Residence Life Handbook

Welcome to your life on campus! Here at South Dakota Mines, living on campus is a great way to learn and grow, both personally and academically. We've created this handbook to help you get the most out of your stay with us. It's packed with important information for you to use throughout the year, so we suggest you read it as you settle in and keep it close by for future reference. Remember, it's important to know and follow the rules in the handbook. Just keep in mind that the handbook doesn't cover absolutely everything - we might update or change some policies during the year.

Welcome to a community that values each individual's rights and responsibilities. To make sure we all get along well and enjoy our time here, it's important to respect others and understand our own duties. This part of the handbook talks about what you can expect from others and what others expect from you.

  • Live in a place that's safe, clean, well-kept, and respectful;
  • Be free from harassment or discrimination;
  • Study without undue interruptions;
  • Have your privacy respected and fair use of shared spaces;
  • Speak up if someone's behavior bothers you;
  • Enjoy your free time the way you want;
  • Join in with community events and activities;
  • Be respected for your own lifestyle, beliefs, and values.
  • Follow all the rules set by the university and the residence hall;
  • Respect other people's rights;
  • Keep your living area clean and safe;
  • Deal with disagreements in a respectful and proactive way;
  • Live in a friendly way with your neighbors;
  • Stay informed;
  • Let someone know if you see any rule-breaking or anything that might be a safety risk.

Everyone on our Residence Life team is here to help make your stay as rewarding and comfortable as possible.

We have two main Directors who oversee everything. They're experts in helping students succeed, with lots of experience and an interest in student development. Their main job is to make sure your needs are met and to look after the wellbeing of everyone in the residence hall. If you need help with personal or group issues, they're there for you. Our two Directors are in charge of Residential Education & Community Standards and Housing & Operations.

Our Office and Card Services Coordinator works closely with the Directors and the University to help the community run smoothly. They're in charge of things like meal plans, registration, housing contracts, and other important tasks.

Both Palmerton & Connolly Halls and Peterson & Placer Halls have an Area Coordinator (AC), who takes care of the hall and makes sure everyone follows the University's rules. Like the Directors, they focus on meeting your needs and making the hall a great place to live. They live in the hall too, so they're on hand for emergencies.

Every residence hall or apartment area also has an Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC). AACs are experienced students with at least one year of experience on our team. They help manage their residential area and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Resident Advisors (RA) are students who live in the same residence hall as you. They are trained to help you out in many ways and they work hard to make your community a great place to live, learn, and grow.

Residential Tutors (or Residential Peer Mentors) are residents who are here to help you do well in your studies. They hold office hours and tutoring sessions.

We also have support teams who take care of the residence hall during the summer, handle maintenance, and keep everything clean throughout the year.

Living on campus comes with a few logistical things to work out, but don't worry, we've got your back. This section will give you all the details you need about applying for housing, getting your room assignment, dealing with maintenance, paying your bills, and all the other day-to-day stuff.

If you disagree with a decision that affects your experience living on campus, you can ask us to reconsider it. This is called making an appeal. But remember, once you've made an appeal and we've decided, you can't appeal again. Also, you only have five business days after the original decision to file your appeal. If we don't receive your appeal in that time, the original decision is final.

To appeal a decision, you need to write us a letter. In your letter, tell us why you think the decision should be changed and include any evidence you have. You can send your appeal letter by replying to the original decision email or sending it to reslife@sdsmt.edu.

In your letter, you should explain one or more of the following:

  1. There's new information that wasn't available when the decision was made.
  2. There was a mistake in the process that affected the outcome.
  3. The decision was too severe for the situation.

If you're appealing a housing decision, an Appeals Board will review your appeal. For all other appeals, a Director of Residence Life will review it.
After receiving your appeal, the reviewer will look at your appeal letter, speak with anyone involved, look at the original decision, and review any related documents.
The Appeals Board will make a final decision within ten business days of receiving your appeal. Sometimes, they might need more time, but they'll let you know if that happens.

After you appeal, one of the following outcomes may occur:

  1. The original decision stays the same.
  2. The original decision gets overturned.
  3. The decision gets modified.

You will receive an email notifying you of the final decision.

Once the Appeals Board makes a decision, that's it. You can't appeal again. So make sure you put everything you have into your first appeal, because you won't get another chance to challenge the decision.

Just because you file an appeal, that doesn't mean the original decision is put on hold—unless a Director of Residence Life says so in exceptional cases. If you have any questions about how to appeal or need help with it, feel free to reach out to the Residence Life Central Office.

If you choose to live on campus, you must fill out a housing application and agree to a housing agreement each academic year. This contract outlines the application procedure, associated fees, and the terms and conditions of residing on campus.

If you have specific needs or requirements, we can arrange for accessibility and other accommodations. Please direct any such requests to the Disability Services Office.

Living in South Dakota Mines housing requires the submission of a Housing Agreement and a separate application fee. A room will not be assigned until the application fee is received. Submitting this agreement means you're committing to live in assigned housing for the academic year in which you applied. Be sure to review the conditions outlined in your Housing Agreement.

Room assignments are made based on the preferences indicated on your housing application and current availability. If you want to request changes, you can, but keep in mind that it's not always guaranteed. Send requests to the Director of Housing & Operations or reslife@sdsmt.edu.
Room assignments are managed by Residence Life. Unofficial room switches may lead to disciplinary action and possible fines.

For shared bedrooms, assignments are made by gender. For single-occupancy rooms, assignments can include any gender, based on your application. We do our best to respect your preferences when assigning rooms, but we can't make any guarantees.
Some housing options, like Peterson Interest Communities, might require an additional application.

In some circumstances, like if you live a certain distance from campus, have been out of high school for a few years, are married, or have other unique circumstances, you may be exempt from living on campus. Check out the housing application form for more specifics.

Some residence halls have Interest Communities. These are floors or sections of a building where the residents share a common interest. These communities have special programming and opportunities related to the community theme.
The two active Interest Communities are Exploring Rapid City & Beyond and Outdoor Pursuits. Both communities are located in Peterson Hall and are open to New to Mines residents.

Sometimes you might want or need to switch rooms. Our goal is to make sure you're living somewhere that's good for your academics, personal development, and overall well-being. But remember, you can't just switch rooms or move within your suite or apartment without a green light from a Residence Life Director. Doing so could lead to disciplinary action and fines.

Here are some reasons you might want to switch rooms:

  • You're having issues with your roommates that aren't getting resolved.
  • You have health or disability concerns that require certain accommodations.
  • You want to bunk with a new roommate.
  • Your academic or personal situation has changed.

