Campus Life

Mount Marty College 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 it.

Our staff and faculty believe our four core values help shape each student that walks our campus. We all strive to provide opportunities for personal growth, which leads to better self-understanding, intellectual ability, and appreciation of the places you live in now and in the future. Matt Hayes, as 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 go to college. Contemplate your studies or your future during the walks along the river pathways. Put your passions to good use volunteering or playing sports, and make lasting memories and friendships through campus activities like movie nights or playing pool in the dorms. Join one of our many clubs, campus ministry groups, intramurals groups or fine arts programs.

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 several reasons why it was ranked number three on the 2016 Best Places to Live in South Dakota list. Things to do around town are abundant. Eat at the unique restaurants and coffee houses and shop at local stores downtown and along Broadway. Take a crew to go bowling or play frisbee golf, or see a play at the historic Dakota Theatre downtown and catch a movie at Carmike Cinemas.

Lewis and Clark Lake: Swim, hike, play

Take advantage of Yankton’s abundant outdoor recreational activities. Canoe or tube the Missouri River. Swim, boat, or canoe and paddleboard the waters of beautiful Lewis & Clark Lake or Lake Yankton. Hike and bike our extensive system of city and lake paths. The world's largest archery center is a five-minute drive from campus and welcomes beginners and amateurs.

Mount Marty College and the community that surrounds it is a place for learning and personal growth. Come see it for yourself today.

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