Community Services

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is an significant partner in the community in which it resides.  We seek to benefit the community by making resources available and offering our expertise where needed.  Some of the services we provide include:

Surbeck Scheduling

The School of Mines makes facilities available for meetings, events, and conferences, as well as summer lodging for the Sturgis Rally. 
Find more information through the SD Mines Surbeck Center   

Youth Programs

Camps and programs are arranged every year to help introduce area students to the world of science and engineering.  Programs are fun, interactive and social, and tailored to elementary, middle school or high school audiences.
Find more information about Youth Programs

Lifelong Learning - Visitors Pass

To provide the community with a lifelong learning opportunity, free of some of the expense and complexity of regular university enrollment, the university offers the Visitors Pass program.  Visitors Pass allows you to learn just for the sake of learning, by observing a class or classes without assignments, projects or exams.  (On a space available basis).
Learn more about the Visitors Pass program

Devereaux Library

The Devereaux Library, see campus map, houses thousands of printed works, government documents, magazines and journals, online research databases, maps, videos, audio books, and more, and is also a federal Patent and Trademark Depository Library.
Area residents may purchase a library card at the Circulation Desk.
Visit the Devereaux Library website

Museum of Geology

The Museum of Geology offers world-class displays of rare real fossils and minerals, as well as educational tours and family events, and it's always free to the public  A Rapid City tourist stop as well as a significant home to important regional geological artifacts.
Find out more about the Museum of Geology.  

Jobs and Employment

If you are interested in working at the SD School of Mines, we have information for you on Employment Opportunities.  Most positions are state positions but there are other on-campus opportunities as well.  Employers interested in hiring School of Mines graduates should visit the Career Center.

Media Resources

The University Relations department at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology makes a variety of publications, news fees, and other resources available.  Media outlets looking to interview faculty for science and engineering expertise should contact University Relations.
Find University Relations resources.

Hardrocker Athletics

You don't have to be student, faculty or staff to enjoy sports events at the School of Mines and cheer on the Hardrockers.  Football, basketball, track, cross country, golf and soccer.
Find out more about Hardrocker Athletic Events

Music, Arts and Entertainment

The music program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides our multi-talented students with a creative outlet.  Concerts and chorales are popular community events ( find information here).  Always keep an eye on the SD Mines calendar for other open-to-the-public offerings like lectures, art exhibits at the Apex Gallery, and even the occasional Drama Club play.
SD Mines Calendar of Events

Rocker Shop (Bookstore)

Make a fashion statement in Hardrocker clothing or shop for other kinds of merchandise.  Purchases can be made in store or online.
Visit the Rocker Shop website.

Black Hills Business Development Center

While not a SD Mines entity, the Black Hills Business Development Center is located on the campus (see campus map) and the school works closely with the center on some projects.
Visit the Black Hills Business Development Center website