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. 

Winter Break Closing Information

All residence halls close Thursday, Dec. 13 at 12noon for Winter Break.  Residents must vacate housing 24-hours after their last final or by this date, whichever occurs first. All housing reopens Saturday, Jan. 5 at 12noon.  For complete information on winter break procedures or to apply for a late stay/early arrival, visit our Winter Break Website.

New Residents- Spring 2019

New to Mines this January?  Learn more about our housing options and our Residence Life Office by visiting our New Student website.  The Spring 2019 Housing Application is now available -- apply today! New resident move-in is scheduled for Saturday,  Jan. 5 from 12pm - 5pm.  

Rocker Square Apartments Available - Spring 2019

Upperclass apartment housing is available on a limited basis for Spring 2019 contracts.  Returning upperclass students or transfer students may apply online for Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II.

Upcoming Events @ Mines




  • Thurs. Dec. 13, 12noon
    All Housing Closes - Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 5, 12noon
    All Housing Opens - Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 2, 12noon
    Residence Halls Close - Spring Break (Rocker I/II remain open)
  • Sun. March 10, 8am
    Residence Halls Re-Open - Spring Break
  • Sat. May 4, 12noon
    All Housing Closes