November 23, 2020
Given the rise in COVID19 cases on the Lake Traverse Reservation and in South Dakota, Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC) has closed access to the general public as of November 16, 2020.
All fall ’20 courses are being conducted via ZOOM using the HyFlex model, with the exception of Building Trades and Culinary Arts. All faculty and students will continue with their coursework as scheduled for fall ’20 semester.
Student registration for spring 2021 is now open and will remain open throughout the remainder of the semester and through January 8, 2021. Students will contact their advisor for this purpose. Those employees of SWC who are entering the building during this time must sign in and wear a mask. Please wear your mask while in the building unless you are in your office. Campus closure will remain in effect until December 18, 2020 when the college will go on Christmas Break. Click for more information.
Sisseton Wahpeton College - Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Public Library opened June of 2012. The new library building was constructed as part of the SWC campus expansion project. The building includes many innovative elements including a carved brick mural by artist Jay Tschetter on the face of the building. The mural is a culturally contextual depiction designed with the aid of local tribal elders.
Elements from the SWC logo that represent the core Dakota values were incorporated in the mural.An eagle, buffalo, graduation cap, book and a wolfs paw print are depicted. The eagle representing Wisdom "Wokape" , buffalo representing Endurance "Wakis'akapi" and Fortitude "Wakisakapi", the graduation cap and book representing Intuition "Ecakensdonyapi" and Knowledge "Wosdonye" and the wolfs paw print representing Bravery "Wowaditake" and Courage "Waditaka", the young people represent today's SWC students and graduates the older couple and their village the traditional Dakota ways with SWC being the conduit by which today's students learn about the traditional ways and the College is the Bridge.
The librarys main function is to serve the college students and faculty as well as the community. The library has a current collection of approximately 7,000 books plus magazines and periodicals. Internet access is provided and librarians to aid you.
8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Monday through Thursday )
Head Librarian: Delphine Hagel