University Entrance Project



A distinctive new entrance to the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University welcomes students, faculty, staff and friends of the University. The University Entrance Project began in 2014 with the construction of a retention pond on the southeast corner of campus, near the intersection of Highways 23 and 19. The retention pond was a collaborative project between the University and the city of Marshall.

Construction continued and signage, landscaping and a fountain now give the area a unique, welcoming appearance and define the entrance to SMSU.

Deeann Griebel, a 1980 alumna and the Senior Vice President-Investments for Moors & Cabot Investments, Mesa, Ariz., has matched $100,000 raised for the project.

We appreciate your help in closing out the remaining $2,600 left on this project. Anyone wishing to donate to the University Entrance Project can make a gift online or call the SMSU Foundation at (507) 537-6266.

Click here to donate online. Please select "University Entrance" from the Designation dropdown box.