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Generations of Hardrockers gather for a weekend at Mines
Release Date Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 23, 2014) – For a single weekend in April, generations of alumni, spanning seven decades of graduating classes, will come together for music and memories, athletic feats and old-fashioned fun at the 35th annual South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Alumni Weekend and during Music Activities events.

Alumni will come from all corners of the country and all walks of life, from last year’s graduates to today’s CEOs, to tee off, score a touchdown or hear the choir sing.

Free events that are open to the public include the Spring Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and alumni volleyball and football games at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

The schedule includes:

Friday, April 25

SDSM&T team scramble golf tournament: 11 a.m. (Red Rock Golf Club, not open to public)

Spring Choral Concert: 7:30 p.m. (Music Center)

Saturday, April 26

Alumni women’s volleyball match: 10 a.m. (King Center)

Alumni football game: 1 p.m. (Dunham Field at O’Harra Stadium)

57th Annual Alumni Recognition Event: 5:30 p.m. (Music Center, for more information, contact the Alumni Association at or (605) 394-2347)


About SDSM&T

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is $62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at