Welcome to Back to Campus! Move-In Fall 2021

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!

Fall 2021 Move-In Process - More details to come via email

New to South Dakota Mines Housing for Fall 2021

  • First Year and New to South Dakota Mines students Check-Ins will be Thursday, August 19.
  • Check-In will be from 8:00am to 4:00pm with no assigned arrival times. 
  • New students moving into Peterson, Palmerton, or Connolly Halls will check in at their housing location. Tables for check-in will be set up at the entrances of each building.

Returning Student Check-Ins

  • Returning students may return between Friday, August 20 - Sunday, August 22 between 8:00am and 4:00pm each day. 
  • 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. 

Early Arrivals

In very limited circumstances, an early arrival to campus may be approved. Early arrival request will only be reviewed for move-in dates starting August 17, 2021.
To request early arrival housing,  Application and Agreement — must be completed and submitted/returned to Residence Life by 8:00am, August 8, 2021.
The form is still pending updates. Early arrival requests for days prior to August 17th will not be approved.


late June & Early July 
Fall Housing Assignment Notifications Sent

Mid July
Fall Housing Early Arrival and Meal Plan Change Request Forms Live

July 31 
New Student ID Photos Due via Checklist

August 19
New Student Move-In Day

August 20-22
Returning Student Move-In

August 23
First Day of Classes

August 23
First Day of Classes

December 9 (Noon) - January 8 (7:30am)
Residence Halls Close for Winter Break

March 6 (Noon) - March 14 (8am)
Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
Rocker Square Apartments Do Not Close

May 8 (Noon)
Residence Halls Close Summer Break
Graduating Seniors can depart until 9th @ 5pm