Housing Information 2021-2022

The University and Residence Life recognize the ever-changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impact on what campus living looks like this fall. Our department has been working on changes to procedures and practices that actively and intentionally promote the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.

Requirements, Dates, and Break Information

Spring Housing Application - Live on November 1, 2021
The application page will be available for any student needing housing during the Spring 2022 Semester. Students already in Campus housing for Fall 2021 need not complete the form. Find more information on the Housing Selection Information page. 

Housing for Students Required to Live On Campus
Residence Life offers housing to all freshmen and sophomores required to live in campus housing.  In accordance with South Dakota Board of Regents policy, all students who graduated from high school in 2020 or 2021 are required to live on-campus during the 2021-2022 academic year. Please explore this section to learn more about housing options available.

Housing for All Upperclass and Graduate Students
Residence Life offers Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II, and Connolly Hall for juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  Please explore our housing pages to learn more about upperclass housing options.

Winter Break Information
All campus housing closes at noon on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Please visit the Winter Break Housing page for more information.

Changes to On-Campus Living 

In addition to measures that will be in place through the University, Residence Life continues to develop plans to accommodate students and promote student health in the halls. This includes the following:

  • Increased surface and facility cleaning with EPA-registered disinfectants, equipment, and materials
  • Upper Class Housing has been in high demand for the 2021-2022 year -To accommodate increasing numbers, students who graduated prior to 2020 may be placed into Connolly Hall Double rooms when the Rocker Square apartments are at capacity 

    2021-2022 IMPORTANT DATES

    October 18 - October 22
    Health & Safety Inspections

    November 1
    Spring 2022 Semester Housing Application Opens 
    Students already in housing need not complete

    November 24 - November 28
    Thanksgiving Break - Residence Halls Do Not Close

    December 16 (Noon) - January 8 (7:30am)
    Residence Halls Close for Winter Break
    Winter Break Information Page

    December 1 - January 18 (4:30pm)
    Spring 2022 Meal Plan Changes Available
    Housing & Dining Information Page

    February 14 
    Housing Application opens for students new to Mines

    March 12 (Noon) - March 16 (8am)
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
    Rocker Square Apartments Do Not Close

    May 7 (Noon)
    Residence Halls Close Summer Break
    Graduating Seniors can depart until 8th @ 5pm