Dakota Wesleyan University continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, particularly at the local and regional level. We remain focused on the health and well-being of the university community. We encourage you to make this page your first stop regarding questions about how DWU is navigating the challenges posed by COVID-19.

If you have specific questions that are not answered by the information on this page, we encourage you to call DWU’s telephone hotline at 605-995-2910 or send an email to

General measures in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 for students returning to campus:

  • For Fall 2021, masks are optional. Monitor campus communications as this could change quickly per a local surge in cases or amended guidance from the CDC.
  • DWU performs cleaning and sanitation across all areas of the campus.
  • Classrooms and labs will still allow for spacing where possible.
  • The campus nurse and the Avera medical system are available for students to assess symptoms and make appropriate health recommendations.