2023-2024 Housing & Dining Rates 

Housing and dining rates for the next academic year are typically approved by the SD Board of Regents in March or April. Rates typically increase a small amount each year.

Housing - Room Types Per Semester
Double/Triple Occupancy $2,075.00
Single Occupancy $2,480.00
Quad  $2,322.00
Study Quad $2,492.00
Placer Double Suite $2,678.00
Placer Single Suite $3,078.00
Rocker Square I Apartments $3,625.00
Rocker Square II Apartments $3,496.00
Double as a Single
Summer Housing - Rocker Square I  $220.00 per week

Meal Plans (click here for plan details)
Per Semester
Gold Rush * $2,058.00
Hardrocker 160 * $1,823.00
Hardrocker 125 * $1,823.00 
Hardrocker 75 $1,052.00
Hardrocker Flex $1,158.00 
Rocker Square Flex ** $546.00
Commuter Block 25 $250.00
Commuter Block 50 $484.00

Commuters, Faculty, and Staff can sign up for any meal plan via the online form
* New students who graduated high school in the last calendar year must have one of these plans

** Only available to Rocker Square residents, commuting students, or faculty/staff

Meal Plan Terms and Conditions:

For meal plan details, hours of operation, menus, and employment opportunities, please visit the Mines Dining page

Meal Plans may be changed once per semester for the first 10 days. Changes may be completed on the housing application if not yet placed into housing or via online form [goes live Nov. 1 - Jan. 16 @ 4pm]. Changes to meal plans for the Fall are automatically applied for the Spring semester. All funds and plans purchased for use in the South Dakota Mines dining program are for the personal use of the owner of the account or plan only and are non-transferable. Meals may not be bought or sold and meal plan holder must accompany guest when using guest meals. Plan meal swipes are not transferable to the next semester and are non-refundable. Meal Plan Flex Dollars will transfer from the fall to spring semester as long as the student maintains enrollment into the spring semester.  All meal plans include a bond and utility fee used to cover costs of building operations and improvements.


Thanksgiving Holiday 2023
November 21 - November 26
Residence Halls & Apartments Remain Open

Winter Break 2023-2024
Residence Halls & Apartments Close
December 14, 2023 at 12:00PM, noon
Residence Halls & Apartments Open
Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 8:00AM
Details available here

First Day of Spring 2024 Classes
Monday, January 8, 2024

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 5:00PM