RA Selection

selectionlogo20212021-2022 Residential Peer Mentor Application Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Residential Peer Mentor! Our application process for the 2021-2022 academic year has officially started!

Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) Application Information & Important Dates

The Residential Peer Mentor (RPM) serves as an important academic resource to their assigned residential community by providing tutoring, mentoring, and academic activities.  The RPM reports to the Department of Residence Life and an assigned supervisor. RPMs are assigned to the Connolly/Palmerton community, the Placer community, and the Peterson community.  RPM selection is a competitive process that aims to hire students who are passionate about helping peers succeed and passionate about our University.

Click here to view the proposed 2021-2022 RPM Position Agreement

RPM Application Information

  • Essay: The application requires you to answer the following essay question: "What skills do you hope to bring to the RPM position? What do you hope to learn?" We ask that you limit your response to 500 words or less and recommend preparing this essay ahead of time in Word and copy/pasting into your application.
  • References: You must list two references on your application that we may contact.  Please provide your references with the following link upon completion of your application here. The first should be a South Dakota Mines faculty reference who can comment on your academic ability. The second should be a personal reference who can comment on your ability to be an RPM and work in Residence Life.

RPM Selection Timeline

  • January 27 & 28: RA and RPM Information Sessions.
    Couldn't make it to a session? Click here to view this year's recorded session online.

  • February 02: RPM Application Available.
    Complete this application. Click here to review the application.

  • March 08: RPM Application and References Due.
    Provide this link to your references. Click here for the separate RPM reference review link.

  • March 15 - 19: Individual Interview Process. 
    All applicants must attend.  Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom.

  • March 25: Hiring Notifications sent out via University email.

2021-2022 Resident Advisor (RA) Application Information & Important Dates


late June & Early July 
Fall Housing Assignment Notifications Sent

Mid July
Fall Housing Early Arrival and Meal Plan Change Request Forms Live

July 31 
New Student ID Photos Due via Checklist

August 19
New Student Move-In Day

August 20-22
Returning Student Move-In

August 23
First Day of Classes

August 23
First Day of Classes

December 9 (Noon) - January 8 (7:30am)
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break

March 6 (Noon) - March 14 (8am)
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
Rocker Square Apartments Do Not Close

May 8 (Noon)
Residence Halls Close Summer Break
Graduating Seniors can depart until 9th @ 5pm