On Campus Living 

Housing for Students Required to Live On Campus
In accordance with South Dakota Board of Regents policy, all students are required to live on campus if they graduated high school in the last two years. The on-campus housing requirement for Fall 2024 students will include those who graduated high school in 2023 or 2024. South Dakota Mines commits to providing on-campus housing for each of those students.  Please explore this section to learn more about housing options available.

Housing for All Upperclass and Graduate Students
Residence Life offers rooms in Rocker Square I and Rocker Square II for all students who graduated high school prior to 2023 on a first come first served basis for the 2024-2025 academic year. Rocker Square housing will be in high demand for the 2024-2025 school year. All upper class students eligible for the Rocker Square Apartments who submit a housing application are automatically added to the waitlist if no space is available. We encourage those students to explore options and resources on our Off-Campus Living page.  Please explore our housing pages to learn more about upper class housing options.

Find more detailed information on the Housing Selection Information page. 

      2023-2024 IMPORTANT DATES

      Winter Break 2023-2024
      Residence Halls & Apartments Close
      December 14, 2023 at 12:00PM, noon
      Residence Halls & Apartments Open
      Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 8:00AM
      Details available here

      First Day of Spring 2024 Classes
      Monday, January 8, 2024

      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 5:00PM