Housing Information

Housing for Students Required to Live On Campus
In accordance with South Dakota Board of Regents policy, all students who graduated from high school in 2021 or 2022 are required to live on-campus during the 2022-2023 academic year and South Dakota Mines commits to providing on-campus housing for each of those students. Please explore this section to learn more about housing options available.

Housing for All Upperclass and Graduate Students - Currently Full, Waitlist Available
Residence Life offers rooms in Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II for all students who graduated high school prior to 2021 on a first come first served basis. As anticipated, Rocker Square housing is in high demand for the 2022-2023 school year and all spaces are currently full. All students eligible for the Rockers who submit a housing application are automatically added to the waitlist. We encourage those students to explore options and resources on out Off-Campus Housing page.  Please explore our housing pages and Rocker Square pages to learn more about upper class housing options.

Find more detailed information on the Housing Selection Information page. 

2022-2023 Important Dates

Move-In Weekend
New Students: Arrival on Thursday, August 18th from 8am-4pm.
Returning Students: Arrival between Friday, August 19th and Sunday, August 21 from 8am-4pm daily.
Visit the Move-In and New Student Rocker Ready Pages for more information. 

Thanksgiving Break Information
Campus housing does not close over Thanksgiving Break, November 23 - 27, 2022.
Students are able stay on campus, no registration needed. 

Winter Break Information - 
Housing closes Thursday, December 15, 2022 and opens January 7, 2023.
Please visit the Winter Break Housing page for more information.

Spring Break 2023 Information
Campus housing (except the Rocker Square Apartments) closes at noon on Saturday, March 11, 2023. and opens Sunday March 19, 2022 at 8:00am. 

May Move-Out 2023 
Campus Housing closes at noon on Saturday, May 6, 2023. or Sunday, May7, 5pm for Graduating Seniors.

      2022-2023 IMPORTANT DATES

      Move-In Weekend 
      New Students - August 18 (8am-4pm) 
      Returning Students - August 19-21 (8am-4pm) 
      Details available here

      First Day of Classes - August 22

      Thanksgiving Break
      Residence halls do not close

      Winter Break - Halls Close
      December 15 - January 7
      Details available here

      Spring Break - Halls Close
      March 11 - March 19
      Details available here

      May Closing
      Halls close at noon on May 6
      5pm on May 7th for graduating students