Peterson Hall

Completed in 2004 and updated in 2019, Peterson Hall houses almost 300 freshmen and sophomore students. Peterson Hall is connected to the Surbeck Student Center. Students who live in Peterson appreciate the fact that they do not have to go outside to go to the dining hall or Miner's Shack. Peterson has a variety of different room styles including doubles, triples, quads, and study quads; all rooms come with beds that can be lofted using the providing lofting kit. Each room has a sink and there are community bathrooms for the residents living in doubles and triples. Residents in quads and study quads have a private bathroom. Peterson is home to the Peterson Interest Community program, which features the following interest communities: Service First, Outdoor Pursuits, and Exploring Rapid City (and beyond). These communities are open to all new freshmen as a housing option on the housing agreement.

Key features of Peterson Hall

  • Various gathering spaces throughout the building including two kitchens, two study rooms, and a TV lounge
  • Grubby Gold laundry room on first floor
  • Connected to Surbeck Student Center
  • Adjacent to March/Dayke Plaza - a seating area with gas BBQ grill
  • Staff of 8 Resident Advisors, 1 Residential Peer Mentor, 1 Assistant Area Coordinator, and 1 Assistant Director 

Peterson Hall Double

Peterson Hall Double

Room 11' x 17'

Peterson Hall Deluxe Double

Peterson Hall Deluxe Double

Room 11' x 21'

Peterson Hall Quad

Peterson Hall Quad

Main room 27' x 18'
Bathroom 7' x 6'
Note: Deluxe Quads have varied floor plans--they are units that are slightly larger.

Peterson Hall Study Quad

Peterson Hall Study Quad

Bedroom 13' x 10'
Bathroom 7' x 7'
Study Area (entry) 7' x 19'  

Take a Tour!

Click through our slideshow to learn more about Peterson Hall or view our virtual tour.

Residence Hall Check-In & Move-in Dates
(updated 6/16/20)

July 15
Early Arrival forms available
Priority Deadline for Check-Ins and Drop & Go options

July 29 - August 5
Drop & Go scheduled check-ins

August 15 - 17
First year students scheduled check-ins and move-in

August 15 - 18
Returning student scheduled check-ins and move-in

August 18
Rocker Ready orientation activities

August 19
Fall semester classes begin


  • Wed. Jul. 29 - Aug. 5 (8am-4pm)
    Drop & Go Student Scheduled Check-Ins & Move-In
  • Sat. Aug. 15 – 18 (8am-4pm)
    Returning Student Scheduled Check-Ins & Move-In
  • Sat. Aug. 15 – 17 (8am-4pm)
    New Student Scheduled Check-Ins & Move-In
  • Tues. Aug. 18
    New Student Ready Rocker Orientation Activities
  • Wed. Aug. 19
    Fall Semester Classes Begin
  • Wed. Nov. 25 (5pm)
    Housing Closes for Fall Semester Break
  • Fri. Jan. 8 (12pm)
    Housing Opens for Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 6 (12pm)
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
  • Sun. March 14 (8am)
    Residence Halls Open after Spring Break
  • Sat. May 8 (12pm)
    Housing Closes for Year