  • While we do our best to grant room change requests, we might not be able to fulfill all of them due to limited room availability and different community types.

    If you're thinking about changing rooms, here's what you need to do:

    First off, have a chat with your Resident Advisor (RA). They can give you advice, help settle any roommate conflicts, and fill you in on how the room change process works.

    If you still feel like a room change is necessary after talking to your RA, you can submit a Room Change Request Form. You can find this form on the Rocker Central Portal or at the Residence Life Central Office. This form should include your current room, your preferred new room or location, the names and signatures of any new roommates, and a detailed explanation of why you want to change rooms. Everyone involved needs to agree to the room change.

    After we get your room change request, someone from the Residence Life staff will set up a meeting with you to chat more about your request.

    Every room change request is reviewed individually by the Residence Life team. We'll consider your reasons for wanting to move, the rooms that are available, and how your move might impact other residents.

    You'll get an email to your University account letting you know whether your request was approved or not. If you're good to go, this email will also give you information about your new room and how to move.

    In some situations, we might need to move you to a new room. This could be due to maintenance needs, safety concerns, policy violations, the need to consolidate spaces, or accommodation needs from other students. If we need to reassign you, someone from Residence Life will contact you with the details, including a timeline, your new room and roommates, and contact information for relevant staff.

    Your RA and the Residence Life team are here to help. Feel free to get in touch if you have questions or concerns.

    Just remember:

    • We can't guarantee room changes – it all depends on what's available and where you are eligible to live in.
    • Your housing charges might change based on the rate for your new room.
    • Don't move to a new room without getting official approval from Residence Life.
    • During the first few weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters, we usually have a housing freeze. This means no room changes.
    • Unless you've gotten approval for a double-as-a-single room, your room might have a new resident move in without much notice. Keep these spaces ready for new roommates.

    If you end up with an empty space in your room during the academic year, you'll need to follow the instructions given by Residence Life. Within the provided timeline, you can:

    • Request a double as a single room assignment for the rest of the year if the space isn't needed. You'll have to pay the extra cost.
    • Choose a new roommate or accept a new roommate assignment from Residence Life, either in your current room or another room with an open space. If no eligible roommates are available, you won't be charged the double-as-a-single room rate.

    If you decide to withdraw from the University, you'll need to move out of your residence hall or apartment within 24 hours. You can make other arrangements with a member of the Central Staff if you need more time.

    When you leave, you'll need to officially check out. This means you'll have to take all of your belongings, clean your room or unit so it's as good as when you moved in, and return your keys or get your Grubby Card updated.

    If you've officially checked out, you might get a refund based on the university's guidelines. We'll send you an RCR (Room Condition Report) to let you know about any changes or charges that might have been made to your room.

    If something needs fixing, you can let us know by filling out an online form for maintenance or repairs. If it's something urgent, please tell the Residence Life team right away.

    You'll need to report any damage or repairs needed in your living space as soon as you can. If you don't let us know on time, or if the damage is your fault, you might need to pay for the repair.

    We'll always try to give you a heads up at least twelve hours before any scheduled maintenance or inspections. You don't need to be there when the work is being done. We usually do this kind of work from 9:00AM – 4:00PM on days when the University is open.

    Sometimes we might ask you to move your stuff or make some changes to your space so our team can get to the area that needs work. If you don't follow these requests, it could slow things down or lead to disciplinary actions.

    Need to change your meal plan? You can make changes during the first week of each semester. Just use the online form on our website or stop by the Residence Life Central Office for assistance. You're allowed to change your meal plan once after it's been added to your student account during this timeframe.

    When you move in or out, you'll need to follow the steps we give you. If you're new to South Dakota Mines, check out your Rocker Ready schedule and the New Student Checklist for more info.

    If you're staying in one of our traditional halls (Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, and Placer Halls), you'll be able to get into your room and building using Your Grubby ID. If you're in the Rocker Square apartments, you'll get your keys and access cards when you move in.

    When it's time to move out, you can use our quick Express Check-Out process, or get in touch with our team to set up a check-out time. We'll send all the info you need to your University email.

    Please note that if you need to move in early or check out late, you'll need to get approval from Residence Life. There might be a fee for this.

    Our halls are operational throughout the academic year, from the first day of classes to the end of final examinations. Generally, the halls are closed during University breaks, but exceptions are possible, especially for international students and those who face difficulties returning home. At the start of each academic year, detailed schedules will be provided.

    Special arrangements for early arrivals, late departures, or extended stays can be requested through the Residence Life Office. Check out website for the applicable form for each period.

    If you're part of a student group, athletic team, or have student-employment-related accommodation needs, your supervisor, coach, or advisor needs to work with the Director of Housing & Operations. If you're trying to sort out special accommodations for yourself, start by talking with your supervisor, coach, or advisor.

    You must vacate your housing assignment by noon on the day after your final examination of the semester. Late stays that are approved by Residence Life may incur additional fees.

    During the Winter Break, all housing is closed. For Spring Break, Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, and Placer are closed. Over these periods, students can apply for extended stay subject to additional charges and approval by Residence Life.

    Staff from Residence Life will ensure compliance with the closing procedures during these breaks. It is the responsibility of residents to adhere to these procedures, and any failure to comply may result in disciplinary actions, cleaning charges, and disposal of perishable items.

    Winter Break Costs

    All students contracted with Residence Life to stay on-campus for any duration between noon December 14, 2023 – 8:00am January 6, 2024 will be charged a nightly rate (for a maximum of 15 days of billing).

    Building Cost
    Palmerton, Connolly, & Peterson Halls $20.00 per night
    Placer Hall $25.00 per night
    Rocker Square Apartments $30.71 per night

    Students on campus for participation in departmental employment, NCAA in-season athletics, academic coursework requiring physical presence (as noted above) are eligible to receive a 50% discount for dates they are required to be on campus. Residence Life will contact the listed supervisor, faculty member, or coach to confirm required presence and dates. To receive the 50% discount, the application must be submitted, and confirmation received from the supervisor, faculty member, or coach before noon on November 28, 2023.

    Residence Life offers a range of support services to help students succeed. These services include academic resources, conflict resolution, and mental health support. If you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please contact the Residence Life Office or your Resident Advisor.

    The Residence Life Office is open during business hours for general inquiries, support, and administrative needs.

    Building specific on-call numbers are not monitored when the Central Office is open.

    Office Location Office Phone
    Central Office | Surbeck (605) 394-2348
    Placer Hall Office (605) 394-6655
    PC Commons Office (605) 219-8236

    If you need assistance outside of business hours, you can contact the on-call Residence Life number for issues.

