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.

NOW HIRING: Residential Peer Mentors 2015-2016

The Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) program serves as an important academic resource to our residential communities by providing tutoring, mentoring, and academic activities. RPM selection is a competitive process that aims to hire students who are passionate about helping peers succeed and passionate about our University.  Visit the RPM Selection Website to learn more and apply today!

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.

NOW HIRING: Summer Crew 2015

Looking for summer work?  Residence Life is hiring for Summer Crew Supervisors and Summer Crew Staff.  Summer Crew Supervisor applications are available starting Feb. 18; Summer Crew Staff applications are available starting March 3.  Visit the Summer Crew Website to learn more and apply.

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 Spring Break Closing Information  

Learn everything you need to know about Spring Break!  Complete details, including information about closing/opening dates, how to stay over break, and to-do's can be found online on our:

  Spring Break Closing 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