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: typically 11' x 17' 
Note: Some doubles have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Peterson Hall Triple

Peterson Hall Deluxe Double
Room 11' x 21'
Note: Some triples have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Peterson Hall Quad

Main room 27' x 18'
Bathroom 7' x 6'
Note: Quads have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Peterson Hall Study Quad

Peterson Hall Study Quad

Bedroom 13' x 10'
Bathroom 7' x 7'
Study Area (entry) 7' x 19'
Note: Some study-quads have varied floor plans. Dimensions are not always available.

Take a Tour!

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Thanksgiving Break
Residence halls do not close

Winter Break - Halls Close
December 15 - January 7
Details available here

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 - 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