    On-Call Location Contact Phone
    Palmerton Hall (605) 381-4974
    Connolly Hall (605) 391-3201
    Peterson Hall (605) 381-4819
    Placer Hall (605) 381-0083
    Rocker Square (605) 545-1588

    The main Residence Life Office is located in the Surbeck Center. We also have satellite offices in each residential area. These offices are staffed by the Area Coordinators and Assistant Area Coordinators.

    You'll be billed for your housing costs each semester. The payment due dates are listed in the University's financial calendar. There could be extra charges for things like damage to your room or shared spaces, doing things last minute, losing your Grubby ID, or not following the Handbook.

    There could be charges if you are found responsible for any violations of the Handbook.

    If you get locked out, it costs $5.00 each time, which gets charged to your student account. But don't worry, the first time it happens during the first ten days of the Fall Semester, we'll waive the charge.

    There might be fees for things like turning in paperwork after the deadline, not following procedures, or making extra work for our staff. We'll let you know about these deadlines and fees on any forms or emails related to them.

    If there's any damage, you and your roommates will split the cost evenly, unless someone admits they caused the damage. You can find a list of common damages and their costs in Appendix 7. Remember, you need to tell us right away if anything gets damaged or needs to be fixed. If you don't, or if you caused the damage, you might need to pay for the repair.

    Residents of each floor and wing are jointly responsible for proper use of all common or community-use facilities (e.g. washrooms, shower rooms, lounge furniture, corridors, kitchens, etc.). As all residents are jointly responsible for all common and community facilities, damages made to common areas that cannot be attributed to specific individual(s) will be charged back to the wing, the complex, residence hall or specific areas of the hall.

    If you lose or damage your keys or key cards, there's a fee to replace them. It costs $20.00 to replace your Grubby Card / Rocker Card, and between $25.00 - $50.00 to replace keys.

    Your privacy matters to us, and we're dedicated to protecting your personal information. The information we gather through housing applications and agreements is exclusively for housing operations. We won't share it with external entities unless the law requires it, or you've given us written permission. For more on this, review the University's Privacy Policy.

    To ensure we're always improving, we might occasionally assess your experiences through things like quizzes, surveys, or focus groups.

    We adhere to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), safeguarding the privacy of your educational records.

    We follow the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects the privacy of your health information.

    For administrative or emergency purposes, we might need to collect and share information. This is in line with our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which includes (but isn't limited to) our agreements with the Rapid City Police Department and Monument Health Services.

    Any information we gather for prizes, awards, or giveaways is just for record keeping and fiscal requirements. We might post the names of winners on social media or other media outlets.

    We mostly use emails, flyers, and the Rocker Central platform to get in touch with you. We might also use phone numbers listed on your applications or forms. For specific community events and notices, we could use cell phones, social media accounts, flyers, or mail.

    It's a University expectation that you check your South Dakota Mines email daily, as it's our primary means of communication.

    You're not obliged to provide social media accounts or personal numbers to others. If you want to opt out of optional group communications, reply to the staff member in charge of the group.

    We reserve the right to alter, modify, or change the membership of any group.

    We won't release your personal information without your written consent unless the law or University policy allows us to. Before we communicate with others (including parents, guardians, other offices, and employers), we might ask you to sign a Release of Information form. You can find these in the Residence Life Central Office.

    Sometimes, you might need to sign a waiver. A waiver is a legal document where you voluntarily relinquish certain rights or privileges. You might need to sign one if you're taking part in activities or events that carry some risk, like sports tournaments or off-campus trips.

    When you sign a waiver, you're acknowledging and accepting the risks associated with the activity or facility use, which could include potential personal injury or damage to your property. It's crucial that you fully understand what's in any waiver before you sign it. If anything's unclear, feel free to ask questions or seek legal advice. If you're uncomfortable with the waiver's contents, you have the right to refuse to sign it. Just bear in mind that this could mean you're not allowed to take part in the activity or use the facility.

    If you're under 18, your parent or guardian will need to sign the waiver form for you.

    We don't provide insurance for any of your personal items that might get lost or damaged, and we're not responsible if that happens. It's a good idea for you to check if your parents or guardians have a household insurance plan that covers your belongings. If they don't, you might want to think about getting renter's insurance to protect your personal items.

    Being part of a community is a crucial aspect of living on-campus. This needs mutual respect, cooperation, and understanding. This section outlines what's expected of you about behavior and conduct in our communal living spaces. It also gives details about our facilities, roommate agreements, guests, and the standards of our community.

    If conflicts arise, we encourage you to try to resolve them directly and respectfully first. If necessary, a Residence Life staff member can assist with mediation. Please refer to Appendix 7 for more information.

    We have courtesy hours all day, every day. Even when it's not quiet hours, we expect you to respect others and keep your noise at a reasonable level.

    You are allowed to host guests under certain conditions if the comfort and safety of all community members are ensured. Guests must abide by all university and residence hall policies and are your responsibility as the host. Overnight guests are only allowed with the approval of all roommates and can't exceed a certain number of nights per week.

    A guest is any person who is not assigned to a specific residence hall room, suite, apartment, or building by Residence Life or Summer Conferencing. Guests may be residential (assigned to a different room, suite, apartment, or building) or non-residential (not assigned campus housing).

    All guests must comply with Community Standards and other applicable policies. You are responsible for your guests' behavior and may be held accountable for their actions. Guests must promptly provide valid University or government-issued photo identification to South Dakota Mines staff upon request.

    Guests must not cause disruptions to roommates or the community. Your roommate(s) have the right to object to current or future visits. If grievances arise, they should be submitted to Residence Life staff for mediation. Guest access can be restricted, revoked, or modified.

    Generally, guests are not allowed during university break periods for safety and security reasons. Guests are only permitted during the Spring and Fall semesters when campus housing is open to all assigned students. Guests are not allowed when campus housing is closed. This includes times such as:

    • Semester breaks (Winter and Spring Breaks)
    • Early arrival dates before official move-in dates
    • Late stay dates after the official move-out date
    • Summer sessions

    Any non-residential overnight guest aged 17 and under must receive permission from Residence Life by completing the Underage Guest Permission Form two (2) business days before arrival. This can be accessed online here.

    Overnight guests are only allowed with the approval of all roommates.

    Guests present anytime between the hours of 12:00AM – 7:00AM MT are considered overnight guests. Rooms can only accommodate up to two overnight guests at any time. The total number of times a resident can host overnight guests should not exceed three (3) nights over a course of a seven (7) night period.

