Residence Life: Housing Information for Mines Students

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology! Over 850 students call our residence halls and apartments home while at SDSM&T. We provide housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years (per BOR housing policies) in our residence halls and have apartment rentals for all other students.

Please take time to look through our website to learn about our residence life program, the housing options we offer, and much more.

Residence Life Mission

Residence Life seeks to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. We continually strive to improve our services to meet the needs of our students and reflect the high standards of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

August Move-In Information

New student move-in is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21 (8am-6pm) while returning student move-in is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24 (8am-5pm).  In general, early arrivals are not possible and granted in very limited circumstances.  To apply for an early arrival, please visit this website and online form, keeping in mind that, because of summer housing needs, your request may not be granted.   

New in Fall 2014: Rocker Square Apartments

Residence Life is excited to announce the addition of two apartment buildings to our campus housing options. The Rocker Square apartments will house sophomore students in close proximity to campus. Learn more about this exciting new option on our Rocker Square webpage.

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Congratulations on your acceptance to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. This begins a whole new phase in your life — pretty soon you'll be getting ready for college!

Our office has developed useful

Information for New Students

to help you prepare for life on campus. Please visit this page and others as you prepare to be part of our on-campus community.

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  • Thurs, Aug. 21, 8am - 6pm:
    New Student Move-In
  • Friday Aug. 22 - Sunday Aug. 24,
    8am - 5pm:

    Returning Student Move-In
  • Thurs. Dec. 18, 12 Noon: 
    All Halls close for Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 10, 12 Noon: 
    All Halls open for Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 7, 12 Noon:
    All Halls close for Spring Break
  • Sun. March 15, 8am: 
      All Halls open after Spring Break
  • Sat. May 9, 12 Noon: 
      All Halls Close