NSU Campus

A place that feels like home
With its mix of historic buildings, modern facilities and park-like green spaces, the Northern campus is one of the most beautiful in the region.
At Northern, you can explore numerous art galleries, relax in front of a Student Center fireplace, study in the library, work out in the Barnett Center or even feed the squirrels on the campus green. No matter where you go, you'll always feel at home.
 
You'll also feel safe on our well-lit, secure campus located in a welcoming community. Rated the No. 2 best small college town in America by USA Today College, Aberdeen is friendly city with a lot to offer Northern students in terms of food, fun, entertainment and culture.
 
We take pride in our campus, and we also invest in its future. Look around and you'll see numerous improvement projects taking shape, from new residence halls to a new science center. Read on to learn more about our facilities, or visit NSU Master Plan.

 

Discover Our Campus
Directions to Campus
Aberdeen is in northeastern South Dakota at the junction of U.S. highways 12 and 281. Northern State University is located at 1200 S. Jay St.
 

From Highway 281 South:

-Turn east onto Melgaard Road.

-Turn north onto South Lincoln Street.

-Turn east onto 12th Avenue Southeast.

-Turn into the parking lot north of the intersection of 12th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street. Guest parking is available in the lot. You'll find the Admissions Office in the Student Center, located on the east side of the parking lot before the intersection of 14th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street. 

From Highway 281 North: 

-Turn east onto Sixth Avenue Southeast/U.S. Highway 12.

-Turn south onto South Main Street.

-Turn east onto 12th Avenue Southeast.

-Turn into the parking lot north of the intersection of 12th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street. Guest parking is available in the lot. You'll find the Admissions Office in the Student Center, located on the east side of the parking lot before the intersection of 14th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street. 

From U.S. Highway 12 East: 

-Turn south onto South State Street.

-Turn west onto 12th Avenue Southeast.

-Turn into the parking lot north of the intersection of 12th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street. Guest parking is available in the lot. You'll find the Admissions Office in the Student Center, located on the east side of the parking lot before the intersection of 14th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street. 

From U.S. Highway 12 West:

-Turn south onto South Main Street.

-Turn east onto 12th Avenue Southeast.

-Turn into the parking lot north of the intersection of 12th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street. Guest parking is available in the lot. You'll find the Admissions Office in the Student Center, located on the east side of the parking lot before the intersection of 14th Avenue Southeast and South Washington Street.