    As a resident, you are responsible for your guests' behavior and must accompany them at all times. Guests must be escorted in and out of the building, community spaces, and restrooms during your time in the building. Your Grubby Card, Mobile Credentials, and/or University-provided keys should never be given to a guest for any reason.

    Guests without an escort will be asked to leave and must request approval to return through Residence Life Senior Staff. Residents may not rent, sublet, or allow guests to pay for housing in your residence hall assignment.

    Guests cannot reside in the residence halls for an extended period of time. You have the right to privacy and the fair use of your room, both in terms of space and time, and the right to be free of unwanted guests in your space. It is your responsibility, and that of your roommate(s), to express these rights and preferences for hours of sleep, study, living, and visitation.

    We have created a guideline for this conversation through the Roommate Agreement document.

    Hall Pass Process

    Clubs and organizations must receive permission from the Residence Life Office to access residence halls for specific events or campaigns. The following procedures must be followed.

    Submit a written request to the Department of Residence Life via email at reslife@sdsmt.edu at least one business day in advance of the requested access. The written request must include the following information:

    • Proposed start date, time, and duration of the request (Requests should not be scheduled during quiet hours)
    • Name(s) of the community host(s) as escort(s). Hosts must be residents of the building for which they will be an escort or be given temporary access through Residence Life prior to the event if a building host is not found
    • Purpose of the request for access.

    The Director of Residence Life has the discretion to accept, decline, modify, or revoke requests.

    Every room in the residence halls has access to wired and wireless internet. Keep in mind that you'll need to follow the South Dakota Mines rules and the SDBOR Code of Conduct when you're online. Gaming and other non-authenticating devices must be registered with ITS . Not every port in your room are active, if you need a port activated, please contact ITS to submit a Port Activation help ticket.

    If you live in Rocker Square I or II, your internet comes from a different company. Rocker Square I apartments come with a router and have wireless internet. In Rocker Square II, there's only wired internet and the apartment needs a personal router installed.

    Having trouble with your internet in Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, or Placer Hall? Reach out to the IT Services help desk. If you're in Rocker Square and your internet is acting up, let us know through the online work order system.

    The Residence Life staff is readily available to deal with emergencies or pressing matters. An On-Call Resident Advisor (RA) is assigned to every residence hall or apartment to offer assistance outside of business hours. These RAs can connect with senior staff to address issues that go beyond their scope of responsibility and to report concerns.

    Urgent matters that arise during business hours when Central Staff are available should be communicated directly to (605) 394-2348. Always remember that our primary goal is to ensure a safe and comfortable living environment for all our residents. We encourage you to promptly report any issues or concerns you might encounter.

    If you want to put up a poster or a sign in a shared area, you need to get approval from the Residence Life Directors first. They also put-up signs about things happening in the halls and on campus. You can learn more about advertising on campus in our policy.

    We recognize that the residence life is an extension of the academic environment on campus. Because of this, we've set up quiet hours to make sure residents can sleep and study without being disturbed. During these quiet hours, you should keep noise levels low.

    If a community member or a Residence Life staff member asks you to quiet down, we expect you to do so quickly. During quiet hours, noise shouldn't be heard between rooms, between bedrooms, or between common areas as much as the facilities allow. Quiet hours also apply to the grounds, parking areas, and outdoor gathering spaces. Noise, conversations, or music in these spaces shouldn't be heard or disruptive to residents. Quiet hours are enforced by both the community members and the Residence Life staff.

    Quiet hours are:

    • 10:00PM MT – 7:00AM MT on the days before class days
    • 12:00AM MT – 10:00AM MT on days before non-class days

    During final exams, we have 24-hour quiet hours. These start at 10:00PM on the class day before exams or at 12:00PM, noon, on a non-class day. They end at 7:00AM the day after the last exam.

    We hold several residence hall meetings throughout the academic year. These meetings are important for sharing information about community standards, safety and security concerns, and housing procedures.

    You're expected to attend these meetings when your RA or staff schedules them. RAs will do their best to schedule meetings at times that work for you.

    It's recommended that roommates, suitemates, apartments come to a mutual agreement at the start of the year about things that usually come up. Our agreement covers shared responsibilities, quiet hours, and any other personal preferences.

    Our residence halls have common areas like lounges, lobbies, and study rooms. These spaces are for everyone to hang out, relax, learn together, or just chill with some movies, video games, or other streaming content. We just ask that you remember these are shared spaces and respect others while using them. Here are a few guidelines:

    Living as part of a community means showing respect and consideration for others. You share the responsibility of ensuring the welfare of the community. This includes maintaining an environment conducive to studying and preserving the cleanliness and integrity of shared spaces.

    You must abide by the South Dakota Board of Regents Code of Conduct. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with this Code of Conduct. The Community Standards Office at South Dakota Mines oversees the Code of Conduct along with any other policies that students need to be aware of.

    Every residence hall community is encouraged to create a community agreement. This agreement sets out expectations for behavior and responsibilities in shared spaces and is moderated by your RA.

    When you're watching or listening to something, try to use headphones, especially during quiet hours. If you're using a big screen and need to have the sound on, keep the volume down. Don't mess with the lights, especially safety lights like emergency exit signs and the lights in the hallway. If what you're watching might cause problems for people sensitive to flashing lights, let everyone know.

    Remember that others can hear and see what you're playing. Try to avoid anything that's too graphic, offensive, or disrespectful for a shared space. Also, give folks a heads up about what you're going to play so they can decide whether they want to stay or not.

    Some of our common areas have stuff like TVs, pool tables, printers, and computers. Treat these things with care and let the Residence Life staff know if something breaks.

    If you bring personal equipment into the space, remember that you are responsible for it. The University is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to personal items.

    Please be considerate when using these spaces. If you've been there for a while, especially during busy times or for group events, think about giving others a chance. Let your RA know if someone's hogging a space or using it inappropriately, they can help sort things out.

    Usually, you can't reserve a common area for events like movie nights or gaming tournaments. We keep them open on a first-come, first-served basis so that everyone gets a fair shot. If you're planning something, check with your RA to make sure the space is free and give your neighbors a heads-up.

    If you bring snacks, drinks, or anything else into the common areas, make sure to tidy up when you're done. Throw away your trash and recycle outside and return the space back to how it was before you used it. Remember, everyone enjoys these spaces. Leave them as welcoming for the next folks who come in as they were for you.

    Solicitation and conducting personal business enterprises within the residence halls are prohibited. This includes door-to-door solicitation, posting flyers, and selling goods or services. Exceptions may only be made by a Director of Residence Life and only to on-campus groups with specific outlined goals. If you encounter outside groups or individuals who are not known to you selling magazines or other goods or services in the residence halls, report it immediately to staff.

