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 is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. 

Welcome New Students

Welcome to your new home!  Residence Life is looking forward to your arrival in August--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!!!

Housing Selection Information: 2017-2018

Housing Selection for current students required to live on campus begins soon!  Complete information about the selection process, including important dates and available spaces can be found on the 2017-2018 Housing Selection Website.   

Upperclass Housing Available

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.   Complete housing selection information, including available spaces, can be found online here.

Summer Housing for Mines Students

Staying in Rapid City this summer?  Live with us in Placer Hall!  Complete information and the online summer housing application can be found here

Upcoming Events @ Mines


Are you interested in a Summer Crew position?  Learn more and apply online:

Summer Crew Information


  • Sat. May 6, 12noon
    All residential buildings close   


    2017-2018 IMPORTANT DATES

  • Thurs. Aug. 17, 8am-6pm
    New Resident Move-In
  • Fri. Aug. 18 - Sun. Aug. 20, 8am-6pm
    Returning Student Move-In
  • Thurs. Dec. 14, 12noon
    All Housing Closes for Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 6, 12noon
    All Housing Opens for Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 3, 12noon
    Residence Halls close for Spring Break (Rocker I/II remain open)
  • Sun. March 11, 8am
    Residence Halls re-open after Spring Break
  • Sat. May 5, 12noon
    All residential buildings close