Students in some of the South Dakota State University dorms had a rough night coping with the heat.
Several rooms do not have air conditioning, which caused temperatures to reach more than 100 degrees. One student was even sent to the hospital.
Tuesday, the University worked to get students some relief and a place to stay.
The near-record heat this week is tough on just about everyone. But not being able to escape it in their own rooms has been miserable for students at SDSU.
"It's been so hot! I've been so sweaty. It's gross," SDSU student Taylor Nygaard said.
"Our dorms are really hot. Outside is like a hot, but inside the dorms is just like ten times hotter than outside," SDSU student Kysean Gregroy said.
"It's been really hard to sleep. Sleeping in the hot is really not enjoyable," student Heather Hotchkin said.
The school is now trying to fix the problem. About half of the halls on campus do not have air conditioners.
Tuesday, University workers were busy installing about 500 window A.C. units in some of the dorms.
"Today I went to class and when I came back they were installing A.C. in our hall. So that was really nice," Hotchkin said.
"We have to leave our doors open and have a fan so we can get the coolness air," Nygaard said.
The school is giving students other means to stay out of the unbearable heat. They can stay in a different residence hall or various other air conditioned locations of campus.
There is a new option for those who don't feel like roughing it.
"We've also included the option if students need to or want to get off campus into one of the community hotels, we'll work with them on that option as well," SDSU Marketing & Communications Director Mike Lockrem said.
Students say they don't want to face another week of this, but they'll do what they have to.
"I'll just get my mom to send me more fans or something," Gregroy said.
"Yeah, I don't know if I could do another week. But if I had to, I'd do it," Hotchkin said.
The University Student Union will be open 24 hours and offers a place to stay, as well as extended dining services. There will also be additional entertainment, like a movie night.