Residence Life: Housing Information for Mines Students

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology! Almost 1,100 students call our residence halls home while at SD Mines. We guarantee housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years ( per BOR housing policies) and offer upperclass housing and apartments for all students interested in campus living. 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 - Spring Semester 2016

Welcome to your new home!  Residence Life is looking forward to your arrival in January--we hope you are too.  Housing information for new students can be found online on our  New Student Website.  Please take time to review all of the information on this webpage to help you prepare for your transition to SD Mines.  In addition, take time to review the rest of our website to learn more about our housing, our office, and your new home.  Welcome to Mines!!!

Upperclass Housing Available

With the addition of Placer Hall, Residence Life now offers housing for Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students in Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II.   Learn more about our apartments by visiting the Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II websites.   

Upcoming Events @ Mines



  • Thurs. Dec. 15, 12noon
    All residential buildings close for Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 7, 12noon
    All residential buildings open for Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 4, 12noon
    Residence Halls close for Spring Break (Rocker I/II remain open)
  • Sun. March 12, 8am
    Residence Halls re-open after Spring Break
  • Sat. May 6, 12noon
    All residential buildings close