
  • Snacks (optional)

White Elephant Gift Exchange

On Thursday evening we will have a pizza party and graduation celebration. Each student is asked to donate $10.00 for this. This money goes for the food, drinks and goodies for the everyone in the group. The Jr.s will take care of the graduation celebration

artwork of party with elephant, mouse and gifts

White Elephant exchange takes place on Thursday evening during our graduation party. This is lots of fun for everybody. Go through your closets, thrift stores or even your library. Please don't spend anymore than $10 if you have to spend any money.

White Elephant exchange is a tradition that has happened at the graduation party for 28 years. Bring something to swap and I promise you will laugh and even plot the gift you are giving next year.

If you have any questions contact Kathleen Slocum at the South Dakota State Library. You can email her ( ) or 605-773-8438 or 1-800-423-6665.

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The Library Training Institute is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The character of "Madam Bookworm" was created by artist Michael McGourty for the South Dakota State Library. Please respect our arrangement and do not reuse or alter the artwork for your own needs.

LSTA Files
Library Services and Technology Act South Dakota State Library Five Year Plan: 2018-2022
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