Residence Life: Housing Information for Mines Students

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology! Almost 1,100 students call our residence halls home while at SD Mines. We guarantee housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years ( per BOR housing policies) and offer upperclass housing and apartments for all students interested in campus living. Please take time to look through our website to learn about our residence life program, the housing options we offer, and much more.

Residence Life Mission

Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents. 

Welcome New Students!

Welcome to our incoming class of 2019-2020!  All of us in Residence Life are excited for our upcoming year and welcoming you to your new home.  You can learn more about housing options, our residence halls, and your first year experience by visiting our New Student Website.  We look forward to your arrival -- please contact us if you have any questions or concerns before your arrival in August. 

Summer Housing Available - Rocker Square I

Summer housing for current/incoming SD Mines students is available in our Rocker Square I apartments.  Complete information and our online application can be found on our Summer Housing Website. 

Apartments Available for Upperclass Students: 2019-2020

Residence Life is excited to once again provide Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II apartments for our juniors, seniors, and graduate students!  Our campus apartments are an ideal way to continue your time at Mines -- our single-bedroom apartments come furnished and include laundry in each unit and full kitchens.  Live in Rocker Square to enjoy all we offer: housing charges directly on your student account (so financial aid easily applies!), community socials and access to University staff, a quick walk to your classes, and much more! Applications are available starting March 21 and are accepted/assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn more on our Housing Selection website.  

Upcoming Events @ Mines


  • Thurs. Aug. 22, 8am-6pm
    New Student Move-In
  • Aug. 23-25, 8am-6pm
    Returning Student Move-In
  • Thurs. Dec. 19, 12noon
    Housing Closes - Winter Break
  • Sat. Jan. 11, 12noon
    Housing Opens - Winter Break
  • Sat. March 7, 12noon
    Residence Halls Close - Spring Break
    Rocker I/II Remain Open
  • Sun. March 15, 8am
    Residence Halls Open - Spring Break
  • Sat. May 9, 12noon
    All Housing Closes