2021-2022 Estimated Housing & Dining Rates 

Semester Housing Rates Cost Per Semester**
Double/Triple Occupancy $1,945.00
Single Occupancy $2,324.00
Quad  $2,176.00
Deluxe/Study Quad $2,335.00
Placer Double Suite $2,510.00
Placer Single Suite $2,885.00
Rocker Square I Apartments $3,398.00
Rocker Square II Apartments $3,276.00
Double as a Single
Summer Rocker Square I  $206.00

Semester Meal Plan Rates
Cost Per Semester
Gold Rush * $2,040.00
Hardrocker 160 * $1,807.00
Hardrocker 125 * $1,807.00 
Hardrocker 75 $1,043.00
Hardrocker Flex $1,148.00 
Rocker Square Flex ** $541.00

Meal Plan changes for Fall 2021 were only available through September 2, 2021. Changes to meal plans for the Fall meal plans are automatically applied for the Spring semester. Meal plan changes for Spring 2022 will be available December 1, 2021 through January 18, 2022 at 4:30pm. 

* New students who graduated high school in 2021 must have one of these plans
** Only available to Rocker Square residents, commuting students, or faculty/staff

For complete meal plan information, visit the Mines Dining meal plan webpage.


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

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

January 26 
Student Staff Hiring Process Begins
Learn about our employment options

February 14 
Housing Application opens for students new to South Dakota 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