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College is an experience!

Strong academic programs are only part of the Wesleyan experience. Whether you commute or live on campus, you become part of a vibrant student community. Get involved in any of more than 20 student organizations, 15 intercollegiate sports or participate in campus events.

DWU has a beautiful 50-acre campus that offers something for everyone.

Life on campus
For the ultimate college experience, become one of the 350 students who literally call Wesleyan “home.” Coed residence halls and apartments bring students from all over together to build lifelong friendships. Residents take advantage of free cable and Internet in every room and an outstanding food service program. The residence life staff provides both educational and social programming as well as a safe environment.

Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, our campus center features the Wagner Chapel, the Village lounge, a computer lounge, large screen TVs and food.
The Weston Food Court features a variety of food choices and meal plans to meet everyone’s tastes and lifestyles. Residential students can take advantage of the all-you-can-eat plan.
The McGovern Library houses the university’s library and archives as well as the McGovern Legacy display, the archives of the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church, the campus bookstore, and the Java City coffee bar.
The Student Activities Board hosts comedians, improv troupes, hypnotists, free bowling, game nights, dances and other events.
Dakota Wesleyan University’s conference and speaker series offers in-depth info on a wide rand of topics, like diversity, your spiritual life, family life, careers, public service and more. Nationally known speakers, including George McGovern and Bob Dole have been our guests at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Athletics and wellness
You can cheer on our Tigers in athletics – our students are national contenders in several of our 15 sports. The Tigers are part of America’s small college super conference, the Great Plains Athletic Conference. If you are a sports fan—player or spectator—DWU’s athletic competitions will get your blood pumping! Fifteen teams compete at the NAIA level.

Baseball (m)
Soccer (m,w)
Basketball (m,w) Softball (w)
Cross country (m,w) Track and field (m,w)
Football (m) Volleyball (w)
Golf (m,w) Wrestling (m)

If you aren’t into intercollegiate sports, join an intramural team, work out in the wellness center, hike, bike, cross-country ski, boat, fish or hunt! You can be as busy as you want to be.



Learning, leadership, faith and service – on and off campus
Learning, leadership, faith and service are our values – the cornerstones of a DWU education. From the minute you step on campus, others will encourage you to get involved. This emphasis on involvement makes for valuable friendships with people from diverse backgrounds.

Mentoring relationships with faculty and staff advisers, as well as with peer mentors will help you develop your skills. With over 20 student organizations ranging from academic clubs to a student-run newspaper, you’re sure to find something you like.

Students also gain valuable experience by working in a number of paid and volunteer jobs on campus. Students serve as resident assistants, Ambassadors (orientation leaders), elected officers in the student-run Student Association Senate, and even as liaisons to the DWU Board of Trustees.

The Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship offers opportunities for students who want to think and act like leaders and entrepreneurs.
Established to inspire servant leadership and public service, the McGovern Center will impart to students and citizens the qualities of service, stewardship, and leadership found in the lives of George and Eleanor McGovern.
The Blue Chip program is available to help student leaders articulate their participation in programs focused on each of the four institutional values: learning, leadership, faith and service.
Student Involvement Transcripts chronicle a student’s out-of-class activities.
Weekly campus worship is held every Thursday at 11 a.m. Campus offices close and there are no classes during this time.
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Last updated: 7/3/09