Cultural Events


Diwali - Festival of Lights

Every year in November the India Club at SD Mines puts on a special celebration for Diwali, the Festival of Lights.  Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India for those of the Hindu faith.  Here, the campus community as well as many in Rapid City come to the Diwali celebration for the music, food, dancing, exotic costumes and fireworks. Please see the campus calendar for actual dates and more information on the event. 
For more information on Diwali, please see the Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India 


Cultural Expo

International students from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a variety of community groups celebrate their cultural diversity with food, entertainment and displays.  Learn more at the Cultural Expo webpage.


Cultural Etiquette Dinner

Increasingly science and engineering students go on to careers where they work in many places around the world, and on global teams with diverse membership.   The Cultural Etiquette dinner helps students understand the standards of behavior in business or social settings with people from other cultures.  What do you eat and drink? What is appropriate table conversation?  When do you give a gift, and what do you give?  These are just some of the issues addressed.  For more information, contact us at international@sdsmt.edu 

Contact Us:
Ivanhoe International Center
SD School of Mines & Technology
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
Skype: sdsmt.international