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 home while at SD Mines. We provide housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years (per BOR housing policies). 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.

Welcome New Students: Fall 2015!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  This begins a whole new phase in your life — all of us in Residence Life are looking forward to welcoming you to your new home! To help  will make your transition to Mines as easy as possible, we have prepared our New Student Website just for you.  This page, along with the rest of our website, should help prepare you for your big move to Mines. We look forward to your arrival in August--please contact us if you have any questions about residence life, housing, and your transition to college.

Housing Selection 2015-2016: Returning Student Information

Housing selection for returning students begins March 19, with lottery number distribution occurring on Feb. 27.  Current students should review our Housing Selection Website for complete information on the upcoming selection process.

Summer Housing Information

Summer housing for current SD Mines students is available in Rocker Square I.  More information and our online application is available on our Summer Housing Website.  The preferred deadline for summer housing applications is April 15.

Upcoming Campus Events from Mines Link


Looking for summer work?  Apply for Summer Crew!  Complete information and our online application can be found on our website:

Summer Crew Website


  • 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


  • Thurs. Aug. 20:
    New Student Move-In (8am-6pm)
  • Fri. Aug. 21 - Sun. Aug. 23:
    Returning Student Move-In (8am-4pm)
  • Thurs. Dec. 17, 12 Noon:
    All Halls Close for Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 9, 12 Noon:
    All Halls open for Spring Semester  
  • Sat. March 5, 12 Noon:
    All Halls close for Spring Break
  • Sun. March 13, 8am:
    All Halls open after Spring Break
  •  Sat. May 7, 12 Noon:
    All Halls Close