Protect the Flock

DSU is planning to return to the full campus experience this fall semester, and we’re excited to get rolling!

We continue to closely monitor the situation and are working with local health officials to ensure that we all are doing our best to protect our faculty, staff, students, and guests. Naturally, the campus must be highly responsive and flexible given the fluidity of COVID-19. We appreciate your understanding of the work that your colleagues and others are doing to ensure the campus health and safety.  

Just a reminder that you will continue to receive updates and information as appropriate via and official university channels. Fall procedures will be posted in the near future.

Slow the Spread

As Stark County has reached high transmission stage, Dickinson State University recommends that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks while indoors on university property, unless alone in their private office or workspace.

These changes in recommendations are a result of the rapid rise in cases due to the Delta variant, which is much more transmissible than previous strains of the COVID-19 virus.

There are three things that you can do to slow the spread of Covid-19.

  • Get vaccinated. The University encourages the DSU community to get vaccinated, particularly those residing in congregate housing.
  • Mask up. The University encourages masking while indoors.
  • Continue practicing healthy behaviors. Other behaviors, like frequent hand washing and staying home when you feel sick, should still be practiced, no matter the time of year.

Combating the virus requires an effort from the whole DSU community. Everyone has a role to play in maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment to protect one another and improve the chances for a new normal academic year, in and out of the classroom. Let’s all Protect the Flock!


This information is provided as a service to our campus and local community. Data has been self-reported by campus faculty, staff, and students.

Visit the ND Department of Health for more information about Stark County and the State of North Dakota. 

Dickinson Campus

Bismarck Campus

# of Active Cases



# of Recovered Cases



Last Updated: 01/21/2021 at 9:35 a.m.

Data compiled by:

701-483-2304 office

Why College Students Should Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

Click here for more information and frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Temporary COVID-19 Mask Policy

Faculty Members have the authority to require masks in the classrooms, offices, and other learning spaces. If an individual faculty member wishes to require the wearing of masks in their classroom(s), this requirement must be clearly delineated in their initial course syllabus and must be required of all students who are able to wear masks.

Staff members will also have the authority to require masks in their work spaces.

Each person on campus should carry a mask and be prepared to comply with mask use expectations and respond to requests when colleagues ask them to mask.

In work spaces (other than classrooms) signage will be required: “You are required to wear a mask in this area.

Vaccine Scheduling and Testing


Moderna -

Pfizer - 

Additionally, nearly every pharmacy and the SWDHU offer vaccines – you can learn more at

For information about statewide sites, visit or contact your private physician. 


Rapid testing for COVID is available on a limited basis from the DSU Health Care Center (Stickney Hall) or readily available through the Southwestern Health Unit.

Dickinson State University Resources

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Reporting

Quarterly Report 12-31-2021

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students - HEERF Quarterly Report December 2021

Quarterly Report 09-30-2021

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students CRRSAA/ARP Quarterly Report September 2021

Quarterly Report 06-30-2021

Quarterly Report 03-31-2021 - Updated

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students CRRSAA/ARP Quarterly Report June 2021

Quarterly Report 03-31-2021

Quarterly Report 09-30-2020

Quarterly Report 12-31-2020

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students 09-28-2020