Visit With Us

There are a variety of ways to "visit with Mines" and get all your questions answered.  You can attend a "Go To Mines" Open House, attend a College Fair in your own area (see our Travel Schedule), or schedule a personal visit with the Admissions Office.  We are always happy to chat, email or speak with you about any of these options.

Go To Mines Open House

RSVP for Go To Mines

A great way for a prospective undergraduate student to get a feel for the School of Mines is to attend a Go To Mines Open House event. Scheduled periodically throughout the year,students and parents get a comprehensive tour of the campus, meet faculty members from all the departments, get questions answered from the Admissions staff, and meet other prospective Mines students and parents.

Next GTM events:
Saturday: April 11, 2015, and July 25, 2015 

Learn More About 'Go To Mines' Open House Events

College Fairs/Travel

Travel Schedule

Admissions Counselors travel to many states in the fall and the spring, attending college fairs.  See if they are headed to a location near you. 

Personalized Visits

Schedule Your Visit Online

You can schedule a visit weekday mornings or afternoons (9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time) or by special appointment at other times. An admissions professional will be available to answer your questions about the application process and about our engineering and science programs. You can also meet with a financial aid counselor, a member of the faculty, and tour campus with a student ambassador.  We can personalize your visit by arranging for a tour of the departments or labs that you are especially interested in.

Here’s what a typical personalized visit looks like:

  • 30 minute appointment with an admissions counselor
  • 60 minute walking tour of campus with a student ambassador
  • 45-60 minute appointment with the academic department of your choice (optional)

Schedule your visit online or contact the Admissions Office at
(605) 394-2414 or toll-free at (877) 877-6044.


Our website offers directions, a campus map, and additional information about visiting the Black Hills.  You can always create your own personalized directions by using Mapquest or Google Maps - your destination is 501 E St Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701.

Visitor Parking

The Office of Admissions is located in the O'Harra Administration Building. (See Campus Map)  All vehicles parking on campus must display a permit. Visitor permits can be obtained at the Office of Admissions upon registration. These permits are free and available ahead of arrival on campus with a call to the Campus Safety office at (605) 394-6100.

Additional visitor parking is located at the front of the large parking lot located between the Devereaux Library and the Surbeck Center.

Event Parking

There is no charge for parking on the weekends on the School of Mines campus. We recommend the Surbeck parking lot located just south of St. Joseph Street.