Returning Student Housing Selection: 2018-2019 

Upperclass Housing: Rocker Square I & Rocker Square II

Upperclass housing (available to students who graduated from high school before January 2017) is available in Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II apartments for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The online housing application for these spaces is available starting Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  Housing will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Groups of students should submit applications within 48-hours of each other to ensure they are assigned together.  Learn more about Rocker I and Rocker II by visiting these web pages. Housing pricing for 2018-2019 will be set the South Dakota Board of Regents in April; current rates are available online here.  Available spaces in the apartments include:

  • 23 Rocker Square II 4-Bedroom Apartments (singles)
  • 2 Rocker Square II 2-Bedroom Apartments (singles)
  • 26 Rocker Square I 4-Bedroom Apartments (singles)
  • 3 Rocker Square I 2-Bedroom Apartments (singles)

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing is available in Rocker Square I, Rocker Square II, and Placer Hall. For complete information and details, visit the Gender Inclusive Housing Website.

Current Students Required To Live On Campus

Per South Dakota Board of Regents policy, all students who graduated from high school in 2017 or 2018 are required to live on campus during the 2018-2019 academic year (unless a housing exemption has been applied for and approved).  Current residents who graduated from high school in 2017 are guaranteed housing per the housing selection process March 13-19.

Housing Selection Important Dates

  • Feb. 26: Lottery Numbers Emailed to Eligible Students (students required to live on campus)
  • March 13-19: Housing Application Submission Period for students required to live on campus (submissions online via the online housing application)
  • March 21: Housing Application Open to Upperclass students for Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II

Housing Selection: Important Details for Required Students

  • Lottery numbers are issued to all students required to live on campus for the 2018-2019 academic year.  These lottery numbers are randomly assigned.
  • All current students required to live on campus must submit a housing application between March 13 - 19.
  • Students may request to live together on the housing application (as a group).  To be assigned as a group, all students must be listed on all applications.  
  • Housing assignments will be assigned using the random lottery numbers assigned.  Assignments are made starting with the lowest lottery numbers.  For a group, assignments will be based on the lowest lottery number.
  • Returning students do not need to pay the $100 housing deposit - the deposit carries over year to year

Available Housing for Required Students

The following spaces will be available as part of the 2018-2019 lottery number housing selection process:

Pricing for 2018-2019 will be set by the Board of Regents in April. Please refer to current pricing online for reference. Once final pricing is set by the Board of Regents, all students will be notified.

    Special Accommodations

    In limited circumstances, the University approves students for special housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status. If you have special needs that make it necessary to have a specific type of housing, please contact Residence Life or visit the Disability Services website for the Special Housing Accommodations Form.  The form is due by March 19, 2018.

    Housing Exemption Information

    Per SD Board of Regents policy, all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years are required to live in campus housing.  Current students who are required to live on campus next year may apply for an exemption from this policy by March 19, 2018.  In general, housing exemptions are granted only for the following reasons:  living in approved Greek Life housing, living with parents or guardians in the Rapid City area, living with a spouse, or living with dependent children.  More information about the exemption policy can be found online. Questions may be directed to the Residence Life Office.


    2018-2019 IMPORTANT DATES

    • Thurs. Aug. 16, 8am-6pm
      New Student Move-In
    • Aug. 17-19, 8am-6pm
      Returning Student Move-In
    • 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