    Students are not allowed to run businesses, conduct business enterprises, or conduct the business of an independent contractor out of their residence hall rooms due to potential disturbances to the living environment of others. Use of university resources such as electricity should be for academic and residential use only.

    Our residence halls come with facilities like shared kitchens, study lounges, and laundry rooms. Please make good use of them but remember to respect others. If you misuse any facility, you might face disciplinary action or even lose your access to it.

    We provide bike racks and repair stations for you to use. There is no indoor storage for bikes except for those staying in Rocker Square apartments - you're allowed to keep bikes in your bedrooms.

    Be aware, bicycles remaining in the area after completion of the Spring Semester may be considered abandoned and may be donated.

    We really recommend you register your bike. When you do, you'll get a registration sticker to put on your bike. If you do bring a bike, please use a U-Lock or something similar; chain or rope locks aren't as secure and your bike could be stolen more easily.

    We want to help the environment by using less energy and water, recycling, and reducing waste.

    You must not overload electrical outlets. We do not allow extension cords to be used in a permanent or semi-permanent way. All surge protectors must have a ground. We recommend surge protectors with extra-long cords if you need to reach.

    We encourage you to save resources. You can do this by turning off lights when you leave a room, using less water, unplugging things when you're not using them, and recycling.

    If you live in the Rocker Square apartments, the circuit breaker is in the kitchen. You or a Residence Life staff member can access it if needed. If you live in Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, or Placer Halls, ask Residence Life or Public Safety for help. If circuits keep breaking, you may need to use fewer appliances at the same time.

    We have elevators in the residence halls and apartments for accessibility and ease. If there's any problem with an elevator, let the on-call staff know. If you get stuck in an elevator, use the emergency phone or call Campus Safety directly at 605.394.6100. Remember, never try to open the elevator door yourself if you're stuck. Also, don't use the elevator if there's a fire or if the fire alarm is going off. Take care when you're moving items in and out of the elevator, too.

    Doing things like overloading the elevator or jumping around inside can make the safety brakes kick in and stop the elevator. If this happens because of something you did, there might be disciplinary action or you might be charged for damages

    Your room will be equipped with basic furnishings like a bed, closet/dresser, desk, and chair. You're not allowed to bring your own lofting kits. In Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, and Placer, we provide lofting/bunking kits. If you decide to loft them, we suggest buying and installing your own guard rail if you're worried about the bed being too high.

    You can't use tacks, nails, screws, duct tape, poster putty, or cellophane tape to hang up posters or pictures. Don't attach anything to the ceiling or pierce the walls. The only allowed method is using (blue) painters tape.

    If there's any tape residue left on the walls when you leave, you'll need to clean it off. If you don't or if the walls get damaged, you'll be fined.

    Every residence hall has a kitchen for all residents. These kitchens have basic stuff like ovens and microwaves. Make sure to stay in the kitchen while using these appliances.

    We care about your safety. We've made a list of safe appliances you can use in the residence halls.

    You are also allowed to have kitchen knives and utensils. You can use knives for cooking, but make sure they're stored and secured when you're not using them. Be aware, any object used to cause harm or intimidate others can be considered a weapon. If you violate this policy, you could face temporary suspension from the residence and other sanctions.

    Some appliances are only for the kitchen. They must be UL-approved, should be watched while in use, need an auto shut-off feature, and you must unplug them after using. These include:

    • Air Fryers
    • Electric Griddles
    • Hot Plates
    • Microwave Ovens
    • Sandwich Makers/Grills
    • Toasters/Toaster Ovens

    Other appliances can be used in your room or kitchen. They must also be UL-approved, attended while on, and have an auto shut-off. Unplug these when not in use unless it's one of the items marked with an asterisk (*), which can stay plugged in during school terms:

    • Blenders
    • Stand/Hand Mixers
    • Can Openers
    • Coffee Maker*
    • Electric Kettle
    • Refrigerator* or Ice Chest/Deep Freeze (one per resident, up to 6.0 cubic feet, and must be cleaned and unplugged with door open during Winter and Spring Break)
    • Microwave* (one per room)
    • Rice Cookers
    • Slow Cookers/Crock-Pots

    Please, use all appliances safely and keep them clean. They should be undamaged and not a fire hazard, or they'll have to be removed. If you're unsure about an appliance not listed here, just ask your RA or the Residence Life team.

    You have laundry facilities you can use whether in your community or apartment. Be sure to take your laundry out as soon as it's done and help keep the laundry room clean.

    If you're in Connolly, Palmerton, Peterson, or Placer Halls, the laundry facilities work with Your Grubby ID. You'll need to use Grubby Gold on the machines in these laundry rooms.

    In Rocker Square II, the laundry machines use a laundry card you can get in the Rocker Square II lobby. For those in Rocker Square I, laundry costs are included in your housing costs.

    In the Surbeck Center, you'll have a mailbox with a combination lock. You'll keep the same mailbox as long as you're staying in housing. If a package arrives that needs your signature, we'll send you an email. You can sign for it electronically and pick it up at Surbeck Center's main desk.

    Here is the address format for all your mail, packages, and deliveries:

    FULL NAME
    South Dakota Mines - MB# ____
    501 E St. Joseph Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701

    We ask that if you are having perishable items delivered, that you be present at the front desk. We cannot guarantee that perishable items will be refrigerated or even accepted. If delivering directly to your residence hall or apartment, please use the building number listed on each main entrance door.

    We've got some great outdoor spaces like the March Dake grilling area, the PC Commons fire pit, Palmerton Hall sand volleyball court, and PC Commons community garden that are open for everyone living here. Just remember, keep these areas tidy and safe. If you want to reserve the grill, fire pit, or volleyball court for a specific time, you can do that through the Scheduling Office or with the Residence Life Central Office.

    Please don't paint your room or any part of a residence hall or apartment. The university or approved Residence Life programs handle all painting.

    We don't have any storage facilities for personal items. Don't use hallways, stairwells, lounges, or community kitchens to store your stuff.

    During breaks, you might be asked to remove all perishable items from your room and to unplug and defrost fridges and chests.

    You're allowed to keep registered bikes in your room during Winter and Spring Break

    When you move in, you need to check your room and describe its condition on a Room Condition Report (RCR). You're responsible for everything and should treat it like it's your own. Don't move furniture or equipment out of common areas, lounges, or rooms, and don't move things from one room to another. If anything gets damaged or needs fixing, let the Residence Life office know.

