current Campus projects
Northern is poised to have more than $100 million invested into campus in a decade. Read more about our current projects below!
EDUCATIONAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN
This campaign seeks to raise $55 million total for three connected projects: construction of a new School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; NSU’s athletic and recreation fields project; and an on-campus regional sports complex. Learn more at educational-impact.com.
Northern raises millions for Educational Impact Campaign, student scholarships
Campaign reaches $48 million, work to begin soon on NSU Regional Sports Complex
Educational Impact Campaign reaches $44 million
Lamont Companies pledges support to Educational Impact Campaign
Schwan Financial Group pledges support to Educational Impact Campaign
NSU connections, community pride lead to campaign contribution
Educational Impact Campaign gaining momentum
Governor signs bills approving NSU-SDSBVI projects
Jewett Regional Science Education Center
When students began classes in fall 2019, they were the first of many to study in the new Harvey C. Jewett IV Regional Science Education Center, which will advance educational and research opportunities for the university and the entire region.
Center construction began in spring 2018 at the corner of South State Street and Twelfth Avenue Southeast, which serves as a gateway to campus. The site, on the west side of South State Street between the former Jerde Hall and Johnson Fine Arts Center, previously was the football practice field.
Regional Science Education Center News
3M Foundation grants $25,000 to NSU Regional Science Education Center
Students host awareness event for Jewett Regional Science Education Center
NSU wolf sculpture made possible by Aberdeen couple
Jewett honored at Regional Science Education Center ribbon-cutting
Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for NSU Jewett Regional Science Education Center
Northern grad creating wolf sculpture for Regional Science Education Center
3M Foundation grants $25,000 to Jewett Regional Science Education Center
NSU names regional science center after Jewett
Wells Fargo awards grant to Regional Science Education Center
Great Plains East and Great Plains West
Great Plains West Update (video)
An Inside Look at Great Plains East (video)
Great Plains East Update (video)
Two new residence halls – one located south of the Mewaldt-Jensen Building and the other at the site of the former Lindberg Hall – opened in fall 2018. One hall provides a pod-style design, with eight to 10 traditional double rooms situated around a common living space and community bathroom. The other hall is designed with a series of semi-suites and suites offering both double and single rooms.
Great Plains East and West News
Campus, community support crucial for Northern's new residence halls
Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for new residence halls
Open house planned for new residence halls
Athletic and Recreation Fields
A new football practice field and women's soccer competition field were built east of the former Jerde Hall, along with a 6,000-square-foot pavilion. The Athletic and Rec Fields are also home to NSU Intramurals, and will also be used for events such as youth sports camps. Six tennis courts remain on the east edge of campus.
Athletic and Recreation Fields News
Youth football camp with NFL athlete draws hundreds from around region
American Legion to donate American flag for Athletic and Recreation Fields
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for NSU Athletic and Recreation Fields
New fields part of largest turf project in nation
Northern plans for exciting changes to intramural sports
on-campus Regional Sports Complex
With Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field
Preliminary Facility Statement
Northern State University is building a new football stadium and softball field on the south side of campus, connected to the existing Barnett Center. This first-rate complex will include Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field. The location is the former site of the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSVBI), which now occupies a brand-new building on the east edge of campus.
Regional Sports Complex News
Northern to hold Regional Sports Complex celebration
Dingers give gift to new NSU Regional Sports Complex
Governor signs bill moving NSU regional sports complex forward
State Senate approves bill related to regional sports complex
- On-campus Regional Sports Complex with Dacotah Bank Stadium and Koehler Hall of Fame Softball Field (proposed preliminary design)
SDSBVI and NSU Collaboration
Preliminary Facility Statement and Facility Program Plan
Collaboration Q & A Video with NSU President Tim Downs
Collaboration Q & A Video with SDSBVI Superintendent Marje Kaiser
Northern State University and the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI) are collaborating for the Educational Impact Campaign, which includes a new $14 million home for SDSBVI.
The new School for the Blind and Visually Impaired was recently completed at the former site of Jerde Hall. The former SDSBVI site is the location of the new regional sports complex.
NSU faculty and staff will continue working jointly with SDSBVI faculty and staff on the development of revised and new special education programs offered by NSU’s Millicent Atkins School of Education.
Northern to hold SDSBVI dedication
'It doesn't get any better than this:' Students, staff excited about new SDSBVI
SDSBVI project receives second grant from S.D. governor
Governor approves state grant for new SDSBVI
Plains Commerce Bank donates to S.D. School for the Blind and Visually Impaired project
Groundbreaking ceremony set for new School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Architect who lost sight helps with multisensory design layout for new SDSBVI
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