Sioux Area Metro Free Bus Pass

Receive free bus passes through the Token Transit App! Here's how:

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The available routes can be viewed here.


Served by Route 2 with direct service to the Downtown Bus Stop and the Southwest Transfer Center

Outbound - departs from the Downtown Bus Stop and travels south and west

    Nearest campus stop: Grange Avenue and 21st Street, SW corner (shelter)

Inbound- departs from the Southwest Transfer Center and travels north and east

    Nearest campus stop: range Avenue and 22nd Street, SE corner

All of Sioux Area Metro's buses are ADA accessible with capacity on each bus for up to two wheelchairs.


Please email with any questions.

Cougar Cupboard

USF’s food pantry, the Cougar Cupboard, is also available for students in need of non-perishable food, fridge/freezer, and personal hygiene items.

The Cougar Cupboard is in the lower level of the library and is open during normal library hours during the school year: 

  • Monday-Thursday, 8AM–10PM 

  • Friday, 8AM–5PM 

  • Saturday, 11AM–3PM 

  • Sunday, 3–10PM 

Summer Hours 

  • Monday-Friday, 8AM–5PM 

All Breaks - Including Winter Break see Library Hours here: 

Norman B Mears Library 

1101 W 22nd St #1600 

Sioux Falls, SD 57105 

Emergency Student Housing

Emergency Student Housing 

The Emergency Student Housing Program is available for off-campus students who need somewhere to stay if they are in-between living situations, facing an emergency or difficult circumstances, or need a safe place to reside for a few days. This transitional housing program helps guide USF students to find a more stable living situation. This program provides students in need with resources, an unmarked and private place to stay, a safe place to stay stocked with toiletries, bedding, and essentials, and meal swipes to eat in the USF cafeteria.  

Some examples of reasons someone may live in Emergency Student Housing include: 

  • Domestic violence/assault 

  • Evacuation 

  • Fear for safety or wellbeing 

  • Fire 

  • Flooding 

  • Infectious disease outbreak or quarantine 

  • Police investigation 

  • Power outage 

  • Threats 

If you are in need of safe housing or would like to know more information, please contact any of the Student Life staff below: 

Andrew Porteous, Director of Housing & Student Life 

Allan Idjao, Associate Director of Housing & Multicultural Student Programs 

Kristin Kotas, Resident Director of North Hall & Coordinator of Housing and Operations