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. 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, and 1 Assistant Area Coordinator

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!

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2021-2022 IMPORTANT DATES

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