Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Plan to Reopen Campus  Campus Visit Information  Student COMMUNICATIONS   

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Even though Southeast Tech's buildings are closed to the public to help contain the spread of COVID-19, our campus is very much open. Staff and faculty are working hard to continue to support our students, process admissions applications, administer testing options and host virtual visits and orientation sessions.  

A message from President Griggs

Dates to Know

Thursday, July 2, 2020: Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Courses ("W" Grade)
Friday, July 3, 2020: 4th of July Holiday - No Classes/Campus Closed
Monday, July 6, 2020: Phase 2 of the campus reopening. Additional staff will return to working on campus and a phased opening by department area will begin.
Friday, July 24, 2020: End of Summer Semester
Monday, August 3, 2020: Phase 3 of the campus reopening. All buildings are open to the public, with additional safety protocols in place.

Wednesday, Aug. 19-Friday, August 21, 2020: JumpStart Program Orientation Sessions
Monday, Aug. 24, 2020: Fall Classes Begin
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020: Last Day to Complete Fall Semester Test-Outs
Friday, Aug. 28, 2020: Last Day to Add Fall Classes

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020: Last Day to Drop Fall Classes
Friday, Sept. 4, 2020: Fall Semester Tuition and Fees Due
Monday, Sept. 7, 2020: Labor Day-No Classes/Campus Closed
Monday, Sept. 21-Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020: Advising Days – Students Meet with Academic Advisors

Plan to Reopen Campus

As we move forward together amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast Technical College is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with a safe educational and work environment. Our goal is to minimize opportunities for the transmission of COVID-19 while maintaining strong academic and student support services. 

Southeast Tech will phase in a return of faculty, staff and students in a coordinated process to ensure appropriate social distancing, availability of PPE and campus cleaning protocols.

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Campus Visit Information

To slow the spread of coronavirus and implement social distancing measures, campus tours and on-campus events will be adjusted. Prospective students and guests are welcome to tour campus beginning July 6. Appointments are strongly encouraged.

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Student Communications

July 2, 2020

I am pleased to forward to you a link to the latest draft of our Plan to Reopen Campus that has been developed over the last several weeks through the cooperative efforts of our COVID-19 Task Force, which is comprised of faculty, staff, administrators and community members.


If You are Sick

How to protect yourself and others if you are exposed to or have the Coronavirus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

With ever-changing conditions, policies and procedures, questions are bound to arise. Visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions about the impact COVID-19 is having on Southeast Tech.

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South Dakota Department of Health

World Health Organization Official Coronavirus Webpage


Sioux Falls Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Contact Us

Questions or concerns can be directed to Marketing and Communications at Make sure to visit the Southeast Tech COVID-19 FAQ page to see if your question has already been answered. Do not email any information that is FERPA protected or discloses personal health information.