Rocker Ready Schedule Information

Welcome to Our Mines Family. All new students will need to attend an orientation prior to the start of the semester. Rocker Ready helps prepare you for the challenges you will face during your academic career here at SD Mines. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet new people and have a lot of fun. After orientation, Welcome Week starts with different, fun and entertaining programs and activities each night!

Fall 2020 Information:

Rocker Ready will be held partially online and in person. Students will receive a link to their School of Mines account in late July to complete the online portion of Rocker Ready. New students will then participate in the in person portion on Tuesday, August 18. A schedule for the in person portion will be coming soon.


Additional Orientation Sessions:

Orientation: Athletics

Football -  T.B.D. |   Student Schedule     Football Forms  Parent Schedule
Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Cheerleading- T.B.D.| Student Schedule  Parent Schedule 
Hardrocker cross country, football, soccer, cheerleaders, and volleyball players will move into their residence halls prior to their assigned orientation session. These orientations are specifically designed for student athletes. Sessions will also be available for parents. 

Orientation: Veterans


Orientation: International Students
(This is a two-day orientation)

All international students must attend this session. This orientation provides international students with information specific to their status and their transition to the US, including differences in culture and the educational system. All international students are required to attend this orientation session in addition to attending Rocker Ready Weekend. 

Orientation: Center for Inclusion Pre-Orientation

Open to all incoming domestic students of color. Including those that self-identify as one or more of the following: American Indian, African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. *Note Tribal enrollment is not required to attend. *All attendees are required to also attend Rocker Ready Weekend.  Contact the Office of Center for Inclusion with questions: or (605) 394-1828

For additional information contact (605) 394-2336,