• Contact your primary care provider 
  • Call Avera Medical Call Center at 1-877-282-8372.  You can ask a nurse questions about your health and more 24/7. Get answers to health-related questions 24/7 and ask if you should visit urgent care, request emergency services or call your doctor. Call the Avera Medical Call Center any time at 877-282-8372
  • If you need a walk-in clinic in the evening or on the weekend, Avera offers these clinics Avera Urgent, Evening & Weekend Care
  • Sanford offers these clinics Sanford Health Acute & Urgent Care
  • For conditions that threaten a life, limb or organ, call 911

Physical Wellness

You’ll find several opportunities to play hard and stay healthy at USF, including clubs and student organizations to get you moving like long boarding, hacky sack club, or our year round intramural program! Purple Plate is a healthy eating/cooking club and Cougar Cupboard has been created to address food insecurity in college students.

Workout facilities including weight room and fitness room are available at the Stewart Center for all students:

  • Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Hours may be adjusted during holidays and breaks.

Intramural Athletics and Fitness
There are team sports leagues happening year-round. These leagues include volleyball, kickball, flag football, basketball, indoor soccer, and softball. In addition to leagues, there are multiple tournaments that happen throughout the year, including Frisbee golf, doubles table tennis, dodge ball, spike ball, 3 v. 3 basketball, ultimate frisbee, and lawn games. Watch your email for details.

The city of Sioux Falls also offers great opportunities for physical wellness through their Park and Rec Department.

Spiritual Wellness

Campus Ministries seeks to assist the University in its mission of forming the spiritual lives of students. Through spiritual life programming and pastoral care, Campus Ministries works with faculty and staff to create a redemptive community of grace. The University’s motto of “Culture for Service” epitomizes the distinctive, Christian mission of the University of Sioux Falls. 

USF offers numerous on-campus opportunities for students to grow in their faith and fellowship together:

  • Prayer and biblical discussions integrated into classrooms
  • Chapel-10 a.m. Tuesdays and student-led worship Thursdays at 9 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Residence Hall Bible Studies
  • Worship Team and Service Teams
  • Retreats
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Cougar Catholics meet regularly on campus and at nearby Christ the King Parish

If you ever need pastoral care of any kind please stop by the Campus Ministries Office to talk to our Campus Pastor. The Campus Ministries Office is located in the McDonald Center and Chapel is held in Z-Hall, located in the Salsbury Science Center.


Not meant to be an exhaustive list of the many excellent churches in our community, here are a few churches that have consistently worked with Campus Ministries or Student Life in providing special programming and support for the USF community:

  • Central Church (Converge)
  • Community Reformed Church (Reformed Church in America)
  • Embrace Church (United Methodist)
  • First Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches, USA)
  • Invitation Church (American Baptist Churches, USA)
  • Life Church (Nondenominational)
  • Our Saviors Lutheran
  • The Ransom Church (Wesleyan)
  • The Point (American Baptist Churches, USA)
  • Zion Lutheran
  • Our Redeemer Lutheran
  • ChurchFinder.com
  • Church-Near-Me.com 

Dining Services:

Meal Plans

We are happy to offer a wide variety of food here at University of Sioux Falls.  In Salisbury dining hall you will find Classic Kitchen, offering comfort food from home and signature house creations, Global Fare, cuisine from around the world, Sauce & Stone, pizza right out of the oven, Flame, grill favorites, Local Deli, build your own sandwich, Greens, a robust salad bar, Sweet Shop, fresh baked desserts, and A-Zone, our allergen friendly station. 

View our menus to see allergen icons and nutritional information! 

BeWell identifies that for some, healthy means avoiding a food allergen or following a special diet. Look for the special icons on the menu to meet your individual lifestyle and nutritional needs.



If you if you think you have a respiratory virus like COVID, influenza or RSV: 

Stay home and away from others (including people you live with who are not sick). These symptoms can include fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache, among others.

  • You can go back to your normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, both are true:
    • Your symptoms are getting better overall, and
    • You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication)

There is no longer a mandatory 5-day isolation period for COVID.

Upload Proof of Vaccination (for USF Nursing Students)

In order to access this form, you are required to sign-in to your USF Office account.  When you click on the link, you should be automatically requested to log-in (unless you are already logged in).  

Username: MyUSF@usiouxfalls.edu (please note the username is not your whole email address)
     For example: jodoe@usiouxfalls.edu

Password: same as MyUSF and email
If you receive an error message, please go to www.office.com, sign in to your USF account, and then click on the link provided.


New Suicide and Crisis Prevention Hotline

Beginning July 16, everyone in the United States is now able to call or text 988 to connect with the National Suicide and Prevention Lifeline. The new number – similar to 911 – is operated through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network of over 200 locally run crisis centers located across the country. Members are encouraged to publicize on campus the availability of this mental health resource on a regular basis.

Contact the Avera Student Assistance Program (ASAP) 


New Partnership offers free and confidential virtual and off-campus counseling services to all undergraduate and graduate students. 


Scheduled sessions available M-F, 8-5 with some extended evening hours.


Contact USF Counseling Services


For Students:

On-campus and In-person scheduled sessions M-F, 8-5. 


Office in the McDonald Center near mailroom 

Call directly to schedule:  605-322.4069  

5015 S. Crossing Place 

Suite #130 

Sioux Falls, SD 57108 

Michelle DeHoogh-Kliewer  

University Counselor  

Call: 605-331-6619  




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*** If there is an urgent or crisis situation, call 911. *** These situations may include, but are not limited to: • A risk of suicide • A threat of harm to others • Severely disorganized, psychotic or out of control behavior • Trauma such as sexual assault • Severe sickness due to drug or alcohol overdose

On Campus Resources • Academic Success Center: (605) 331-6740 • Campus Security: (605) 321-6400, (605) 331-6591 • Counseling Services: (605) 331-6619 • Student Life: (605) 331-6620 • On-call Resident Director (605) 681-0229 Other Resources: • 911 - Law enforcement and ambulatory care • Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center Behavioral Health Services: (605) 322-4065 or (800) 691-4336 • 211 HelpLine Center: (605) 339-4357 • Suicide HotLine: 988 • In cases of domestic violence, contact the Children’s Inn: (605) 338-4880 or (888) 378-7398 • Sanford Emergency Room: (605) 333-6688 • Avera McKennan Emergency Room: (605) 322-2000 • In cases of sexual assault, contact the Compass Center: (605) 339-0116 or (877) In CRISIS (24-hour crisis line) • Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222

USF benefit-eligible employees: Refer to USF health insurance for coverage on counseling/mental health assistance