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Sisseton Wahpeton College

Wi’waƞyake Oyakapi
Ehaƞna wiconi uƞ hdu hapi, yuwiyeya tokatakiya uƞyapi


Preserving the past,
preparing for the future

Academics

Programs of study at SWC are designed to provide opportunities for students to develop skills, competencies, and experience in chosen areas. Students can complete programs of study preparing them to transfer to a four-year instruction or to seek immediate employment. SWC also welcomes those seeking personal enrichment or new or updated job skills.

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Admissions

Sisseton Wahpeton College utilizes an open admissions policy. SWC admits students of any race, creed, and national or ethnic origin. Applying is quick and simple and it can take less than 30 minutes to complete an application for enrollment.

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Student Life for the SWC Mustang

Attending SWC as a student will include opportunities to participate in rich cultural experiences. We offer student-run organizations, sports, clubs, and the opportunity to participate in community-run events and activities.

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Key Dates

for Fall 2022 enrollment

Registration Open House
August 3-4
Founders Day – College Closed
August 8
Registration Open House
August 10-11
Registration Open House
August 16-17-18
Fall Semester Classes Begin
August 22
Last Day to Add a Class
September 1
Labor Day Holiday – College Closed
September 5
Last Day to Drop a Class
September 5
Native American Day – College Closed
October 10
End of 1st Half of Semester
October 14
Mid-Term Grades Due
October 17
Spring 2023 Registration Opens Continuing Students
October 24
Last Day to Withdraw
November 4
Veteran’s Day Holiday – College Closed
November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday – College Closed
November 24-25
Last Week of Classes / Finals
December 5 – 9
Fall Final Grades Due
December 12
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Our Mission & History

Sisseton Wahpeton College is part of a long history of education that has gone through many phases and changes since first contact with Europeans. Before the United States of America was a nation, the Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands knew and practiced applied sciences and lifelong learning. Their knowledge of the natural sciences astounded Europeans who could not accept them as more than primitive savages.

The Sisseton and Wahpeton have survived mission schools, boarding schools, and hundreds of educational laws and policies, and even being banned from their homeland to a reservation. Here in the northeastern corner of the state of South Dakota, the remnants of the two bands were allowed to retain a small triangular shaped piece of land now known as the Lake Traverse Reservation.

Here the elders of the tribe visualized a time when their own people would take control of the education of its youth.

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Dakota Values

Wicowahba

Humility

Wicowahba

Don’t think of yourself as better than others.

Wakitanpi

Perseverance

Wakitanpi

Don’t quit! No matter how hard something is, keep on going.

Woohoda

Respect

Woohoda

Show respect and courtesy

Woyuonihan

Honor

Woyuonihan

Always act in such a way that those who know you will be proud of
you.

Wowaunsida

Compassion / Love

Wowaunsida

Act out of love and kindness and not coldness or hatred. Be kind to others as if it were you

Wowicake

Truth

Wowicake

Always say what is true; do not lie

Wosnapi

Sacrifice

Wosnapi

Sometimes you have to give up your own for someone else, even for the Oyate

Canteyuke

Generosity

Canteyuke

Give of what you have, especially to the elders, the sick, and to those who do not have.

News @ SWC

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The SWC Nursing Program is Returning!!!!

Nursing will be returning to Sisseton Wahpeton College this Fall Semester.…
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SWC Four Year Program and Carl Perkins Grant Award

Sisseton Wahpeton College is back at it again with good news…
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34 CFR  668.41(a)-(d);  34 CFR 668.43

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