Laws Concerning Carrying Concealed Firearms on Campus in South Dakota

While South Dakota law addresses the prohibition of licensed concealed handguns from elementary and high schools, it does not directly address colleges and universities.  The South Dakota Board of Regents has publically announced that all state colleges and universities must ban concealed firearms from all grounds and buildings.

As of March 26, 2024, no private or public universities, colleges, or community colleges permit weapons inside of buildings or on school grounds. However, the University of South Dakota Campus Police will allow students and visitors to store their unloaded weapons at campus police headquarters.  See: Gun Storage.

Updated: March 26, 2024

Disclaimer: Policies are subject to change at any time, both during and between school years. In addition, individual school policies commonly include more details than can be succinctly captured by Each school should be consulted for its most accurate, up-to-date policy.