Summer Housing

Limited summer housing is available to South Dakota Mines & BOR students over the summer sessions in Rocker Square I apartments at an estimated rate of $215 per week (rate approval by the SD Board of Regents occurs mid-spring). Individuals who are not BOR students may review summer offerings on the Summer Conferencing page. All Field Camps are coordinated through Field Camp Faculty and Staff, and will not need need to complete this application unless staying for additional time before/after camp housing dates. 


To apply for our summer housing program, please complete our online application here. Once received, our office will be in touch about availability and placement. Priority placement goes to students taking classes at South Dakota Mines over the summer and student employees working for a campus department over the summer. Students currently living on campus looking to stay late after the fall semester can only stay until May 10, 2023 and can apply on the Late Stay Application


All summer residents will receive roommates assigned to their apartment and roommates may be requested on the application. Students are not guaranteed that they will be able to reside in their current/spring or future/fall housing assignments. Facilities and custodial staff may need to enter the apartment multiple times during the summer to turn over bedrooms for multiple guests if residents are not staying the entire summer. All students staying over summer will be issued a campus mailbox in the Surbeck Center.

Students will be billed for the duration of their reservation at the beginning of the summer session (May). If a reservation is terminated early or extended, students will have their accounts adjusted accordingly. Summer rates apply for on-campus residency between spring semester May Closing and Move-In for the fall semester. Housing will be billed to the students Banner account for any SDBOR enrolled student. 

Moving In and Out
Summer housing for students not already living on campus does not begin until 8am Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Summer housing for students staying in summer housing but not living on campus for Fall 2023 must move out by 11:59pm on August 6, 2023.

Students may check in for summer housing assignments M-F between 8am and 4pm. Arrival dates should be coordinated for one of those days whenever possible. Please connect with us for unique circumstances. 

  • Students staying straight through from spring semester May Closing into Summer Housing:
    • Will need to stay in their spring assignment until the summer room can be cleaned and repairs completed (as needed).
    • Residence life will notify the resident when the summer assignment apartment is ready and keys can be picked up.
    • The student will need to relocate within 3 days to ensure we can turn over the spring room.
  • Students Staying straight through from Summer Housing into fall semester Move-In:
    • To have summer rooms ready for fall occupants, students will be required to move into their Fall assignment well in advance of fall Move-In (estimated 1-2 weeks). 
    • Residence life will notify the resident when the fall assignment is ready and keys/access are ready.
    • The student will need to relocate within 3 days to ensure we can turn over the fall housing assignment.

All bikes must be removed for the summer. Bikes left on campus in non-designated areas will be removed after May 10, 2023 and donated.
Students staying on campus for the summer must move bikes to the Rocker I or Surbeck bike racks and have their bikes registered with a sticker by May 10.
Bicycle Registration Form


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