    You'll get an email where you can check your room's condition and add comments within 48 hours of moving in. When you check out, we'll send you an updated RCR with any changes noted by Residence Life staff as well as damage charges.

    Always keep stairwells and hallways clear. This is important so everyone can get out safely if there's an emergency.

    Your safety is our main concern. This section explains rules for getting into buildings, fire safety, weapon safety, and things you aren't allowed to have. It's important to read and understand these rules to keep you and everyone else safe.

    Having, using, or distributing illegal drugs or controlled substances, including marijuana, is not allowed. Alcohol is okay for residents who are old enough to drink legally, but you must drink responsibly. If you drink too much or behave disruptively because of alcohol, you may face disciplinary action.

    Our Residence Life policy adheres to the South Dakota Board of Regents Use and Misuse of Substances policy. It states that you cannot make, sell, have, use, or consume alcohol, marijuana (including medical cannabis), or controlled substances without authorization. You also cannot have any drug paraphernalia.

    Keep in mind, being around alcohol in Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, and Placer Hall is a violation of our alcohol policy.

    Containers that were originally meant to hold alcohol are not allowed in Palmerton, Connolly, Peterson, and Placer regardless of your age.

    In our Residence Life housing, Rocker Square I/II are considered upper-division residence halls where students who are 21 or older can have and use alcohol responsibly in their living quarters once approved.

    Rocker Square apartments are the only residential housing areas on campus where individuals 21 or older may be in possession of or consume alcohol. This applies to apartments where at least one occupant is of legal drinking age, even when some occupants are under the age of 21.

    No matter the age of apartment occupants, each apartment must meet with either the Director of Residential Education and Community Standards or their delegate to be approved, even if everyone is 21+. Apartments, where no one is 21, may complete the meeting in advance so approval is in place prior to the first resident turning 21.

    If we find alcohol in the residence halls or apartments that goes against our policy, we will dispose of it immediately. If a student has the alcohol, our Residence Life staff will supervise its disposal. Otherwise, the staff will handle it. Any alcohol will be poured down the drain, and all alcohol containers will be taken to the outdoor trash bins.

    Remember, simply being around alcohol is a violation.

    If minors who do not live in the residence halls and are under 18 are present or involved in potential alcohol, marijuana, or other substance policy violations, we will refer them to Public Safety or the Rapid City Police Department.

    We prioritize the well-being and safety of all residents. We are committed to enforcing laws and regulations surrounding drinking. Our priority, backed by the Alcohol Amnesty Policy, is your safety if you choose to partake in the use of substances.

    Any behavior that disrupts this including excessive noise, public drunkenness, or disregard for shared spaces, will be addressed. We also remain alert to any unsafe behaviors that might put you or others at risk.

    Always remember, your actions impact everyone in our community. Breaching these rules can lead to disciplinary actions, which can include educational programs, fines, or even eviction from residence halls. We are all responsible for creating a safe, respectful, and enjoyable living environment.

    It's important to know that if you choose to drink, you are responsible for your actions. Our Residence Life team, including RAs, can't supervise or care for students who've had too much to drink.

    Also, we don't ask your roommates or friends to look after you if you've been drinking. If you ever see a fellow student who is very drunk and seems to be in danger, call an RA, Public Safety, or local emergency services straight away.

    Part of being in our community is thinking about others. If you decide to drink, please do so in a way that is safe and respectful to everyone around you.

    Pets are generally not allowed in the residence halls, with a few exceptions. These include fish, service animals, and emotional support animals that have received the university's approval. Please don't feed or shelter stray animals. Non-approved animals in the residence halls will be immediately removed from the area.

    You can have fish in a small tank (10 gallons or less). Animals like amphibians, crustaceans, mollusks, reptiles, insects, mammals, or any other non-fish animals are not allowed

    Emotional support animals (ESAs) could be allowed if you have the proper documentation and the university approves it. We work with our Diversity Services Office to decide which animals are approved.

    As required by law, service animals are allowed in the residence halls.

    Do not tamper with any life safety equipment. This includes smoke detectors, sprinkler heads, fire extinguishers, heat detectors, defibrillators, or hydrants. Don't place anything on or around this equipment. If you don't leave a building right away during a fire alarm, you'll face disciplinary action. Conduct or items that cause false fire alarms or unsafe conditions will also lead to disciplinary action.

    We understand that you may want to use a 3D printer in the halls. To use a 3D printer, you must follow all manufacturer and safety instructions with room ventilation. You also must be present when the printer is running.

    Due to the hazards associated with it, SLA model 3D printers that use resin are not allowed. We do allow you to use of 3D printers (FFF/FDM models) that use PLA filament or any other filament types are allowed if following manufacturer and safety instructions with room ventilation. With the number of additional locations that ABS filament can be used on-campus, we do not allow for its use either. If you have any questions about 3D printing please directed them to Central Staff.

    Items that pose a serious risk to the safety of yourself and others are not allowed in the residence halls. These things include space heaters, fireworks, explosives, and other types of incendiary devices (including candles with wicks). You also cannot have ammunition, explosives, or hazardous materials such as flammable chemicals, fertilizer, fuel, accelerants, spray paints, or solvents. We do allow household cleaning chemicals in small quantities such as bleach when stored and used according to manufacturer guidelines as well as possess a small lighter. If you choose to decorate your room with holiday lights, they must be labeled for indoor use, be UL-approved, and in good condition. Due to risk, real trees and wreaths are not allowed.

    Our residence halls are built with your safety in mind, and we all have a part to play in keeping them safe. This includes not letting others in, using windows and doors correctly, and making sure nothing is blocking the entrances, exits, and hallways.

    Only you, our staff, volunteers, and some outside vendors working with the University are authorized access to your community. You should never let strangers into the building or leave outside doors open as everyone with access has access already.

    For your safety, don't use windows as doors. Don't remove the screens. Don't throw or hang anything out of the windows.

    All our residence halls are locked all day, every day. Don't do anything that would make the doors less secure, like propping them open. It's up to all of us to make sure we don't let strangers in.

    Keep all entrances and exits clear. Don't leave personal items, trash, or anything else in the way.

    If you leave your residence hall room, suite, or apartment, lock the door that opens onto the hallway. Don't block or modify entrances and exits in a way that stops a door or window from opening, closing, or locking fully on its own. Doing so may lead to disciplinary action under the student code of conduct.

    In an emergency, you and your guests need to be able to get out quickly. Doors must be able to open all the way (at least 90 degrees) and windows must be able to open fully. The path to bedrooms must be clear for emergency services.

