Southwest Minnesota State University’s school colors are gold and brown; the mascot is the “Mustang”. The athletic conference for both men’s and women’s athletics is the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), and for wheelchair athletics it is the Central Intercollegiate Conference (CIC). The University also has affiliation with NCAA Division II.
Southwest Minnesota State University School Song:
Let’s go Southwest
Show them your best
Make our rivals see
We fight to win
So let’s begin
Our battle for victory
Let’s unite our spirit and might
And make a win our fate
Fight for the name and fight for the fame
For us at Southwest State
S-O-U-T-H-W-E-S-T Southwest S-T-A-T-E Southwest State Let’s go!!
Homecoming—a fall tradition at SMSU is Homecoming week. This week sparks enthusiasm for school spirit through various activities, including Game night, Candidates’ night, Coronation, the Homecoming parade and the football game. Homecoming weekend is a good time to have your family visit, as it is also a time when many SMSU alumni return to campus for special alumni events.
Family Day—During a home game, including a luncheon for students and their families that can be purchased, chemistry club magic show and many other events to choose from.
Festivals and Events—The Club and Organization Activities Fair, All University Holiday Festival, International Food Festival, Commencement Reception, Tropical Night, Winter Meltdown, Soul Food Festival, Relay For Life, Mustang Rodeo, Fall Concert, Haunted HALLoween, Casino Night, and the Club and Organization Award Ceremony are campus traditions worth attending.