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Go To Mines Open House

RSVP for Go To Mines

A great way for a prospective undergraduate student to get a feel for the School of Mines is to attend a Go To Mines Open House event.  Scheduled periodically throughout the year,  students and parents get a comprehensive tour of the campus, meet faculty members from all the departments, get questions answered from the Admissions staff, and meet other prospective Mines  students and parents. 

Next GTM events:
Saturdays: July 19, Oct. 18, Nov. 8, 2014
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Personalized Visits

Schedule Your Visit Online

You can schedule a visit weekday mornings or afternoons (9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time) or by special appointment at other times. An admissions professional will be available to answer your questions about the application process and about our engineering and science programs. You can also meet with a financial aid counselor, a member of the faculty, and tour campus with a student ambassador.  We can personalize your visit by arranging for a tour of the departments or labs that you are especially interested in.

Schedule your visit online or contact the Admissions Office at
(605) 394-2414 or toll-free at (877) 877-6044.


Our website offers directions, a campus map, and additional information about visiting the Black Hills.  You can always create your own personalized directions by using Mapquest or Google Maps - your destination is 501 E St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701.

Visitor Parking

The Office of Admissions is located in the O'Harra Administration Building. (See Campus Map)  All vehicles parking on campus must display a permit. Visitor permits can be obtained at the Office of Admissions upon registration. These permits are free and available ahead of arrival on campus with a call to the Campus Safety office at (605) 394-6100.

Additional visitor parking is located at the front of the large parking lot located between the Devereaux Library and the Surbeck Center.

Event Parking

There is no charge for parking on the weekends on the School of Mines campus. We recommend the Surbeck parking lot located just south of St. Joseph Street.

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid CityRapid City Hotel Information

SDSM&T has teamed up with the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn to offer a special low rate to family and friends. The Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn offers modern, comfortable accommodations at a convenient Rapid City location nearby to the School of Mines.
Rate: $99 (year-round, but subject to availability) - call 605-348-4000 and let them know you want the School of Mines rate.  Find more information about the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn at their website:  www.rushmoreplaza.com.

A great place to find additional links to area hotels and to get information about the city of Rapid City is www.visitrapidcity.com/.