    In our residential community, there are various types of spaces designed to fit different needs. We have spaces for privacy, studying, hanging out, and more. Being in spaces that you shouldn’t be in is a violation of the student code of conduct.

    Staff Only spaces are just for staff. These include areas like maintenance closets, offices, and other areas meant for staff work. Don't go into these areas without permission. Also, for your safety and to avoid damaging them, stay off the roofs.

    Private spaces are meant for individual use where you should expect a reasonable amount of privacy. This mostly refers to bedrooms, whether they're standalone or part of a suite or apartment. Respect these spaces. Don't record anyone in these spaces without their knowing and getting their explicit permission.

    Semi-private spaces are shared among a smaller group of residents. Think of shared bathrooms, common rooms in a suite or on a floor, and living rooms in apartments. Like with private spaces, remember to respect others' privacy here and don't record anyone without their explicit permission: this includes having doorbell cameras set up facing hallways.

    Public spaces are open to all residents and your guests, and sometimes to the wider university community. These include places like the community kitchen, lounges, laundry rooms, model rooms, and lobbies. Areas with windows, walls, or doors facing the hallways are also considered public, so make sure whatever you're doing in these spaces is okay with everyone and follows the university's posting rules.

    No matter where you are, follow the community standards. Loud noises, disruptive behavior, unauthorized recordings, or any activity that interferes with others fair use of the space is not acceptable.

    We carry out room inspections at least once a semester to make sure everything's healthy, safe, and well-maintained. Your RA will look over rooms in your area, and you'll get at least twelve hours' notice before this happens. You don't have to be there for the inspection.

    The inspection will involve a basic check for health, safety, and maintenance issues to make sure everyone's following the rules of the residence. These inspections aren't searches. No one will open your closets, drawers, or fridge unless you say it's okay or we have reason to believe we need to search.

    If we find anything that's not safe or healthy, you and your RA will agree on a time for you to fix it. If you don't fix the issue in that time, you might face violations and sanctions under the code of conduct.

    South Dakota Mines is a tobacco-free and vapor-free campus. Following federal law, tobacco products like tobacco, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars/pipes, vape cartridges, and hookahs can't be possessed by students under the age of 21. No one, regardless of age, can use hookahs or have them.

    You can find the full University tobacco and vapor policy online.

    We follow the SD BOR Code of Conduct and the South Dakota Mines Weapons Policy when it comes to weapons. You can store weapons and firearms in your locked vehicles or with Public Safety. Remember, at no time should weapons be brought into residential housing or carried around campus.

    You can use knives for cooking, but make sure they're stored and secured when you're not using them. Be aware, any object used to cause harm or intimidate others can be considered a weapon. If you violate this policy, you could face temporary suspension from the residence and other sanctions.

    If there is an emergency, follow the Emergency Response Procedures provided by the university. You will learn about these at the start of each academic year, and they are also available on the university's website.

    Residence Life staff are always available to help in an emergency. Each living area has an RA on duty during evenings and weekends.

    You can call or visit them if you need help. During business hours (Monday to Friday, 7:30AM - 4:30PM), you can call or visit the Residence Life Office in Surbeck Center for help.

    You can find signs with duty phone numbers throughout the residential communities. We recommend that you save these numbers on your cell phone so that you can get help easily. The Central Office number is (605) 394-2348, which you can call for help during business hours.

    The University uses the Everbridge notification system to let you know about emergencies or issues that affect the whole campus.

    You might also get an email from reslife@sdsmt.edu if there is an urgent issue related to housing.

    During periods of inclement weather, special accommodations may be made for you including extending the amount of time you have to leave during breaks. Email notifications will be sent out in the case of any inclement weather changes.

    If there is a power, water, or heat outage, contact the Residence Life Office or on-call staff.

    We respect your privacy, but sometimes for legal or safety reasons, we might need to enter your room, look for certain items, or even take things away.

    We have our way of doing this as well as recognize that outside entities like the Rapid City Police Department have their own rules to follow that might apply. These policies are how and when we might enter your room.

    If something needs fixing or we need to check safety equipment, a staff member or an authorized vendor might need to enter your room. If you ask for repairs, you're giving us permission to enter your room to fix things.

    We aim to let you know at least twelve hours in advance when we'll be coming by. You don't have to be there when we come. Usually, we do this between 9 AM and 4 PM when the university is open. We might ask you to move your stuff or change your room so we can fix things. If you don't, it might cause delays or disciplinary actions.

    If there's an imminent threat to people or property, we might need to enter your room without letting you know first

    We may need to check if you're living in the place assigned to you or that you are actually living here. In such cases, we might need to enter your room without letting you know first. We might also enter to ensure that a vacant space is move-in ready and to assess any Room Condition Report concerns.

    If we have good reason to think you're breaking university or residence life rules, we might need to enter your room without notice.

    If we have good reason to think that your room is really dirty, has pests, unapproved pets or guests, or dangerous items, we might need to enter your room without notice. We might also need to check if you are well, especially when someone who cares about you reaches out with a reasonable concern.

    We follow University policy 3:21 in case a student ever is considered missing. If you think a student might be missing, report it to the Dean of Students or Public Safety. We'll then promptly try to find the student. If we can't, we'll get help from the local Public Safety and the Rapid City Police Department as needed.

    When you fill out your housing application, make sure to provide an emergency contact. If the police are looking into a missing student case and that student is you, we might have to call your emergency contact. As part of the investigation, staff might need to go into your room.

    During times when the halls are closed, we will check to ensure that your space is prepared for the break period. This might include ensuring that electronics are unplugged, refrigerators are empty, that there are no concerns about cleanliness, or maintenance needs.

    Usually, before we enter your room, we'll knock, say who we are, and wait for you to respond. If we don't hear anything, we'll use a key or our card to enter.

    Ideally, when we enter your room for an emergency or if we suspect you're breaking a rule, you should be there. If you're not, another staff member should be with us.

    We'll only search your items if we think you're breaking university or residence life rules, or if the law requires us to.

    If we need to search your room, our staff will ask you first. If you say no but the staff still thinks you might be breaking a rule, the staff will ask a Senior Staff or Central Staff member to address the issue.

    Only certain people, approved by the University President, can search your room. This includes the Directors of Residence Life, Area Coordinators, and Assistant Area Coordinators. Every detail about the search must be recorded, like which rooms are searched, what rule might be broken, what we're looking for, and who's doing the search.

    If we find things during a search that violate university or residence life rules, or the law, we might need to take them. Anything illegal will be given to Public Safety.

