2022-2023 Housing & Dining Rates 

Housing - Room Types Per Semester Cost
Double/Triple Occupancy $1,984.00
Single Occupancy $2,371.00
Quad  $2,220.00
Deluxe/Study Quad $2,382.00
Placer Double Suite $2,560.00
Placer Single Suite $2,943.00
Rocker Square I Apartments $3,466.00
Rocker Square II Apartments $3,342.00
Double as a Single
Summer Housing - Rocker Square I  $210.00 per week

Meal Plans
Per Semester Cost
Gold Rush * $1,938.00
Hardrocker 160 * $1,717.00
Hardrocker 125 * $1,717.00 
Hardrocker 75 $991.00
Hardrocker Flex $1,091.00 
Rocker Square Flex ** $514.00
Commuter Block 25$235.00
Commuter Block 50$456.00

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 plan changes for Fall 2022 will be available via online form (closed) from August 1 - 31, 2022 at 4:30pm. 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. Meal plan meals are not transferable to the next semester and are non-refundable. Dining Flex Dollars will transfer from the fall to spring semester as long as a plan is purchased for that semester. All meal plans include a bond and utility fee used to cover costs of building operations and improvements.


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