Introduction to DWU
Dear Parents and Family:
Welcome to Dakota Wesleyan University and to a rich educational tradition that stretches back to the earliest of days in South Dakota. For over 120 years, Dakota Wesleyan University has graduated thousands of men and women who have contributed significantly to state and regional development and to society at large. Together, the university, Mitchell, and central South Dakota provide uniquely rich resources that we hope our students take full advantage of during their time here.
Dakota Wesleyan University emphasizes student learning, leadership development, faith exploration, and service to others. Our students represent a wealth of backgrounds and experiences. We strive to provide wonderful living and learning opportunities for all of our students.
In the United Methodist tradition, Dakota Wesleyan University aspires to be a leading university that educates students to identify and develop their individual talents for successful lives in service to God and the common good.
This handbook is designed to familiarize you with the university’s resources and to assist with the transition students are about to make as they enter college. Please read this information, participate in Family Orientation and Family Weekend, and contact the campus life department if you have any questions.
Director of Student Life