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 12, 2021 (extended)
The form is still pending updates. Early arrival requests for days prior to August 17th will not be approved.


October 18 - October 22
Health & Safety Inspections

November 1
Spring 2022 Semester Housing Application Opens 
Students already in housing need not complete

November 24 - November 28
Thanksgiving Break - Residence Halls Do Not Close

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

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

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