Events


Wednesday, February 12

Command Center Open
When: 10:57 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: MUC Pit Lounge

The Unite for USD command center is where all the giving day action takes place. This year the command center will be located in the MUC Pit Lounge where it will be easily accessed by all members of the campus community. Unite for USD swag and additional information about this year's initiatives will be available.


Giving Day Kickoff

When: 10:57 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: MUC Pit Lounge

10, 9, 8, 7 . . . You don't want to miss this year's Unite for USD Kickoff event! Join students, faculty, staff and community members as we celebrate the launch of giving day 2020 with a performance by USD Cheer and a special appearance from Charlie Coyote. Guest speakers will discuss the importance of giving day and why they choose to get involved. Students will have an opportunity to sign up to compete on The Price is Right for some great prizes and raise money in support of Charlie's Cupboard, this year's Unite for USD student initiative. Everyone will have access to various Unite for USD swag items and information about this year's initiatives. This is a can't-miss event!


Pop - Up Command Centers: Coyote Clue

When + Where:

12 – 1:30 p.m.           Al Neuharth
1 – 2:30 p.m.             Sanford School of Medicine & School of Heath Sciences
1:30 – 3 p.m.             Old Main/Honors
2 – 3:30 p.m.             College of Fine Arts
2:30 – 4 p.m.             Beacom School of Business
5 – 7 p.m.                  Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Can't make it to the MUC during Unite for USD? No problem! We are coming to you! Pop-up command centers will appear in various locations across campus during giving day. Members of the campus community are encouraged to stop by these pop-ups and make their gift, learn about initiatives and pick up Unite for USD swag. But wait . . . there's more! Pop-up command centers will also set the stage for Coyote Clue, a digital mystery game. Each pop-up will feature a different clue as to who committed an unspeakable crime on campus. Members of the Coyote community are encouraged to follow along on social media as we crack the case! 


Social Ambassador Happy Hour

When: 5 - 7 p.m.
Where: Dome Club, Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Social ambassadors are an essential part of Unite for USD. As a special thank you, social ambassadors are invited to an exclusive pre-game party at the Dome Club. Social ambassadors will hear from various guest speakers, receive access to 2-for-1 tickets to the USD v. Western Illinois men's basketball game, network with USD faculty and staff and have access to food, drink and Unite for USD swag, specifically designed for social ambassadors. A pop-up command center will also be available on site for those looking to make a gift in person.


Men's Basketball v. Western Illinois and World Record Howl Challenge

When: 7 - 9 p.m.
Where: Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Have you ever wanted to set a world record? This is your opportunity! All members of the Coyote community are invited to cheer on USD Men's Basketball as they take on Western Illinois. When the buzzer goes off at half time, everyone will be encouraged to stay in their seats and get ready to make history! Coach Bob Nielson and the Coyote Crazies will lead the crowd in a collective howl. Help USD make its mark in the World Record Howl Challenge!

 

Thursday, February 13

 

Command Center Open
When: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: MUC Pit Lounge

The Unite for USD command center is where all the giving day action takes place. This year the command center will be located in the MUC Pit where it can be easily accessed by all members of the campus community. Unite for USD swag and additional information about this year's initiatives will be available.


Donuts for Donors

When: 10:15 - 11 a.m.
Where: MUC Pit Lounge

All members of the Coyote community are invited to enjoy donuts and receive a status update on Unite for USD. The grand champion of The Price is Right will also be recognized during this event. Stop by for delicious donuts, coffee, swag and more!


Pop-Up Command Centers: Coyote Clue

When + Where: 
10:15 - 12 p.m.           Community College for Sioux Falls
1 – 2:30 p.m.               School of Law
1:30 – 3 p.m.               School of Education
2 – 3:30 p.m.               Churchill Haines
2:30 – 4 p.m.               McVicker Plaza/VCDC

Day two of pop-up command centers and Coyote Clue!  


Unite for USD 2020 Closing Event

When: 5 - 6 p.m.
Where: MUC Pit Lounge

It's the final hour of Unite for USD 2020! This is the last opportunity to make a difference for USD and we need all hands on deck. All members of the Coyote community are invited to the command center as we push through the final minutes of this year's event. Social ambassadors are encouraged to watch their emails as we send last minute information and opportunities. This is it, Coyotes! We need you!


Women's Basketball v. Western Illinois

When: 7 - 9 p.m.
Where: Sanford Coyote Sports Center

Let's celebrate the close of Unite for USD 2020 and LOVermillion Night and cheer on USD Women's Basketball as they take on Western Illinois. Go Yotes!