Whether it's the all night study sessions, movie night extravaganzas,
unplanned cookie baking, or just having someone down the hall you know
you can count on, living on-campus is the only way to get the true
"college experience." With three residence halls on campus, Mines
ResLife provides ample opportunities to find a room that is just right
for you. Even better, the Resident Assistants of the residence halls organize
activities throughout the year ranging from Super Bowl parties to
bowling nights to holiday decorating competitions. The halls also
sponsor intramural teams, community service projects, and have also
played an important role in the campus environmental sustainability
Check out your housing agreement here. Rates are listed here.
Opened in 2010, PC Commons provides recreational and office space for
Connolly and Palmerton Halls. PC Commons also features a small kitchen
area with vending. While both residence halls share this main
entrance, they maintain separate student staffs and building identities.
Built in the 1940's and housing as many as 150 students, Connolly Hall
is the oldest residence hall on campus at the School of Mines.
Renovations of the
building were completed in December 2009 giving students many great new
features including air conditioning and a more sustainable approach to
living. Connolly houses freshmen residents in double rooms. In
offers a small number of single rooms for sophomore students. Connolly
features wings with common bathrooms, large community lounges with
kitchens, and community laundry. Finally, Connolly is home to the
"Women in STEM" Learning Community. This community is open to all new
freshmen women as a housing option on the housing agreement.
Built in the late 1960's and housing approximately 210 students,
Palmerton Hall is the tallest building on campus with 5 floors.
Palmerton was completely renovated in 2010. All of the floors have
common area bathrooms and common lobbies in the middle of the floor. Kitchen
areas are also provided on each floor. Community laundry is also
provided. Palmerton is home to sophomore and freshmen residents. All
rooms are double occupancy.
Completed in 2004 and housing almost 300 freshmen and sophomore
students, Peterson Hall is
connected to the Surbeck Student Union. Students who live in Peterson
appreciate the fact that they do not have to go outside in harsh weather
to go to the dining hall or Miner's Shack. Peterson has a variety of
different room styles doubles, triples, quads, and study quads.
Each room has a sink and there are community bathrooms for the residents
living in doubles and triples. Residents in quads and study quads have a
private bathroom. Peterson Hall also has community laundry, community
kitchens, and study rooms. Peterson is home to three learning
communities: Service First, Outdoor Pursuits, and Exploring Rapid City
(and beyond). These communities are open to all new freshmen as a
housing option on the housing agreement.
Rocker Square Suite-Style Apartments
The Rocker Square complex near campus is available for sophomore
(2nd-year) residents. These suite-style apartments include private
bathrooms, a semi-furnished living room, full kitchen, and furnished
bedrooms. SDSM&T Resident Assistants and an Assistant Hall Director
live and work in the building to complete the residential living
experience for our sophomores. Suite-style apartments are available in
the following unit type: 4-Person (4 single bedrooms with 2 bathrooms),
5-Person (3 single bedrooms/1 double bedroom with 2 bathrooms), 3-Person
(3 single bedrooms with 1 bathroom), and 2-Person (2 single bedrooms
with 1 bathroom).
Please note that the beds in Connolly, Palmerton,Peterson, and Rocker Square II are extra-long, and
that XL twin sheets will fit best. Residence Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens to make sure our students have an easy to
find, affordable way to purchase any bedding and campus living needs.
Please visit the RHL website http://www.rhl.org/sdt