Campus Life

Mount Marty University has something special to offer — a community of people who care about each other's intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth. There are countless ways for you to become a part of this community.

Our staff and faculty believe that our four core values help to shape each student who walks our campus. We all strive to provide opportunities for personal growth, encouraging you to develop better self-understanding, intellectual ability, and appreciation of the places where you live now and those where you will live in the future. Matt Hayes, a successful alumnus, describes how his professors and community helped propel him into his current career as an orthopedic radiologist at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

"The professors judge their success on the success of their students. Because of my experiences at Mount Marty, I went from a smaller, quieter person to top of my medical school class at Mayo Clinic."

Enjoy Life on Campus

Mount Marty's beautiful 80-acre campus, built high on the bluffs overlooking the wide Missouri River, is the perfect place to live while you're in school. You can contemplate your studies or your future during walks along the river pathways. Or you can put your passions to good use volunteering or playing sports and make lasting memories and friendships through campus activities such as movie nights and playing pool in the dorms. Join one of our many clubs, campus ministry groups, intramural groups, or fine arts programs.

Lewis and Clark Lake: Swim, hike, play

Take advantage of Yankton's abundant outdoor recreational activities. Tube the Missouri River, swim, boat, canoe, or paddleboard the waters of the beautiful Lewis & Clark Lake or Lake Yankton. Hike and bike our extensive system of city and lake paths. Mount Marty University and the surrounding community constitute a place for learning and personal growth. Come see it for yourself today.

One of the Top Places to Live in South Dakota

Yankton is directly east of campus and is within walking or biking distance. There are plenty of things to do around town. You can eat at the unique restaurants and coffee houses downtown and along broadway, or shop at all the local stores. Alternatively, you can go bowling or play frisbee golf with a crew, see a play at the historic Dakota Theatre downtown, or visit the world's largest archery center.