Off Campus Living: Search Engine

Our Off Campus Search Engine helps students looking for off-campus accommodations connect with individuals who have property to rent. Landlords or renting students seeking student tenants/roommates for a specific property can post a "Property to Rent" below!

Have Property to Rent?
To List On-Line with Mines
CLICK HERE

                                           

 

Need To Find A Rental?
To See Current Listings
CLICK HERE

Potential Roommate Contact List

Rocker Square Housing at South Dakota Mines will be in high demand for the 2024-2025 academic year. This tool is intended to provide an opportunity to directly contact each other if looking for roommates to share an off-campus opportunity.

Access to the document is restricted to SD Board of Regents students and staff. Students must request access with their student email address.

Any and all information in the document is optional. We ask that students maintain their own information, removing themselves if no longer seeking roommates. Information on the list should not be provided to anyone who does not have access to the document.

Potential Roommate Contact List
To access the list
CLICK HERE

                                           

 

Helpful Tips for Renting

Choose a safe, well-maintained apartment with a reputable landlord. Find out if the landlord has ever been cited for any building code or fire code violations. You can call the Code Enforcement Office at 605-355-3465. If a formal complaint has been filed against the landlord, the information will be on file at the county clerks office. You may want to look for another landlord or apartment if there are violations.

  • Read everything before you sign any documents or a lease.
  • Complete an inventory of the rental before you sign your lease. Negotiate repairs and improvements before signing.
  • Visit a number of potential rentals.
  • Check out safety issues, parking, access to transportation, locations of stores and laundry facilities.
  • Don’t let yourself be rushed into anything; take your time and ask lots of questions.
  • Keep a copy of all agreements, contracts and your credit report in a safe place.
  • Get everything in writing. Verbal agreements are very difficult to verify. Make sure your rental agreement includes all promises made by the landlord.
  • Research your rights and responsibilities as a renter.
  • Be a good neighbor. Introduce yourself to your new neighbors. Let them know if you are going to have a gathering and be sensitive to their lifestyle and needs.
  • Be safe. Call 911 in case of any emergencies.

2024 IMPORTANT DATES

Student Staff Hiring Process
January 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024
Timeline for hiring here

Fall 2024 Housing Selection Dates
More information available here
Housing Selection Information Sessions

February 20 - February 21, 2024 (5:00PM MT)
Lottery Numbers Emailed
March 1, 2024
Lottery Application & Exemption Window
March 18, 2024 (7:00AM MT) - March 21, 2024
Lottery Exemptions & Accommodations Due
March 25, 2024 (11:59PM MT)
Housing Application Open for All
March 25, 2024 (7:00AM MT)

Spring Break 2024
Residence Halls Close
Rocker Square Apartments Remain Open

March 9, 2024 - March 17, 2024
Details available here

May Closing 2024
Residence Halls & Apartments close
Non-graduating students
May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
Eligible graduating students
May 5, 2024 at 2:00PM, noon
Details available here