Welcome to Campus! Move-In Fall 2024

South Dakota Mines is already hard at work preparing for your arrival, to provide you with an environment that is safe and enriches your college experience. Our goal is to support the mission and values of the University by creating experiences and communities that celebrate your uniqueness, encourage your academic ambitions, and foster your development as a capable, responsible adult.

Your arrival on campus is an important step into another chapter of your life. We are here to take these steps with you! More details and student-specific information will be sent via email

New to South Dakota Mines Housing for Fall 2024

  • First Year and New to South Dakota Mines students Check-Ins will be Thursday, August 22, 2024.
  • Check-In will be from 8am to 4pm.
  • New students moving into Peterson, Palmerton, or Connolly Halls will check in at their housing location. others will check in at Residence Life in the Surbeck Center
  • Tables for check-in will be set up at the entrances of each building with inclement weather adaptations as needed.

Returning Student Check-Ins

  • Returning students may check in between Saturday, August 24 - Sunday, August 25 between 8am and 4pm
  • Students residing in Peterson, Placer, Rocker Square I, and Rocker Square II will check in at their housing location.
    Tables for check-in will be set up at the entrances of each building with inclement weather adaptations as needed. 

Early Arrivals

In very limited circumstances, an early arrival to campus may be approved if the room/space is ready. Early arrival request will only be reviewed for move-in dates starting August 21, 2024.
To request early arrival housing,  Application and Agreement must be completed and submitted/returned to Residence Life by 8am, August 1, 2024.
Early arrival requests for days prior to August 14th will not be approved.

Specific Early Arrival Groups

Group members in housing will receive details on their check-in process, schedule, and more information from their coach or program coordinator. All information comes though athletics or the coordinator.
Athletes are also required to attend the in-person community meetings and Rocker Ready Orientation.

Football,  – August 3, 2024
Cross Country, Volleyball, Soccer, Cheer – August 17, 2024
Pre-Orientation - TBD
Move-In Crew, Student Success & WiSE Mentors - August 20, 2024


Fall 2024 Housing Selection Dates
More information available here
Lottery Application & Exemption Window
March 18, 2024 (7:00AM MT) - March 21, 2024

Lottery Exemptions & Accommodations Due
March 25, 2024 (11:59PM MT)

Housing Application Open for All
March 25, 2024 (7:00AM MT)

May Closing 2024
Residence Halls & Apartments close
Non-graduating students

May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
Eligible graduating students

May 5, 2024 at 2:00PM, noon
Details available here