Welcome to Back to Campus! Move-In Fall 2023

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 2023 Move-In Process

More details and student-specific information will be sent via email

New to South Dakota Mines Housing for Fall 2023

  • First Year and New to South Dakota Mines students Check-Ins will be Thursday, August 17.
  • Check-In will be from 8am to 4pm with two-hour arrival windows. Students will be asked to indicate their arrival time on the New Student Checklist.
  • 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 Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20 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 16, 2023.
To request early arrival housing,  Application and Agreement [under revision] must be completed and submitted/returned to Residence Life by 8am, August 7, 2023.
Early arrival requests for days prior to August 16th will not be approved.

Athletics & Other Specific Early Arrival Group

Student Athletes will receive a schedule and more information from their coach or program coordinator. All information comes though athletics
Athletes are also required to attend the in person community meetings and Rocker Ready Orientation on August 17-20.

Football, Volleyball, Soccer – August (TBD)
Cross Country – August (TBD)
Cheer – August (TBD)
Move-In Crew, Student Success & WiSE Mentors - August 16th


Residence Life Staff Applications
Information Sessions Begin January 25
Applications Open January 27
Visit the Residential Education Hiring Page

New Student Housing Sign-Up
Application Opens February 13
Visit the New Student Sign-Up Page

Lottery Numbers Emailed
Sent to emails on March 1
For returners required to live on campus

Spring Break - Traditional Halls Close
March 11 - March 19
Details available here

Returning Student Housing Sign Up
March 20 - March 26 varying by group
Returning Student Housing Selection

May Closing
Halls close at noon on May 6
5pm on May 7th for graduating students