Visit With Us
There are a variety of ways to "visit with Mines" and get all your questions answered. You can attend a "Go To Mines" Open House, attend a College Fair in your own area (see our Travel Schedule), or schedule a personal visit with the Admissions Office. We are always happy to chat, email or speak with you about any of these options.
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: Oct. 18, Nov. 8, 2014 | Learn More About 'Go To Mines'
Admissions Counselors travel to many states in the fall and the spring, attending college fairs. See if they are headed to a location near you.
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
Here’s what a typical personalized visit looks like:
- 30 minute appointment with an admissions counselor
- 60 minute walking tour of campus with a student ambassador
- 45-60 minute appointment with the academic department of your choice (optional)
Schedule your visit online or contact the Admissions Office
(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.
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.
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.
Rapid 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/.