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Mines hosts prospective students July 19
Release Date Tuesday, July 8, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 8, 2014) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host Go to Mines on Saturday, July 19, for high school students exploring their college options.

The event hosts high school students of all ages, particularly juniors and seniors, as well as their parents, who get to know the university’s engineering and science curriculum and research projects. They will also have the chance to view residence halls and explore campus. Current Mines students, faculty and staff will be available to provide insider tips about campus life, the application process, scholarships and financial aid.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Prospective students and their families may pre-register at

The day’s schedule includes:

  • Registration: 8:30 a.m. (Surbeck Center)
  • Welcome session: 9 a.m. (Surbeck Ballroom)
  • Information fair: 9:45 a.m. (Surbeck Center)
  • Department open houses: 11 a.m. (Various locations on campus)
  • Lunch and campus tours: Beginning at noon. Lunch hours are from noon-1:30 p.m. and campus tours run from noon until 2:15 p.m.
  • Second department open house: 1 p.m. (various locations on campus)

If You Go

What: Go to Mines open house

When: Saturday, July 19

Why: Find out why more than 2,600 students have decided to go to Mines

Call: 394-2414 or (877) 877-6044 (option 1)

Register:  Online at


Another Go to Mines event is scheduled for Oct. 18.


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 $62,020 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at