Mines News

Release Date Monday, August 21, 2023

Mines Invites Community to Join Hardrockers at Summer Nights

From 6-9 p.m. on Aug, 24, 2023, 7th Street downtown is home to Hardrocker Night at Summer Nights featuring an appearance by student athletes, university mascot Grubby, Mines CAMP teams, pep band and liquid nitrogen ice cream from the Mines chapter of the American Chemical Society (pictured).

South Dakota Mines invites the community to Hardrockers at Summer Nights from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, on 7th Street in downtown Rapid City. The event is part of the university’s Rocker Launch activities for students’ return to campus.

Mines athletes will join the fun alongside the university mascot, Grubby, and Mines CAMP teams will be on hand to show off the work of their competitive teams. The Mines chapter of the American Chemical Society will also be making liquid nitrogen ice cream. Alumni are invited to the VIP tent west of the stage. Live music will be provided by headliners The RathCo, and the Hardrocker Pep Band will provide some intermission entertainment. The event is free for all ages.

Per the Rapid City Police Department, Summer Nights only allows non-clear bags smaller than 8” x 6” x 4” (must be able to lay flat in baskets at gate entrances). Clear bags larger than that size are allowed.

Hardrockers at Summer Nights is co-sponsored by South Dakota Mines and the Center for Alumni Relations and Advancement (CARA). For more details click here.


About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Mike Ray, 605-394-6082, mike.ray@sdsmt.edu