    If we take something from your room, we'll document it and provide the room with a copy of the document.

    If we take something because it violates university rules, we might have to dispose of it or ask you to do so. Anything illegal will be handed over to Public Safety. Some items might be held in storage by the Director of Residence Life to be returned after an agreement is made with you.


    We prioritize respecting your privacy and treating you with dignity. These rules are here to keep everyone safe and respect everyone's rights. If you have any questions or concerns about these rules, please reach out to us.

    When living in a community, disagreements or conflicts can sometimes happen. This section provides steps and resources to help you handle and resolve conflicts effectively.

    The first step to resolve conflicts is to communicate openly and honestly.

    Talk to the person involved, tell them your concerns respectfully. Be clear about the specific behavior that's causing the issue, explain how it affects you, and suggest a solution.

    At the start of the academic year, we encourage roommates and suite-mates to fill out a Roommate Agreement form.

    This agreement lays out each person's expectations about different parts of living together (like noise levels, cleanliness, guests). If a conflict comes up, go over this agreement and discuss if everyone is meeting these expectations.

    If talking it out doesn't resolve the conflict, reach out to a Residence Life staff member.

    They're trained to help resolve conflicts and can mediate a conversation between the people involved. Mediation is a structured talk that makes sure everyone is heard and helps you all work together to find a solution.

    Residence Life staff are here to support you.

    If conflicts keep happening, or if they get more serious and involve harassment or discrimination, more steps may be needed. Residence Life staff can help you navigate the university's procedures and resources for dealing with these serious situations.

    Keep in mind, conflict is a normal part of life and community living. It's not the conflict itself, but how it's handled that really matters. Understanding and respecting each other's rights and needs can make your residence hall a wonderful place to live.

    The costs listed below are often incurred when damage occurs in our residence halls. They include both the cost of the labor to fix the issue, and the price of the materials needed for the repair. Keep in mind, these are common costs, and your specific situation could be more or less, depending on the extent and nature of the damage. These costs serve as a guide to help you understand potential financial responsibilities if damage occurs in your living space.

    Residents of each floor and wing are jointly responsible for proper use of all common or community-use facilities (e.g. washrooms, shower rooms, lounge furniture, corridors, kitchens, etc.). As all residents are jointly responsible for all common and community facilities, damages made to common areas that cannot be attributed to specific individual(s) will be charged back to the wing, the complex, residence hall or specific areas of the hall.

    Category Item Price
    Appliances Microwave (std/stove) $150.00/$400.00
    Oven $700.00
    Stove Drip Pans $30.00
    Dishwasher $800.00
    Bathroom Showerhead $40.00
    Fixtures (min) $20.00
    Tissue Paper Holder $20.00
    Shower stall (sides, floor) min $50.00
    Shower/tub (tub, walls) min $50.00
    Toilet (min) $25.00
    Bed Replace end(s) $150.00
    Replace frame $100.00
    Replace platform/springs $100.00
    Pins $5.00
    Set up/un-loft (per bed) $25.00
    Replace Lofting Kits $200.00
    Mattress Replace $150.00
    Mattress stains/holes (min) $15.00
    Ceiling Tiles (ea.) $10.00
    Labor per Hr. $25.00
    Chairs-Couches Desk Chair Replace $150.00
    Repair (min) $15.00
    Soft Chair Replace $400.00
    Couch/Love Seat $600.00
    Repairs (min) $50.00
    Bar Stools $75.00
    Chest of Drawers (Dresser) Drawer front replacement (min) $50.00
    Drawer replacement $100.00
    Replace 3-drawer $400.00
    Replace 2-drawer $300.00
    Cleaning of rooms General cleaning (min.) $30.00
    Sticker/adhesive (each) $5.00
    Removal of items Trash (per bag) $20.00
    Refrigerator (includes disposal) $100.00
    Sofa $100.00
    Upholstered chair $50.00
    Bathrooms Toilet $30.00
    Shower/Tub $75.00
    Walls $30.00
    Floor $50.00
    Ceiling $50.00
    Door, Room Replace $200.00 - 1,200.00
    Refinish (min) $100.00
    Hole in Door (small) $75.00
    Door Closer Repair/Reattach $50.00
    Room Numbers $10.00
    Locking Handle $100.00 - $300.00
    Lock Core $50.00
    Card Reader locks $1,500.00
    Rocker Apartment Key $50.00
    Rocker Bedroom key $25.00
    Rocker Access Card $20.00
    Fixtures - General Towel Hook or Rack $25.00
    Mirror Replace $75.00
    Data ports & coaxial (min) $25.00
    Electrical covers (outlet/switch) $15.00
    Replace switch or outlet $25.00
    Floors Tile damage (min) $30.00
    Carpet (min) $30.00
    HVAC (heater/air conditioning units) Thermostat $80.00
    Heater cover $100.00
    HVAC unit (min) $300.00
    Lights Replace globe $20.00
    Fluorescent fixture $100.00
    Fixtures-Apartments $150.00
    LED Fixtures $150.00
    Paint Ceiling $50.00
    Window sill $20.00
    Full wall $50.00
    Full room $200.00
    Repair scratches, holes (min. each) $5.00
    Safety (Fire) Equipment Replace ABC $100.00
    Recharge ABC $30.00
    Replace detector $30.00
    Sinks (Peterson Hall) Light fixture $70.00
    Faucet $100.00
    Sink bowl $200.00
    Cabinet $300.00
    Windows Replace curtain set $20.00
    Replace curtain rod $15.00
    Replace blinds $30.00
    Replace window latch $30.00
    Replace screen $100.00
    Replace Screen Frame $50.00 - $150.00
    Replace glass $200.00 - $900.00

    2024 IMPORTANT DATES

    Student Staff Hiring Process
    January 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024
    Timeline for hiring here

    Fall 2024 Housing Selection Dates
    More information available here
    Housing Selection Information Sessions

    February 20 - February 21, 2024 (5:00PM MT)
    Lottery Numbers Emailed
    March 1, 2024
    Lottery Application & Exemption Window
    March 18, 2024 (7:00AM MT) - March 21, 2024
    Lottery Exemptions & Accommodations Due
    March 25, 2024 (11:59PM MT)
    Housing Application Open for All
    March 25, 2024 (7:00AM MT)

    Spring Break 2024
    Residence Halls Close
    Rocker Square Apartments Remain Open

    March 9, 2024 - March 17, 2024
    Details available here

    May Closing 2024
    Residence Halls & Apartments close
    Non-graduating students
    May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
    Eligible graduating students
    May 5, 2024 at 2:00PM, noon
    Details available here